Reply to discussion of ‘Crustal fluid contamination in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa: an analogue for subduction zone fluid migration’ by Roger Scoon and Andrew Mitchell (2020)

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In their discussion of our recent publication, Scoon and Mitchell (2020) put forward a number of arguments against the hydromagmatic model of Bushveld Complex formation that we present. Their criticisms of our model focus primarily on the formation mechanisms of the discordant bodies present at Bushveld, namely the iron-rich ultramafic pegmatites and the dunite pipes. While this was a minor portion of our paper, we here review evidence in favor of a fluid-related origin for these discordant bodies, in contrast to the primarily magmatic origin that Scoon and Mitchell present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benson, E; Connolly, JAD; Boudreau, AE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 2287 - 2292

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2839

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-6814

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00206814.2020.1830444

Citation Source

  • Scopus