Journal of


  (Formerly Journal of the Czech Geological Society)

Original paper

David Buriánek, Vladimír Žáček

Compositional variations in tourmalines from peraluminous rocks of the Dipilto Granitic Batholith, Eastern Chortis Terrane, Nicaragua: tracers of magmatic to hydrothermal evolution

Journal of Geosciences, volume 60 (2015), issue 2, 91 - 112


Balen D, Broska I (2011) Tourmaline nodules: products of devolatilization within the final evolutionary stage of granitic melt? In: Sial AN, Bettencourt JS, De Campos CP, FerreiraVP (eds) Granite-Related Ore Deposits. Geological Society of London Special Publications 350: 53-68

Balen D, Petrinec Z (2011) Contrasting tourmaline types from peraluminous granites: a case study from Moslavačka Gora (Croatia). Mineral Petrol 102: 117-134

Barbarin B (1990) Plagioclase xenocrysts and mafic magmatic enclaves in some granitoids of the Sierra Nevada Batholith, California. J Geophys Res 95:17747-17756

Barbarin B (2005) Mafic magmatic enclaves and mafic rocks associated with some granitoids of the central Sierra Nevada Batholith, California: nature, origin, and relations with the hosts. Lithos 80: 155-177

Barbey P (1991) Restites in migmatites and autochthonous granites: their main features and their genesis. In: Didier J, Barbarin B (eds) Enclaves and Granite Petrology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 479-492

Boynton WV (1984) Cosmochemistry of the rare earth elements: meteorite studies. In: Henderson PE (ed) Rare Earth Element Geochemistry. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 63-114

Broska I, Uher P, Lipka J (1998) Brown and blue schorl from the Spiš-Gemer granite, Slovakia: composition and genetic relations. J Czech Geol Soc 43: 9-16

Buriánek D, Dolníček Z (2011) Metamorphic evolution of the contact aureole of the Dipilto Batholith, Eastern Chortis Terrane, Nicaragua. J Geosci 56: 9-26

Buriánek D, Novák M (2004) Morphological and compositional evolution of tourmaline from nodular granite at Lavičky near Velké Meziříčí, Moldanubicum, Czech Republic. J Czech Geol Soc 49: 81-90

Buriánek D, Novák M (2007) Compositional evolution and substitutions in disseminated and nodular tourmaline from leucocratic granites: examples from the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic. Lithos 95: 148-164

Buriánek D, Hradecký P, Havlíček P, Čáp P, Novotný R, Baldík V (2010) Geological map of Jalapa area 1:50 000. Czech Geological Survey, Prague (in Czech)

Castro A (2001) Plagioclase morphologies in assimilation experiments: implications for disequilibrium melting in the generation of granodiorite rocks. Mineral Petrol 71: 31-49

Castro A, Moreno-Ventas I, de la Rosa JD (1991) H-type (Hybrid) granitoids: a proposed revision of the granite type classifcation and nomenclature. Earth Sci Rev 31: 237-253

De La Roche H, Leterrier J, Grandclaude P, Marchal M (1980) A classification of volcanic and plutonic rocks using R1 R2-diagram and major element analyses - its relationships with current nomenclature. Chem Geol 29: 183-210

Dempírová L (2010) Evaluation of SiO2, Na2O, MgO, K2O determinations in silicate samples by z-score obtained from nineteen interlaboratory tests. Zpr geol Výzk v Roce 2009: 323-326

Dempírová L, Šikl J, Kašičková R, Zoulková V, Kříbek B (2010) The evaluation of precision and relative error of the main components of silicate analyses in Central Laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey Zpr geol Výzk v Roce 2009: 326-330

Dengo G (1969) Problems of tectonic relations between Central America and the Caribbean. Trans Gulf Coast Assoc Geol Soc 19: 311-320

Dini A, Corretti A, Innocenti F, Rocchi S, Westerman DS (2007) Sooty sweat stains or tourmaline spots? The Argonauts at Elba Island (Tuscany) and the spread of Greek trading in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Piccardi L, Masse WB (eds) Myth and Geology, Geological Society of London Special Publications 273: 227-243

