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Geochemistry of ultrahigh-pressure anatexis: fractionation of elements in the Kokchetav gneisses during melting at diamond-facies conditions

Stepanov, Aleksandr; Hermann, Joerg; Korsakov, Andrey V; Rubatto, Daniela


The Kokchetav complex in Kazakhstan contains garnet-bearing gneisses that formed by partial melting of metasedimentary rocks at ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) conditions. Partial melting and melt extraction from these rocks is documented by a decrease in K2O and an increase in FeO + MgO in the restites. The most characteristic trace element feature of the Kokchetav UHP restites is a strong depletion in light rare earth elements (LREE), Th and U. This is attributed to complete dissolution of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-014-1002-x


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