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Melting of fluorphlogopite-plagioclase pairs at 1 atmosphere

Tahar Hammouda and Michel Pichavant
Melting of fluorphlogopite-plagioclase pairs at 1 atmosphere
European Journal of Mineralogy (April 2000) 12 (2): 315-328


Melting experiments on fluorphlogopite + plagioclase (An (sub 68) ) assemblages demonstrate the existence of a critical T of melting (T (sub crit) ), interpreted in terms of the phase relations of the starting assemblage and the possibility or impossibility for a single (cotectic) melt to coexist with both the mica and the plagioclase. At T both below and above T (sub crit) , the plagioclase reacts by a dissolution/reprecipitation mechanism rather than by diffusion of NaSi-CaAl components in the plagioclase structure. Therefore the newly formed plagioclase grows directly in equilibrium with its surrounding melt; it does, however, show different morphologies in the two T domains, indicative of different degrees of initial disequilibrium. Above T (sub crit) , the rate-controlling process for melting is chemical diffusion in the melt, whereas below T (sub crit) the rate-limiting step is the formation of metastable undercooled melt.

ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Melting of fluorphlogopite-plagioclase pairs at 1 atmosphere
Affiliation: CRSCM, Orleans, France
Pages: 315-328
Published: 200004
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 40
Accession Number: 2000-041808
Categories: Mineralogy of silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200014
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