Stable oxygen and carbon isotope compositions of garnet and carbonates in metamorphic aureoles
This dataset presents the stable oxygen isotope composition of garnets and the stable carbon isotope composition of carbonates in a metamorphic aureole. These measurements were used to understand the hydrothermal history of a skarn in the Sierra Nevada batholith of California. Whereas the oxygen isotope composition of garnets directly trace the fluids from which they crystallize, the oxygen and stable carbon isotope compositions of carbonates (calcite, limestone, marble) in metamorphic environments can be used to determine the drivers of decarbonation reactions (i.e. those that form calc-silicate minerals that comprise skarns).
How to cite this dataset:
Ramos, E., 2021. Stable oxygen and carbon isotope compositions of garnet and carbonates in metamorphic aureoles, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.26022/IEDA/111852.
DOI Creation Date:
Ramos, Evan J., Hesse, Marc A., Barnes, Jaime D., Jordan, Jacob S., Lackey, Jade Star, (2018), "Reevaluating fluid sources during skarn formation: An assessment of the Empire Mountain skarn, Sierra Nevada, USA." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(10): 3657-3672.
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International [CC BY-SA 4.0]
National Science Foundation: 1338842
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: Empire Mountain, Mineral King, Sierra Nevada, California
User Contributed Keyword(s):
garnet, skarn, decarbonation, stable isotope geochemistry
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