We thank Dr. Klemd for his comments on our recent papers about ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in Western Tianshan, China (Zhang et al. 2002a, 2002b). It is good to have this opportunity to respond to his comments and to clarify some of our statements in detail. First of all, we wish to point out that we have never concluded that “all rocks from Chinese western Tianshan have undergone ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism” as claimed by Dr. Klemd, but rather “some eclogites of studied samples have undergone ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism (UHPM)”. It should be noted that samples we studied were collected from different...

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