Shale-Slate Metamorphism in Southern Appalachians, Volume 10

1st Edition

Authors: C.E. Weaver
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444422644
eBook ISBN: 9781483289854
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1984
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Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Geologic Background

Chapter 3 Petrology

Introduction

Diagenesis

General

Microstructure

Anchizone

General

Microstructure

Epizone

General

Microstructure

Orientation

Layer Silicate Films

Chapter 4 Illite-Mica

Introduction

X-ray Analysis

Peak Width

(002)/(001)

Polymorphs

(060)

Introduction to Chemistry

Chemistry

Paragonite

Chapter 5 Chlorite

Introduction

X-ray Analysis

Distribution

Mineral Character

Chemistry

Acid Dissolution Technique

Chlorite Chemistry

X-ray

Partitioning

Reaction Rates

Effect of Acid on Mica

Chapter 6 Oxygen Isotopes

Introduction

Method

δ18O Values

Isotope Temperatures

Hydrogen Isotopes

Chapter 7 Potassium-Argon

Introduction

40Ar-39Ar

Introduction

Minerological Interpretation of Argon Release During Stepwise Heating

40Ar-39Ar Age Spectra

Conventional K-Ar Ages

Introduction

Results and Discussion

Heater experiment

Chapter 8 Response of Physilites to Temperature and Tectonics

Separating Effects of Temperature and Tectonics

Criteria for Establishing Metamorphic Grades

Stability Range of Minerals

Paleothermometer

Chapter 9 Char

Description

Developments in Petrology, Volume 10: Shale-Slate Metamorphism in Southern Appalachians provides information pertinent to shale-slate metamorphism. This book aims to develop a paleothermometer for shales and to be able to predict the reactions that would arise in response to an increase in temperature.

Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the mineral, isotopic, chemical, petrographic, and structural changes that occur during late-stage diagenesis. This text then examines the petrology and texture of a series of physilites ranging from the middle diagenesis zone to the greenschist facies. Other chapters consider the X-ray analyses of the Conasauga samples, which show that most of the parameters that can be measured have a systematic trend that can be related to increasing grade of metamorphism. This book discusses as well chlorite as a common component of shales and low-grade metamorphic rocks. The final chapter deals with the carbonate rocks.

This book is a valuable resource for petrologists.


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1984
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9781483289854
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444422644

Reviews

@qu:The scope of the book is to be commended... fills an important gap in the study of mudrocks between diagenesis and the greenschist facies, and will appeal to oil explorationists and certain academics. @source: Journal of Petrology


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