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Progressive reactions and melting in the Acadian metamorphic high of central Massachusetts and southwestern New Hampshire, USA

  • John C. Schumacher
  • Kurt T. Hollocher
  • Peter Robinson
  • Robert J. Tracy
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to describe briefly and summarize changes in the mineral assemblages and mineral compositions that are observed in various rock types along the metamorphic field gradient in the metamorphic high of central Massachusetts and southwestern New Hampshire, USA. The progressive metamorphism of rocks of basaltic composition is discussed here more extensively than for rocks of common pelitic compositions, because detailed descriptions of the progressive metamorphism of basaltic rocks at these metamorphic conditions are less common. This chapter is aimed, in part, at non-petrologists and postgraduate students. As a consequence, some basic subjects are discussed, including some general comments concerning P-T-t (pressure-temperature-time) paths and metamorphic field gradients. However, some aspects should interest petrologists looking for meatier topics.

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Bulk Composition Mafic Rock Melting Reaction Reaction Loop Metamorphic Zone 
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  • John C. Schumacher
  • Kurt T. Hollocher
  • Peter Robinson
  • Robert J. Tracy

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