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Fiamme textures in volcanic successions: Flaming issues of definition and interpretation


Bull, KF and McPhie, J, Fiamme textures in volcanic successions: Flaming issues of definition and interpretation, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 164, (4) pp. 205-216. ISSN 0377-0273 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.05.005


Fiamme are aligned, "flame-like" lenses found in welded ignimbrite. Fiamme also occur in welded pyroclastic fall deposits, secondary welded pumice-rich facies, diagenetically altered and compacted non-welded, pumiceous, volcaniclastic facies and lavas. Fiamme can be formed in a variety of ways. The common genetic use of the term fiamme for pumice clasts that have undergone welding compaction is too narrow. "Fiamme" is best used as a descriptive term for elongate lenses or domains of the same mineralogy, texture and composition, which define a pre-tectonic foliation, and are separated by domains of different mineralogy, texture or composition. This descriptive term can be used regardless of the origin of the texture, and remains appropriate for flattened pumice clasts in welded ignimbrite. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Bull, KF (Ms Katharine Bull)
UTAS Author:McPhie, J (Professor Jocelyn McPhie)
ID Code:51586
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:51
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-18

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