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The most reliable microstructural criterion for the former presence of felsic melt in regional migmatites is a three-mineral (quartz, K-feldspar, and sodic plagioclase) aggregate in veinlets. Several other criteria are potentially reliable, namely: (1) euhedral crystals of feldspar (precipitated from liquid) or peritectic minerals (e.g., garnet, cordierite, orthopyroxene, K-feldspar) lining felsic “protoleucosomes”; (2) inclusion-free euhedral overgrowths of feldspar (precipitated from liquid) or peritectic minerals (e.g., garnet, cordierite, orthopyroxene, K-feldspar) on residual grains of the same minerals with abundant inclusions in the mesosome; (3) aligned, euhedral feldspar crystals; (4) simple twinning in K-feldspar; (5) dihedral angles of ≤ 60° subtended where...

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