Donnelly TW, Horne GS, Finch RC, López-Ramos E (1990) Northern Central America: The Maya and Chortis blocks. In: Dengo G, Case JE (eds) The Caribbean Region. Geological Society of America, Boulder, pp 37-76

Droop GTR (1987) A general equation for estimating Fe3+ concentrations in ferromagnesian silicates using stoichiometric criteria. Mineral Mag 51:431-435

Ersoy Y, Helvacı C (2010) FC-AFC-FCA and mixing modeler: a Microsoft® Excel© spreadsheet program for modeling geochemical differentiation of magma by crystal fractionation, crustal assimilation and mixing. Comput Geosci 36: 383-90

Figge K (1966) Die stratigraphische Stellung der metamorphen Gesteine NW-Nicaraguas. Neu Jb Geol Paleont, Mh 4: 193-254 (in German)

Gamble JA (1979) Some relationships between coexisting granitic and basaltic magmas and the genesis of hybrid rocks in the Tertiary central complex of Slieve Gullion, northeast Ireland. J Volcanol Geotherm Res 5: 297-316

Hawthorne FC, Henry DJ (1999) Classification of the minerals of the tourmaline group. Eur J Mineral 11: 201-215

Henry DJ, Dutrow BL (2011) The incorporation of fluorine in tourmaline: internal crystallographic controls or external environmental influences? Canad Mineral 49: 41-56

Henry DJ, Guidotti CV (1985) Tourmaline as a petrogenetic indicator mineral: an example from the staurolite-grade metapelites of NW Maine. Amer Miner 70: 1-15

Henry DJ, Dutrow BL, Selverstone J (2002) Compositional asymmetry in replacement tourmaline - an example from the Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. Geol Mat Res 4: 1-18

Henry DJ, Novák M, Hawthorne FC, Ertl A, Dutrow BL, Uher P, Pezzotta F (2011) Nomenclature of the tourmaline-supergroup minerals. Amer Miner 96: 895-913

Hess PC (1989) Origins of Igneous Rocks. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, pp 1-336

Hibbard MJ (1981) The magma mixing origin of mantled feldspars. Contrib Mineral Petrol 76: 158-170

Hibbard MJ (1991) Textural anatomy of twelve magma-mixed granitoid systems. In: Didier J, Barbarin B (eds) Enclaves and Granite Petrology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 431-444

Hodgson G (2000) Introduction to Nicaragua stratigraphic lexicon. Unpublished report, UNAN, Managua, pp 1-184 (in Spanish)

Hoskin PWO, Kinny PD, Wyborn D, Chappell BW (2000) Identifying accessory mineral saturation during differentiation in granitoid magmas: an integrated approach. J Petrol 41: 1365-1396

Hradecký P, Kycl P, Žáček V, Hrazdíra P, Opletal M, Ševčík J, Šebesta J (2005) Geological study of the natural hazards in the area Ocotal, province Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. Unpublished report, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, pp 1-84

Icenhower JP, London D (1995) An experimental study of element partitioning between biotite, muscovite and coexisting peraluminous granitic melt at 200 MPa (H2O). Amer Miner 80: 1229-1251

Irvine TN, Baragar WRA (1971) A guide to the chemical classification of the common volcanic rocks. Can J Earth Sci 8: 523-548

Janoušek V, Bowes DR, Braithwaite CJR, Rogers G (2000) Microstructural and mineralogical evidence for limited involvement of magma mixing in the petrogenesis of a Hercynian high-K calc-alkaline intrusion: the Kozárovice granodiorite, Central Bohemian Pluton, Czech Republic. Trans Roy Soc Edinb, Earth Sci 91:15-26

Janoušek V, Braithwaite CJR, Bowes DR, Gerdes A (2004) Magma-mixing in the genesis of Hercynian calc-alkaline granitoids: an integrated petrographic and geochemical study of the Sázava intrusion, Central Bohemian Pluton, Czech Republic. Lithos 78: 67-99

