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Bibliography of Circum-Pacific Plutonism
The Circum-Pacific Plutonism Project is a unit of the International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP), which is administered jointly by the International Union of Geological Sciences and UNESCO. The purpose of the project is to gain a better understanding of the great batholiths, mainly of Mesozoic age, that form so much of the Pacific margins and of their relations to tectonics, metamorphism, volcanism, and ore deposits. The project was organized between 1970 and 1972 and is being terminated in 1981 with the submission for publication of its three final and most ambitious projects. This annotated bibliography is one of these products. The other two are symposium volume, "Circum-Pacific Plutonic Terranes" being published as GSA Memoir 159, and a "Map of Circum-Pacific Magmatism" being published in the Soviet Union. In addition to these publications, the IGCP Catalogue for the period 1973-1979 lists 95 previously published reports by members of this project. Other reports have been published since 1979. The annotated bibliography grew out of the need of project members for references to the literature on plutonism and plutonic rocks in other Circum-Pacific countries. Many foreign references are hard to find and once found require translation for them to be appraised. The annotations in this bibliography make it easy for the researcher to identify reports of special interest to him. Because many outside requests have been received for copies of the bibliography it was offered to the Geological Society of America for publication in its microform series so as to be readily available to all.