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Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 231–236 | Cite as

Al and Ti contents of hornblende, indicators of pressure and temperature of regional metamorphism

  • P. Raase
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Abstract

Chemical analyses of hornblendes from different regional metamorphic terrains and from rocks of different metamorphic grade have been compared. Hornblendes of lowpressure type are distinguished from hornblendes of high-pressure type by their AlVI and Si contents. The Ti content of hornblende is shown to increase with metamorphic temperature from the greenschist-amphibolite transition facies to the hornblende-granulite facies.

Keywords

Chemical Analysis Mineral Resource Metamorphic Grade Regional Metamorphism Metamorphic Temperature 
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  • P. Raase
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  1. 1.Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut der Universität KielFederal Republic of Germany

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