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Replacement processes in the Earth's crust

Andrew Putnis and Timm John
Replacement processes in the Earth's crust (in Fluids in metamorphism, Bjorn Jamtveit)
Elements (June 2010) 6 (3): 159-164


A fundamental question in metamorphism is: What is the mechanism that converts one mineral assemblage into another in response to a change in the physical and/or chemical environment? The fact that aqueous fluids must be involved in such large-scale re-equilibration has been demonstrated by petrological, mineralogical, micro-structural and isotopic data. Fluid-mineral reactions take place by dissolution-precipitation processes, but converting one rock into another requires pervasive transport of reactive fluid through the entire rock. The generation of reaction-induced porosity and the spatial and temporal coupling of dissolution and precipitation can account for fluid and element transport through rocks and the replacement of one mineral assemblage by another.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Replacement processes in the Earth's crust
Title: Fluids in metamorphism
Author(s): Putnis, AndrewJohn, Timm
Author(s): Jamtveit, Bjorn
Affiliation: University of Muenster, Institut fuer Mineralogie, Muenster, Federal Republic of Germany
Affiliation: University of Oslo, Center for Physics of Geological Processes, Oslo, Norway
Pages: 159-164
Published: 201006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 32
Accession Number: 2010-068323
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201037
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