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1991

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Banded iron formation

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Studies Of The Precambrian Geology Of Iowa: Part 1. The Otter Creek Layered Igneous Complex, Kenneth E. Windom, Karl E. Seifert, Raymond R. Anderson Jan 1991

Studies Of The Precambrian Geology Of Iowa: Part 1. The Otter Creek Layered Igneous Complex, Kenneth E. Windom, Karl E. Seifert, Raymond R. Anderson

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Rocks from a buried igneous body, herein called the Otter Creek layered igneous complex, were recovered by drilling in Archean rocks in northwestern Iowa. This complex consists of layers of ultramafic and mafic cumulate rocks, including bronzitite, harzburgite, dunite, gabbro, and anorthosite. These rocks have been subjected to low-grade metamorphism with a patagenesis including serpentine, chlorite, talc, uralitic amphiboles, magnetite, albite, epidote, sericite, and minor quartz and calcite. During its intrusion, the magma which gave rise to the layered body engulfed a large block of rock consisting of banded iron formation and thin lamprophyre dikes. Both the iron formation and ...