II: The Mantle and Crust - Mantle Relationships

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: J Kornprobst
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256924

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Developments in Petrology, 11B: Kimberlites, II: The Mantle and Crust-Mantle Relationships focuses on the formation, characteristics, and properties of kimberlites. The selection first offers information on silicate and oxide inclusions in diamonds and diamond eclogite and graphite eclogite xenoliths from Orapa, Botswana. The text also ponders on petrography, petrology, and geochemistry of xenoliths and megacrysts from the Geronimo Volcanic Field in Arizona and two-pyroxene megacrysts from South African kimberlites. The text elaborates on the nature of the upper-most mantle beneath Victoria, Australia as deduced from ultramafic xenoliths and depleted mantle rocks and metasomatically altered peridotite inclusions in tertiary basalts from the Hessian Depression. Topics include area and rocks of investigation, composition, abundance, and properties of metasomatically altered mantle, and petrography and mineralogy. The selection is a dependable source of information for readers interested in the formation, properties, and characteristics of kimberlites.

Table of Contents

  • I - Mantle Rocks

    (1) Silicate and Oxide Inclusions in Diamonds from the Orapa Mine, Botswana

    (2) Diamond Eclogite and Graphite Eclogite Xenoliths from Orapa, Botswana

    (3) Minerals Associated with Diamonds from the Roberts Victor Mine

    (4) Origin of a Roberts Victor Sanidine-Coesite Grospydite: Thermodynamic Considerations

    (5) Ilmenite in Polymict Xenoliths from the Bultfontein and De Beers Mines, South Africa

    (6) Garnet Peridotites from Williams Kimberlites, North-Central Montana, U.S.A.

    (7) Petrography, Petrology and Geochemistry of Xenoliths and Megacrysts from the Geronimo Volcanic Field. Southeastern Arizona

    (8) Coexisting Garnet and Spinel in Upper Mantle Xenoliths from Colorado-Wyoming Kimberlites

    (9) Cr-Poor Megacrysts from the Hamilton Branch Kimberlite, Elliott County, Kentucky

    (10) Petrology of a Suite of Eclogitic Inclusions from the Bobbejaan Kimberlite. I. Two Unusual Corundum-Bearing Kyanite Eclogites

    (11) Petrology of a Suite of Eclogite Inclusions from the Bobbejaan Kimberlite. II. Primary Phase Compositions and Origin

    (12) Two-Pyroxene Megacrysts from South African Kimberlites

    (13) Garnet Lherzolite and other Inclusions from a Basalt flow, Bow Hill, Tasmania

    (14) The Nature of the Upper-Most Mantle Beneath Victoria, Australia as Deduced from Ultramafic Xenoliths

    (15) Garnet and/or Spinel Bearing Pyroxenites in Alkali Basalts Near Azrou (Middle Atlas, Morocco): Mantle Derived Alumina-Rich Xenoliths Related to the "Ariegite-Grospydite" Trend

    (16) Depleted Mantle Rocks and Metasomatically Altered Peridotite Inclusions in Tertiary Basalts from the Hessian Depression (NW-Germany)

    II - Xenoliths from the Lower Crust

    (1) Granulite Facies and Related Xenoliths from Colorado-Wyoming Kimberlite

    (2) Lower Crustal Nodules from the Camp Creek Latite, Carefree, Arizona

    (3) Peridotite Nodules from the Ngopetsoeu and Lipelaneng Kimberlites, Lesotho: A Crustal or Mantle Origin

    III - Theoretical Constraints and the Dynamics of the Mantle

    (1) Subsolidus Phase Relations Between Coexisting Garnet and Two Pyroxenes at 50 to 100 kbar in the System CaO- MgO- A1203- Si02

    (2) The Enstatite-Diopside Solvus to 60 kbar

    (3) Cooling Rate Estimates from Mineral Zonation: Resolving Power and Applications

    (4) Xenolithic Mineral Assemblages in Kimberlites, Paleogeotherms, and the Thermal Structure of the Mantle

    (5) Contrasting Types of Upper-Mantle Metasomatism?

    (6) Mineralogic Studies of the Residues of Mantle Melting: Abyssal and Alpine-Type Peridotites

    (7) Petrology and Geochemistry of Mantle Eclogite Xenoliths from Colorado-Wyoming Kimberlites: Recycled Ocean Crust?

    (8) Chemical Disequilibrium and its Thermal Significance in Spinel-Peridotites from the Lherz and Freychinede Ultramafic Bodies (Ariege; French Pyrenees)

    (9) Lherzolites of the Western Alps: A Structural Review

    (10) Transcurrent Crustal Thinning: A Mechanism for the Uplift of Deep Continental Crust/Upper Mantle Associations


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  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256924

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