Plutonic Provinces

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Large Igneous Provinces - Large Igneous Province Classification
... In 1992, Coffin and Eldholm initially defined the term "Large Igneous Province" (LIP) as representing a variety of mafic igneous provinces with areal extent >1 x 105 km2 that represented "massive crustal ... Some new definitions of the term 'LIP' include large granitic provinces such as those found in the Andes Mountains of South America and in western North America ... In 2008, Bryan and Ernst refined the definition to narrow it somewhat "Large Igneous Provinces are magmatic provinces with areal extents >1 x 105 km2, igneous volumes >1 x 105 km3 and ...