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Phase Relations and Melting of Anhydrous K-bearing Eclogite from 1200 to 1600˚C and 3 to 5 GPa

Spandler, Carl; Yaxley, Gregory; Green, David; Rosenthal, Anja


To investigate eclogite melting under mantle conditions, we have performed a series of piston-cylinder experiments using a homogeneous synthetic starting material (GA2) that is representative of altered mid-ocean ridge basalt. Experiments were conducted at pressures of 3·0, 4·0 and 5·0 GPa and over a temperature range of 1200-1600°C. The subsolidus mineralogy of GA2 consists of garnet and clinopyroxene with minor quartz-coesite, rutile and feldspar. Solidus temperatures are located at 1230°C at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Petrology
DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egm039


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