Phase relations in peridotitic and pyroxenitic rocks in the model systems CMASH and NCMASH

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Schmädicke E
Journal: Journal of Petrology
Publication year: 2000
Volume: 41
Journal issue: 41
Pages range: 69-86
ISSN: 0022-3530


Abstract

Alpine-type peridotites and associated pyroxenites are found as lenses in the continental crust in many different orogens. The reconstruction of the pressure-temperature (P-T) evolution of these rocks is, however, difficult or even impossible. With geothermobarometry, usually one point on the overall P-T path can be obtained. To use the different mineral assemblages observed in ultramafic rocks as P-T indicators, quantitative P-T phase diagrams are required. This study presents new calculated phase diagrams for peridotitic and pyroxenitic rocks in the model systems CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O (CMASH) and Na2O-CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O (NCMASH), which include the respective solid solutions as continuous exchange vectors. These phase diagrams represent applicable petrogenetic grids for peridotite and pyroxenite. On the basis of these general petrogenetic grids, phase diagrams for particular peridotite and pyroxenite bulk compositions are constructed. In an example of pyroxenite from the Shackleton Range, Antarctica, the different observed mineral assemblages are reflected by the phase diagrams. For these rocks, a high-pressure metamorphic stage around 18 kbar and an anticlockwise P-T evolution, not recognized previously, can be inferred.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schmädicke, Esther Prof. Dr.
Professur für Mineralogie


How to cite

APA:
Schmädicke, E. (2000). Phase relations in peridotitic and pyroxenitic rocks in the model systems CMASH and NCMASH. Journal of Petrology, 41(41), 69-86.

MLA:
Schmädicke, Esther. "Phase relations in peridotitic and pyroxenitic rocks in the model systems CMASH and NCMASH." Journal of Petrology 41.41 (2000): 69-86.

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