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Crustal layers and the origin of magmas

W. Q. Kennedy

Crustal layers and the origin of magmas

by W. Q. Kennedy

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Published in [Naples .
Written in English

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  • Magmatism.

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    Statement[by] W.Q. Kennedy and E.M. Anderson, (with 4 text figures) ...
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpp. 23-82.
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16953561M

    Temporal and spatial variations in the Nd isotopic compositions of Tertiary caldera-forming rhyolite tuffs, and Cretaceous and Tertiary granites of the western U.S.A. are used as a basis for a model that accounts for the observed proportions of crustal versus mantle contributions to silicic magmas in terms of two parameters: the ambient crustal temperature and the rate of supply of basaltic. idues to produce the upper and lower continental layers. Because andesite magmas are formed in arc settings, the problem of new crust generation is closely related to the origin of andesite magmas. However, the proportion of andesite to basalt in arcs is a debated topic with the consequence that a bulk andesite composition for arcs has been.

    However, low ϵ Nd(t) values (− to−) and high (87 Sr/ 86 Sr) i (–) are inconsistent with an origin by slab melting. The tectonics and geochemistry lead us to conclude that adakitic magmas were most likely derived from partial melting of mafic material at the base of the continental crust. If magmas are related to each other by some processes, that process would have to be one that causes magma composition to change. Any process that causes magma composition to change is called magmatic the years, various process have been suggested to explain the variation of magma compositions observed within small regions.

    A new calculation of the crustal composition is based on the proportions of upper crust (UC) to felsic lower crust (FLC) to mafic lower crust (MLC) of about Magmatic underplating occurs when basaltic magmas are trapped during their rise to the surface at the Mohorovičić discontinuity or within the crust. Entrapment (or 'stalling out') of magmas within the crust occurs due to the difference in relative densities between the rising magma and the surrounding rock.


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Douglas, J. A.-On Changes of Physical Constants which take place in certain Minerals and Igneous Rocks, on the Passage from the Crystalline to the Glassy State, etc. Geol. Soc., vol.

63,p. CrossRef Google ScholarCited by:   Tectonophysics. () 75 Eisevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands Mantle-crust transition zone and origin of wehrlitic magmas: Evidence from the Oman ophiolite K.

BENN \ A. NICOLAS 1 and I. REUBER 2 Laboratoire de Tectonophysique, Universitdes Sciences el Techniques du Languedoc, place Euge Bataillon. Montpellier Cedex Cited by:   However, the fact that this crustal layer under the small sea basins has seismic velocities of to km/sec does not prove that it has the same chemical composition and geological character as the normal oceanic crust with seismic velocities of about ORIGIN OF MAGMAS km/sec.

Felsic magmas that reached upper crustal levels had isotope values (δ18O = + ± ‰, δD= −76 ± 5‰, 87Sr/86Srt = ±εNdt = − ± ) suggesting that they were not. Thus magmas with high Na 2 O and SiO 2 and lower MgO and FeO produce thin oceanic crust overlying cool mantle and the converse (lower Na 2 O and SiO 2, higher MgO and FeO) produce thick crust overlying hotter mantle.

This prediction is borne out by observation that basalts from the AAD are from one of the deepest parts of the ocean ridge system Cited by: 7. Recent water-undersaturated phase equilibrium data on the subsystems of the granite–H 2 O system have provided important new constraints on the topology of the cotectic surfaces and hence on the compositional evolution of felsic magmas.

The effect of water on phase relations can be deduced from a comparison of anhydrous and H 2 O-saturated data or from data obtained in the presence of a CO 2. All magmas have varying proportions of elements such as hydrogen, carbon, and sulphur, which are converted into gases like water vapour, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulphide as the magma cools.

Figure Average elemental proportions in Earth’s crust, which is close to the average composition of magmas within the crust. [Image Description]. to involve crustal anatexis and the intrusion of mantle-derived magmas.

Introduction Magmatism in zones of plate convergence displays various petrological and geochemical characteristics that reflect the source of the magma (e.g., mantle versus crust) and the processes such as partial melting, fractional crystallization and magma mixing contrib.

