Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism (Cambridge Topics in by Robert G. Coleman, Xiaomin Wang

By Robert G. Coleman, Xiaomin Wang

Fresh discoveries of diamond and coesite within the top crustal rocks of the Earth have enormously replaced scientists' principles about the limits of crustal metamorphism. This e-book offers distinctive debts of the discoveries of diamond and coesite in crustal rocks and offers insights relating to their formation at very excessive pressures. The formation of those minerals is expounded to subduction and continental collision and the tectonics, petrological and mineralogical stipulations of diamond and coesite formation are each one mentioned. Written via the prime staff during this intriguing box, this ebook makes an attempt to outline a wholly new box of metamorphism - ultrahigh strain metamorphism (UHPM). In doing so, it explains the formation of ultrahigh strain minerals and explores new principles concerning the tectonic surroundings of this type of metamorphism. This publication can be of specific curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars of metamorphic petrology and worldwide tectonics.

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