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Isotopic evidence for the provenance of some Caledonian granites

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A combined Nd- and Sr-isotope study of Caledonian granites in Scotland and northern England demonstrates the importance of continental crust in their petrogenesis and places limits on the involvement of contemporary mantle-derived material.

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  1. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, UK

    • P. J. Hamilton
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  2. British Antarctic Survey, c/o Institute of Geological Sciences, Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NG, UK

    • R. J. Pankhurst

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