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Open–closed–open palaeofluid system conditions recorded in the tectonic vein networks of the Parmelan anticline (Bornes Massif, France)
Early Cretaceous ocean-island basalt-type magmatism in northern Guangdong: implications for lithospheric thinning in the South China Block
Identifying relict periglacial features in watershed landscape and deposits of Borisoglebsk Upland, Central European Russia
Secular changes in metamorphism and metamorphic cooling rates track the evolving plate-tectonic regime on Earth
U–Pb age constraints on the protolith, cooling and exhumation of a Variscan middle crust migmatite complex from the Central Iberian Zone: insights into the Variscan metamorphic evolution ...
Thematic collection: Isotopic Dating of Deformation
Thematic collection: Sulfur in the Earth system
Sulfur isotope fractionation derived from reaction-transport modelling in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific
Thematic collection: Fold-and-thrust belts
Geometry, kinematics and mechanism of growth unconformities in the Biertuokuoyi piggy-back basin: implications for episodic growth of the Pamir frontal thrust
Photomicrograph of pelitic schist from Whitehills Bay, Banffshire coast, NE Scotland. In the lower part of the image pale brown, high-relief staurolite porphyroblasts, with fine grained quartz inclusions aligned in curving patterns, are surrounded by cordierite, the latter now altered to medium brown, low-relief scaly material known as “pinite”. Also included in the pinitised cordierite are clear quartz grains and darker brown biotite crystals that show parallel cleavage planes. The irregular, corroded-looking margins of the staurolite porphyroblasts suggest that the staurolite has been partially digested by the surrounding (pinitised) cordierite. Width of base of elongate field of view: 0.7 mm. Image from 'Metamorphism of the Buchan type-area, NE Scotland and its relation to the adjacent Barrovian domain' by DRM Pattison and SA Goldsmith (10.1144/jgs2021-040).
Photo by David R.M. Pattison