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Fall 12-10-2020


The Mesoproterozoic intrusive contact between the ~1.1 Ga anorogenic Town

Mountain Granite and the ~1.3 Ga Packsaddle Schist is a gradational contact

exhumed within the Llano uplift. This contact is exposed along the southeastern

margin of the Enchanted Rock batholith in central Texas. Field observations,

hand sample and thin section petrography, and handheld X-ray fluorescence

analysis of hand samples were used to characterize the gradational nature of this

contact at multiple scales. The style of gradation between the Town Mountain

Granite and Packsaddle Schist varies throughout the study area, containing both

injection and permeation. The complex relationships observed at the contact

possibly resulted from variations in temperature conditions along the contact at

different stages of the emplacement.

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