Granite: From Segregation of Melt to Emplacement Fabrics

  • J. L. Bouchez
  • D. H. W. Hutton
  • W. E. Stephens

Part of the Petrology and Structural Geology book series (PESG, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Melt and Magmas: Properties and Segregation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nick Petford, John D. Clemens, Jean-Louis Vigneresse
      Pages 3-10
    3. Bruno Scaillet, François Holtz, Michel Pichavant
      Pages 11-29
    4. Carlos Fernández, Antonio Castro, J. D. De La Rosa, I. Moreno-Ventas
      Pages 75-91
  3. Fabrics in Granite

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Philippe Olivier, Michel de Saint Blanquat, Gérard Gleizes, Denis Leblanc
      Pages 113-127
    3. Laurent Arbaret, Hervé Diot, Jean Luc Bouchez, Pierre Lespinasse, Michel de Saint-Blanquat
      Pages 129-143
    4. Angel Fernandez, Javier Fernández-Catuxo
      Pages 145-157
    5. Benoît Ildefonse, Laurent Arbaret, Hervé Diot
      Pages 177-185
  4. Emplacement of Granite Plutons: Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-358

About this book


viii debate of those earlier days has been beautifully summarized by H. H. Read in his famous "Granite Controversy" (1957). Read's formulation of the controversy occurred at the time when geochemistry was as a new and powerful tool. The new techniques opened era during which emerging an granites were considered mainly from this new viewpoint. Geochemical signatures have shown that mantle and crustal origins for granites were both possible, but the debate on how and why granites are emplaced did not progress much. Meanwhile, structural geology was essentially geometrical and mechanistic. In the early 70's, the structural approach began to widen to include solid state physics and fluid dynamics. Detailed structural maps of granitic bodies were again published, mainly in France, and analysed in terms of magmatic and plastic flow. The senior editor of this volume and his students deserve much of the credit for this new development. Via microstructural and petrofabric studies, they were able to discriminate between strain in the presence of residual melt or in the solid-state, and, by systematically measuring magnetic fabrics (AMS), they have been able to map magmatic foliations and lineations in ever finer detail, using the internal markers within granites coming from different tectonic environments. The traditional debate has been shifted anew. The burning question now seems to be how the necessary, large-scale or local, crustal extension required for granite emplacement can be obtained.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Bouchez
    • 1
  • D. H. W. Hutton
    • 2
  • W. E. Stephens
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of ToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of DurhamUK
  3. 3.Department of GeologySt. Andrews UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4812-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1717-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1957
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