Fluid regime of granite formation in zones of ultrametamorphism

V. A. Glebovitsky, Y. A. Vapnik, I. S. Sedova

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Petrological data on the Ladoga, Muzkol, Belomorian and Aldan complexes provide a great body of evidence for P-T conditions of ultrametamorphism, the bulk fluid composition and the nature of mineral-forming media. It is shown that the onset of ultrametamorphism, when anatexis occurred, is likely to be characterized by the temperature 680-770°C (Ladoga: P=4.5-5 kbar; Aldan: P=5 kbar), 705-750°C (Muzkol: P=8-9 kbar), 700-715°C (Belomorian: P=7.5-8 kbar), 800-850°C (Aldan: 6 kbar). These temperatures correspond to a decrease in H2O activity from 0.8-0.9 to 0.3-0.4 in the transition from amphibolite to granulite facies. A model composition of the fluid participating in ultrametamorphism is calculated. The proposed model "equal hydrogene concentration' seems to provide a consistent explanation of the H2O mole fraction decreasing under high temperature within single fluid flow. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-652
Number of pages12
JournalGeologicky Zbornik
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)


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