The Tilting igneous complex, Fogo District, Newfoundland

Williams, Harold (1957) The Tilting igneous complex, Fogo District, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Tilting is situated on the northeast corner of Fogo Island which lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Fogo Island has an area of approximately 110 square miles and the Tilting area which encloses the settlement of Tilting has an area of approximately 5 square miles. Many diverse rock types occur within the Tilting area where a diorite gabbro complex is intruded by the Fogo granite batholith. -- In several places the basic rocks of the diorite gabbro complex show marked primary banding accompanied by primary foliation. The writer feels that this primary banding originated through rhythmic differentiation and that the primary foliation is a sedimentation structure. A review of the literature and description of classic areas are presented. -- Intrusion breccias and gradational rock series are of common occurrence. Hybrid rocks characterized by abnormal mineral associations are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6525
Item ID: 6525
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 62-63. -- The accompanying map has been digitized and placed at the end of the thesis.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Earth Sciences
Date: 1957
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Tilting
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Geology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Tilting

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