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Granite Genesis - In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution

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ISBN-10: 140205890X

ISBN-13: 9781402058905

Edition: 2007

Authors: Guo-Neng Chen, Rodney Grapes

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Granitic rocks are a major component of the continental crust and the many and complex problems of their origin that have confronted geologists for over 200 years still are presenting challenges today. Current ideas of granite formation involve lower crustal melting, segregation, ascent (as dykes or diapirs) and emplacement in the upper crust. In this book we suggest an alternative model for the origin of granite in terms of in-situ melting-intracrustal convection that physically determines the process from partial melting of mid-upper crustal rocks to formation of a convecting magma layer. We illustrate the model using geological, geochemical and geophysical studies from Australia, North…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Crustal melting : experiments and conditions
In situ melting and intracrustal convection : granite magma layers
Geological evidence for in situ melting origin of granite layers
Differentiation of magma layer : geochemical considerations
Mineralisation related to in situ granite formation
Heat source for crustal magma layers : tectonic models
Geological effects of crystallisation of a crustal granite magma layer : SE China
Material and element cycling of the continental crust and summary
Map of SE China showing provinces
Results of experimental rock melting