Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)
Basalts and pyroxene-andesites comprise by far the largest amount of mafic rocks and greatly predominate over their plutonic equivalents. Basalts and andesites are widespread in most geosynclines in the form of lava flows, pillow lavas, tuff layers, sills, and dykes. At least three fundamentally different cases of metamorphism of mafic igneous rocks must be distinguished:
Water has had access to the rock.
Water has not had access and load pressure was not very high.
Water has not had access but load pressure was very high.
KeywordsMetamorphic Rock Bulk Composition Mafic Rock Geothermal Gradient White Mica
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Bearth, P. 1966. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 46: 12–23.Google Scholar
- Coombs, D. S. 1960. Intern. Geol. Congr. Copenhagen, Pt. 13, 339–351.Google Scholar
- Coombs, D. S. 1961, Australian J. Sci. 24: 203–215.Google Scholar
- Coombs, D. S. 1974. In C. Amstutz, ed. Spilite-Rocks. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.Google Scholar
- Crawford, W. and Hoersch, A. L. 1972. Am. Mineral. 57: 995–998.Google Scholar
- de Roever, E. W. F. 1972. Lawsonite-albite facies metamorphism. Academisch Proefschrift, GUA, Amsterdam.Google Scholar
- de Roever, W. P. 1956. Geol. Mihnbouw 18: 123–127.Google Scholar
- Ernst, W. G., Seki, Y., Onuki, H., and Gilbert, M. C. 1970 Geol. Soc. Am. Memoir. 124: 1–276.Google Scholar
- Hay, R. L. 1966 Geol. Soc. Am. Special Paper No. 85. Google Scholar
- Hinrichsen, T. and Schürmann, K. 1969. Neues. Jahrb. Mineral. Monatsh. 1969: 441–445.Google Scholar
- Liou, J. G.1971c. Am. Mineral 56: 507–531.Google Scholar
- Martini, J. and Vuagnat, M. 1970. Fortschr. Mineral. 47: 52–64.Google Scholar
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979