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2 November 2011

The Ottertail Pluton

After the awesome outcrops and pavements of strained metaconglomerates from the Quetico / Wabigoon subprovince boundaries of the Superior Craton, my pre-GSA field trip visited the most charmingly-named magma chamber I’ve ever seen, the cuddly-sounding Ottertail Pluton. This is an Algoman-type pluton which is discordant to tonalite-composition gneisses in the area. As with the Giants Range Batholith that we saw near Virginia, Minnesota, the Ottertail Pluton shows lots of cool …

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