An overview of charnockite

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doi: 10.1016/0301-9268(92)90036-N
Authors:Newton, Robert C.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Chicago, Dep. Geophys. Sci., Chicago, IL, United States
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Univ. Cape Town, South Africa
Volume Title:Special issue; The Archaean Limpopo granulite belt; tectonics and deep crustal processes
Volume Authors:van Reenen, Dirk D., editor; Roering, Chris; Ashwal, L. D.; de Wit, Maarten J.
Source:Precambrian Research, 55(1-4), p.399-405; Granulites and deep crustal tectonics, June 21-July 1, 1990, edited by Dirk D. van Reenen, Chris Roering, L. D. Ashwal and Maarten J. de Wit. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, International. ISSN: 0301-9268
Publication Date:1992
Note:In English. 54 refs.
Summary:Charnockite, a quartzofeldspathic rock containing orthopyroxene, is an important component of high-grade, deep-crustal terrains. The origin of charnockite by both igneous and metamorphic processes, not yet clearly defined, has a major bearing on the evolution of continents. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Accretion; Charnockite; Genesis; Granites; Granulites; Igneous rocks; Melting; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Mineral composition; Plutonic rocks; Regional metamorphism; Volatiles; Evolution
Abstract Numbers:93M/1164
Record ID:1992015372
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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