Janoušek V, Farrow CM, Erban V (2006) Interpretation of whole-rock geochemical data in igneous geochemistry: introducing Geochemical Data Toolkit (GCDkit). J Petrol 47: 1255-1259

Johannes W, Holtz F (1996) Petrogenesis and Experimental Petrology of Granitic Rocks. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 1-335

Kretz R (1983) Symbols for rock-forming minerals. Amer Miner 68: 277-279

Kubiš M, Broska I (2005) Role of boron and fluorine in evolved granitic rock systems (on example Hnilec area, Western Carpathians). Geol Carpath 56: 193-204

Kubiš M, Broska I (2010) The granite system near Betliar village (Gemeric Superunit, Western Carpathians): evolution of a composite silicic reservoir. J Geosci 55: 131-148

Leake BE, Wooley AR, Arps CES, Birch WD, Gilbert MC, Grice JD, Hawthorne FC, Kato A, Kisch HJ, Krivovichev VG (1997) Nomenclature of amphiboles: report of the Subcommittee on Amphiboles of the International Mineralogical Association Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. Canad Mineral 35: 219-237

London D (1999) Stability of tourmaline in peraluminous granite systems; the boron cycle from anatexis to hydrothermal aureoles. Eur J Mineral 11: 253-262

London D, Manning DAC (1995) Chemical variation and significance of tourmaline from Southwest England. Econ Geol 90: 495-519

London D, Morgan GB, Wolf MB (1996) Boron in granitic rocks and their contact aureoles. In: Grew ES, Anovitz LM (eds) Boron: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry. Mineralogical Society of America Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 33: 299-330

Peccerillo A, Taylor SR (1976) Geochemistry of Eocene calc-alkaline volcanic rocks from the Kastamonu area, northern Turkey. Contrib Mineral Petrol 58: 63-81

Pesquera A, Torres-Ruiz J, García-Casco A, Gil-Crespo PP (2013) Evaluating the controls on tourmaline formation in granitic systems: a case study on peraluminous granites from the Central Iberian Zone (CIZ), Western Spain. J Petrol 54: 609-634

Perugini D, Poli G (2007) Tourmaline nodules from Capo Bianco aplite (Elba Island, Italy): an example of diffusion limited aggregation growth in a magmatic system. Contrib Mineral Petrol 153: 493-508

Pichavant M, Manning D (1984) Petrogenesis of tourmaline granites and topaz granites; the contribution of experimental data. Phys Earth Planet Inter 35: 31-50

Pouchou JL, Pichoir F (1985) „PAP“ (Z) procedure for improved quantitative microanalysis. In: Armstrong JT (ed) Microbeam Analysis 1985: 104-106

Ritchie AW, Finch RC (1985) Widespread Jurassic strata on the Chortis Block of the Caribbean Plate. Geol Soc Am Abstr Progr 17: 700-701

Rogers RD (2003) Jurassic-Recent Tectonic and Stratigraphic History of the Chortis Block of Honduras and Nicaragua (Northern Central America). Unpublished PhD. thesis, University of Texas, Austin, pp 1-289

Rogers RD, Mann P, Emmet PA (2007) Tectonic terranes of the Chortis Block based on integration of regional aeromagnetic and geologic data. In: Mann P (ed) Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America. Geological Society of America Special Papers 428: 65-88

Schmidt MW, Thompson AB (1996) Epidote in calc-alkaline magmas: an experimental study of stability, phase relationships, and the role of epidote in magmatic evolution. Amer Miner 81: 462-474

Shand SJ (1943) Eruptive Rocks. Their Genesis, Composition, Classification, and Their Relation to Ore-Deposits with a Chapter on Meteorite. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 1-444

Shinohara H, Hedenquist JW (1997) Constraints on magma degassing beneath the Far Southeast porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Philippines. J Petrol 38: 1741-1752

Sinclair WD, Richardson JM (1992) Quartz-tourmaline orbicules in the Seagull Batholith, Yukon Territory. Canad Mineral 30: 923-935

Słaby E, Martin H (2008) Mafic and felsic magma interaction in granites: the Hercynian Karkonosze Pluton (Sudetes, Bohemian Massif). J Petrol 49: 353-391

