Abstract

"Granites of the main movement-phase of an orogenic zone form an integral part of the tectonic pattern being characteristically located at the intersection of cross- and main-folds. Here, an older granitic core pierces upwards through the anticlinal vault to form a diapir-fold in which migmatization, synchronous with movement, leads to the evolution of granodiorite. At higher structural levels where pressure is lower K-granites occur. Only at subvolcanic levels has evidence of melting been found. Recent hydrothermal investigations, by Bowen and Tuttle, show that synthetic haplo-pitchstones which begin to crystalize at minimum temperatures become richer in K as pressure decreases. These results are closely comparable with evidence provided by the sub-volcanic K-microgranites (migmatized Caledonian granodiorite) of Slieve Gullion, but have no applications to the granodiorites."

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