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The effects of primary porosity on fluid flow during contact metamorphism were studied in basalts from central East Greenland. The gabbroic Skaergaard magma intruded interbedded massive and aa basalts with mean macroscopic primary porosities of 4% and 11%, respectively. Heat transport from the cooling gabbros led to three metamorphic mineral zones within 1 km of the contact: the actinolite + chlorite zone beyond 250 m, where the mineral assemblage records peak temperatures (7) of ≤550 °C; the pyroxene zone (T = 700–850 °C); and the olivine zone, within 10 m (T > 850 °C). In the actinolite +...

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