This chapter addresses the portion of the geochemical cycle of beryllium that entails its transfer through the continental crust by the generation and migration of silicic magmas, which will be referred to loosely as granitic but will include all of the textural variants of rocks derived from the granitic bulk compositions. Within the granite system, we will examine the distribution of Be between anatectic melts and residual crystals, and we will track the accumulation of Be in melt via crystal fractionation, culminating in the saturation of pegmatite-forming melts in the mineral beryl. Beryl is unquestionably the most common manifestation of...

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