This special volume stems from a symposium 'Granitic Systems - State of the Art and Future Avenues' that was held at the Department of Geology, University of Helsinki to mark the retirement of Professor Ilmari Haapala. The twenty articles in the volume cover a wide range of granite-related topics and focus on three general themes: tectonics and source regions, petrologic processes, and fractionated granites and pegmatites. Both original papers and reviews are included, and the volume will be acknowledged by anyone with a background in Earth Sciences ad a flavor for granitoid rocks.

Key Features

* Comprehensive account of the current status of granite-oriented research * Topics ranging from mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry to tectonics and crustal evolution


Geochemists, mineralogists

Table of Contents

Editorial (O. Tapani Rämö) Tectonics and Source Regions. Comparison of Proterozoic and Phanerozoic rift-related basaltic-granitic magmatism (I. Haapala, O. Tapani Rämö, S. Frindt). TTGs and adakites: are they both slab melts? (K.C. Condie). Ilmenite, magnetite, and peraluminous Mesoproterozoic anorogenic granites of Laurentia and Baltica (J. Lawford Anderson, J. Morrison). Source regions of granites and their links to tectonic environment: examples from the western United States (E.Y. Anthony). Source contributions to Devonian granite magmatism near the Laurentian border, New Hampshire and Western Maine, USA (P.B. Tomascak et al.). Petrogenesis of the Paleoproterozoic rapakivi A-type granites of the Archean Carajás metallogenic province, Brazil (R. Dall'Agnol). The granite-upper mantle connection in terrestrial planetary bodies: an anomaly to the current granite paradigm? (B. Bonin, J. Bébien). Continental rift systems and anorogenic magmatism (J.W. Sears, G.M. St. George, J.C. Winne). Petrologic Processes. Mafic magmatic enclaves and mafic rocks associated with some granitoids of the central Sierra Nevada batholith, California: nature, origin, and relations with the hosts (B. Barbarin). Pervasive assimilation of carbonate and silicate rocks in the Hortavær igneous complex, north-central Norway (C.G. Barnes et al.). Quartz and feldspar zoning in the eastern Erzgebirge volcano-plutonic complex (Germany, Czech Republic): evidence of multiple magma mixing (A. Müller et al.). Prolonged postcollisional shoshonitic magmatism in the southern Svecofennian domain - a case study of the Åva granite-lamprophyre ring complex (O. Eklund, A. Shebanov). Origin of chemically distinct granites in a composite intr


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About the author

O.T. Ramo

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Geology, University of Helsinki, Finland