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Melted rocks under the microscope; microstructures and their interpretation

Marian B. Holness, Bernardo Cesare and Edward W. Sawyer
Melted rocks under the microscope; microstructures and their interpretation
Elements (August 2011) 7 (4): 247-252

Abstract

Recognising the former presence of melt in rocks which have undergone cooling and exhumation over millions of years following regional metamorphism commonly relies on the correct interpretation of grain-scale structures visible only under the microscope. The evolution of these structures during prograde melting and, later, retrograde cooling can be understood using concepts derived from experimental simulation and materials science.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Melted rocks under the microscope; microstructures and their interpretation
Affiliation: University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pages: 247-252
Published: 201108
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: 23
Accession Number: 2011-069149
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Universita di Padova, ITA, ItalyUniversite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, CAN, Canada
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: 201138
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