A recent issue of Elements, edited by Craig Lundstrom and Allen Glazner (2016), is titled “Enigmatic relationship between silicic volcanic and plutonic rocks.” This title, and the articles in the issue, reflect the remarkable fact that the origins of silicic magmas and the relationship between their erupted and intruded products—rhyolite and granite sensu lato—remain a topic of great interest, uncertainty, and heated debate. This, despite the fact that these rocks comprise a large part of Earth's crust, include products of arguably the largest and most impactful eruptions on Earth and have been puzzled over by investigators for centuries,...

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