1. Introduction. Continental crust is a geochemically and lithologically heterogeneous reservoir characterized by high Si and low Mg contents compared with Earth’s mantle (Taylor and McLennan,Rudnick and Gao, ).Although crust formation is ultimately driven by generation of mantle-derived magmas, partial mantle melting generates basaltic magmas that are less silicic and.

Magmatic ores form from ultramafic-mafic magmas and crystallize at high-temperature after emplacement into crustal magma chambers, and are genetically linked to the evolution of the parental magmas through space and time.

This book features recent developments in the field of magmatic ore deposits, and is an essential resource for both industry. Andesite (/ ˈ æ n d ɪ s aɪ t / or / ˈ æ n d ɪ z aɪ t /) is an extrusive igneous volcanic rock of intermediate composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture.

In a general sense, it is the intermediate type between basalt and rhyolite, and ranges from 57 to 63% silicon dioxide (SiO 2) as illustrated in TAS mineral assemblage is typically dominated by plagioclase plus. The emplacement of the billion-year-old Bushveld complex, the world’s largest layered intrusion and platinum-group element (PGE) repository 1, is a singular event in the history.

Origin of Magmas A model for the origin of anorthosites. Plagioclase forms when the melt is sufficiently enriched. Plagioclase rises to the top of the chamber whereas mafics sink. Origin of Magmas A model for the origin of anorthosites.

Plagioclase accumulations become less dense than the crust above and rise as crystal mush plutons. Magmas are formed by partial melting of silicate rocks either in Earth’s mantle or the continental crust (see Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology).

Primary magmas from Earth’s mantle are basaltic in composition, and form the oceanic crust and part of the continental crust. Through the history of Earth, mantle magmas and their differentiation. In igneous rock: Origin of magmas.

andesitic magmas are generated at convergent plate boundaries where the oceanic lithosphere (the outer layer of Earth composed of the crust and upper mantle) is subducted so that its edge is positioned below the edge of the continental plate or another oceanic plate.

the continental crust. Basaltic magmas must come from the underlying mantle. Thus, with the exception of the continents, magmas are most likely to originate in the mantle from melting of mantle peridotite. Origin of Magmas Again, magmas do not form everywhere beneath the surface, so special circumstances are necessary.

Layers of Differing Physical Properties. Lithosphere - about km thick (up to km thick beneath continents, thinner beneath oceanic ridges and rift valleys), very brittle, easily fractures at low that the lithosphere is comprised of both crust and part of the upper mantle. The plates that we talk about in plate tectonics are made up of the lithosphere, and appear to.

Theory of the Earth is an interdisciplinary advanced textbook on the origin, composition, and evolution of the Earth's interior: geophysics, geochemistry, dynamics, convection, mineralogy, volcanism, energetics and thermal history.

This is the only book on the whole landscape of deep Earth processes which ties together all the strands of the. Thus the origins of continental crust are, ultimately, the leakage of partial melt products above subduction zones, forming steadily thicker piles of steadily more evolved and less dense magmas.

This layer is called the “Moho,” or the Mohorovicic discontinuity, the brittle-plastic boundary between the crust and the mantle at an average of km deep around the globe, approximately 5. @article{osti_, title = {The continental crust: Its composition and evolution}, author = {Taylor, S R and McLennan, S M}, abstractNote = {This book describes the composition of the present upper crust, and deals with possible compositions for the total crust and the inferred composition of the lower crust.

The question of the uniformity of crustal composition throughout geological [email protected]{osti_, title = {Magmas and magmatic rocks: An introduction to igneous petrology}, author = {Middlemost, E A.K.}, abstractNote = {This book melds traditional igneous petrology with the emerging science of planetary petrology to provide an account of current ideas on active magmatic and volcanic processes, drawing examples from all igneous provinces of the world as well as from.Fractional crystallization of basaltic magma and partial melting of lower to mid crustal mafic or intermediate amphibolite are the two processes invoked to explain the origin silicic magmas (e.g.