Earth Sciences Research Journal
versão impressa ISSN 1794-6190
MARTINEZ, Lina Fernanda e ZULUAGA C, Carlos A.. Thermal modeling of pluton emplacement and associated contact metamorphism: Parashi stock emplacement in the Serranía de Jarara (Alta Guajira, Colombia). Earth Sci. Res. J. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp. 145-152. ISSN 1794-6190.
In the northernmost portion of the Serrania de Jarara (Alta Guajira, Colombia), low - medium grade metamorphic rocks from the Etpana Metamorphic Suite were thermally affected by emplacement of a small calc-alkaline intrusion (Parashi Stock). Detailed petrographic analysis in collected rock samples across the NE and NW plutonic contacts show occurrences of textural and mineralogical changes in the country rock fabric that evidence contact metamorphism overprinting regional metamorphism of the Etpana Suite. These changes include growth of andalusite (chiastolite), calcic clinopyroxene and amphibole porphyroblast crosscutting Sn+1 metamorphic foliation. Hornblende-plagioclase barometry (ca. 3.1 kbar) and cooling models for the stock show maximum time temperature evolution in the country rock at the interpreted depth of intrusion (ca. 11 km) and help to evaluate the behavior of the country rock with the changing local geotherm.
Palavras-chave : Parashi Stock; Etpana Metamorphic Suite; Alta Guajira; thermal models.