Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp 429–431 | Cite as

Role of subduction in the genesis of leucite-bearing rocks: Discussion

  • A. D. Edgar


The examples given above indicate a strong possibility of a genetic connection between high K volcanic rocks and subduction related processes, and suggest that the statements quoted from Cundari (1979) in the first paragraph of this paper cannot be substantiated. The origin of the high K rocks has been, and remains, one of the most puzzling problems in petrology. Petrologists are not yet in a position to exclude any aspects of their genesis as Cundari's statements imply.


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  • A. D. Edgar
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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