Fluids and melting in the Archaean deep crust of southern India

  • Robert C. Newton
Part of the The Mineralogical Society Series book series (MIBS, volume 2)


A close relationship between granulite facies metamorphism and crustal melting has often been inferred in studies of Precambrian high-grade terrains. Quensel (1952) described granite-granulite associations in four continents, and Rama Rao (1940) called attention to the particularly close association of migmatites, granites, and granulites near the orthopyroxene isograd in southern India. The concept of dehydration melting in the generation of granulites has been the subject of much discussion (Phillips 1980, Waters 1988). The temperature-pressure range of granulite facies metamorphism (700–900 + °C, 4–10 kbar) embraces the region where many rocks would begin to melt if any water is present (Bohlen et al. 1983).


Shear Zone Fluid Inclusion Lower Crust Invariant Point Dharwar Craton 
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