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Experimentally determined stability of alkali amphibole in metasomatised dunite at sub-arc pressures

Pirard, Cassian; Hermann, Joerg


The phase and melting relationships of olivine mixed with 25 % of hydrous felsic slab melt have been determined in piston-cylinder experiments between 2.5 and 4.5 GPa and 800 to 1,050 °C to constrain metasomatic processes in the mantle wedge above subduction zones. At sub-solidus conditions, olivine, orthopyroxene, phlogopite, a Na-rich amphibole and an aqueous fluid are present. Na-rich amphibole is still observed at 950 °C at 4.5 GPa, providing evidence that this hydrous phase might be stable...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-014-1095-2


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