Sparks RSJ, Sigurdsson H, Wilson L (1977) Magma mixing: a mechanism for triggering acid explosive eruptions. Nature 267: 315-318

Taylor SR, McLennan SM (1985) The Continental Crust: Its Composition and Evolution. Blackwell, Oxford, pp 1-312

Thomas R, Förster HJ, Heinrich W (2003) The behaviour of boron in a peraluminous granite-pegmatite system and associated hydrothermal solutions: a melt and fluid-inclusion study. Contrib Mineral Petrol 144: 457-472

Trumbull RB, Krienitz MS, Gottesmann B, Wiedenbeck M (2007) Chemical and boron-isotope variations in tourmalines from an S-type granite and its source rocks: the Erongo granite and tourmalinites in the Damara Belt, Namibia. Contrib Mineral Petrol 155: 1-18

Turner JS, Campbell IH (1986) Convection and mixing in magma chambers. Earth Sci Rev 23: 255-352

Veksler IV (2004) Liquid immiscibility and its role at the magmatic-hydrothermal transition: a summary of experimental studies. Chem Geol 210: 7-31

Veksler IV, Thomas R (2002) An experimental study of B-, P- and F-rich synthetic granite pegmatite at 0.1 and 0.2 GPa. Contrib Mineral Petrol 143: 673-683

Veksler IV, Thomas R, Schmidt C (2002) Experimental evidence of three coexisting immiscible fluids in synthetic granitic pegmatite Amer Miner 87: 775-779

Viland JC, Henry B, Calix R, Diaz C (1996) Late Jurassic deformation in Honduras. Proposals for a revised regional stratigraphy. J South Am Earth Sci 9: 153-160

Villaseca C, Barbero L (1994) Chemical variability of Al-Ti-Fe-Mg minerals in peraluminous granitoid rocks from Central Spain. Eur J Mineral 6: 691-710

Watson EB, Harrison TM (1983) Zircon saturation revisited: temperature and composition effects in a variety of crustal magma types: Earth Planet Sci Lett 64: 295-304

Williamson BJ, Spratt J, Adams JT, Stanley CJ (2000) Geochemical constraints from zoned hydrothermal tourmalines on fluid evolution and Sn mineralization: an example from Fault Breccias at Roche, SW England. J Petrol 41: 1439-1453

Whitney DL, Evans B (2010) Abbreviations for names of rock-forming minerals. Amer Miner 95: 185-187

Wolf MB, London D (1997) Boron in granitic magmas: stability of tourmaline in equilibrium with biotite and cordierite. Contrib Mineral Petrol 130: 12-30

Wyllie P J (1977) Crustal anatexis: an experimental review. Tectonophysics 43: 41-71

Xiaolin X, Zhenhua Z, Jinchu Z, Bing R, Mingyuan L (1998) Partitioning of F between aqueous fluids and albite granite melt and its petrogenetic and metallogenetic significance. Chin J Geoch 17: 303-310

Zoppis-Bracci L (1957) Geological study of the region Palacagüina and its antimony deposits. Bol Servo Geol Nac, Nicaragua 1: 29-34 (in Spanish)

Zoppis-Bracci L, Del Giudice D (1961) Preliminary study of tungsten and molybdenum mineralization Macuelizo, Departament of Nueva Segovia. Bol Servo Geol Nac, Nicaragua 5: 33-52 (in Spanish)

Žáček V, Hradecký P (2005) Geological map of Ocotal area (Nicaragua) 1:50 000. Czech Geological Survey, Prague (in Czech)

Journal of Geosciences, Published by © Czech Geological Society, with support from the Czech Geological Survey.
Webdesign inspired by aTeo. Hosted at the server of the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague.
ISSN: 1803-1943 (online), 1802-6222 (print)
email: jgeosci(at)
cover_rotated.gif, 15kB

SNIP (Scopus, 2015): 0.700

IF (ISI, 2015): 1.326

Policy: Open Access

ISSN: 1802-6222

E-ISSN: 1803-1943