Mantle xenoliths

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Authors:Nixon, Peter H.
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Univ. Leeds, Dep. Earth Sci., Leeds, United Kingdom
Source:844p. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, United Kingdom. ISBN: 0-471-91209-3
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. Individual papers are cited separately. 1300 refs.A Wiley-Interscience publ.
Summary:Over the past 20 years there has been a more than tenfold increase in the number of recorded mantle xenolith localities - to the 7000 or so which are tabulated in this volume. In the first part of the book, invited contributors describe the distribution and tectonic setting of the xenoliths on a regional basis, their composition (mineralogy, chemistry, isotope ratios where available) and the nature of the host rocks. In the second part the significance of xenoliths as mantle samples is dealt with by recognized authorities - the Earth's crust-mantle boundary, lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary estimation of P and T of equilibration, eclogites, discrete nodules (megacrysts), diamonds, structure and composition of the mantle, and its magnetic properties and oxidation state. Enrichment processes (including metasomatism) and high-P experimental studies are also considered. References (approx 2500) for all 50 chapters are assembled at the end of the book. (Abstracts of each chapter are included in this issue of Mineralogical Abstracts.) [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Inclusions; Mantle; Petrology; Xenoliths
Abstract Numbers:88M/1708
Record ID:1988057753
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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