Abstract

Structural, mineralogical and textural characteristics of some layered granitic rocks are described. The layers result from the segregation of minerals into bands and lenses of contrasting color and grain size. They were formed near the roof of the pluton prior to final crystallization by flow sorting during episodic shearing generated during intrusion. Comparison of the mineralogy and textures of the layered rocks with those of the main rock types of the pluton shows that the differentiation of the pluton as a whole took place after the formation of the layers by interaction of felsic components concentrated in residual liquids with earlier formed crystals.

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