This volume is published as a recognition of the long and distinguished research career of John Gittins, Professor Emeritus of Geology, University of Toronto, Canada. John is one of those unusual persons who has an extraordinary breadth of general geological knowledge, a comprehensive knowledge of alkaline rock petrology, and is able to integrate both field and experimental studies in the formulation of petrogenetic hypotheses. Although his name has become synonymous with carbonatite petrology, his research program has covered all aspects of alkaline rock genesis. Significantly, the eponymous mineral gittinsite (CaZrSi2O7) was discovered in an agpaitic syenite...

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