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Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism : 25 Years After The Discovery Of Coesite And Diamond

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Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism (UHPM) is a fast growing discipline that was established 25 years ago after discoveries of high pressure minerals, coesite and diamonds. The current explosion of research on UHMP terranes reflects their significance for understanding large scale mantle dynamics, major elements of plate tectonics such as continental collisions, deep subduction and exhumation, mountains building, geochemical recycling 'from surface to the core', and a deep storage of light elements participating in green-house effects in the atmosphere. This book provides insights into the formation of diamond and coesite at very high pressures and explores new ideas regarding the tectonic setting of this style of metamorphism.
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  • Hardback | 696 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 55.88mm | 1,224.69g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 0123851440
  • 9780123851444
  • 2,130,124

Table of contents

Frontiers of Ultra-high Pressure Metamorphism: View from Field and Laboratory
Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya and Shah Wali Faryad

Part I. Diamonds - new studies

Diamond-lonsdaleite-graphite relations examined by Raman mapping of carbon microinclusions inside zircon at Kumdy Kol, Kokchetav, Kazakhstan: Evidence of the metamictisation of diamond
D. C. Smith, L. Dobrzhinetskaya, G. Godard and H. Green

Diamond and other possible ultra-deep evidence discovered in the orogenic spinel-garnet peridotite from the Moldanubian Zone of the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic
Kosuke Naemura, Daijo Ikuta, Hiroyuki Kagi, Shoko Odake, Tadamasa Ueda, Shugo Ohi, Tomoyuki Kobayashi, Martin Svojtka and Takao Hirajima

Diamond formation from amorphous carbon and graphite in presence of COH fluids: an in Situ high pressure and temperature laser-heated diamond anvil cell experimental study
Junfeng Zhang, Vitali Prakapenka, Atsushi Kubo, Abby Kavner, Harry W. Green and Larissa F. Dobrzhinetskaya

Origin of high-pressure disordered metastable phases (lonsdaleite and incipiently amorphized quartz) in metamorphic rocks: geodynamic shock or crystal-scale overpressure?
G. Godard, M.-L. Frezzotti, R. Palmeri, and D.C. Smith

Part II. Minerals chemistry, reactions and microstructures in UHPM rocks

Origin and Metamorphic Evolution of Garnet clinopyroxenite from the Sulu UHP Terrane, China: Evidence from Mineral Chemistry and Microstructures
Ru Y. Zhang, Juhn G. Liou, Jason. M. Huberty, Huifang Xu, Kenshi Maki, Bor-Ming Jahn and Yoshiyuk Iizuka

The correlation between Raman spectra and the mineral composition of muscovite and phengite
Huijuan Li, Lifei Zhang and Andrew G. Christy

Increasing chlorinity in fluids along the prograde metamorphic path: evidence from apatite from Yangkou eclogite, Sulu, China
Jingbo Liu, Lingmin Zhang, Qian Mao and Kai Ye

Trace element and O-isotope composition of polyphase metamorphic veins of the Ile de Groix (Armorican Massif, France): implication for fluid flow during HP subduction and exhumation processes
Afife El Korh, Susanne Th. Schmidt, Torsten Vennemann and Alexey Ulianov

Part III. Geochronological data of UHPM terranes

Geochronology of the Alpine (U)HP Rhodope zone: a review of isotopic ages and constraints on the geodynamic evolution
Anthi Liati, Dieter Gebauer and C. Mark Fanning

Coherence of the Dabie Shan UHPM terrane investigated by Lu-Hf and 40Ar/39Ar dating of eclogites
F.M. Brouwer, M. Groen, O. Nebel, J.R. Wijbrans, H.N. Qiu, Q.J. Yang, L.H. Zhao and Y.B. Wu

Part IV. Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic belts and protolith history of eclogite and grt-peridotite

Distribution and geological position of high-/ultrahigh-pressure units within the European Variscan Belt: A review
Shah Wali Faryad

Ultramafic cumulates of oceanic affinity in an intracontinental subduction zone: ultrahigh-pressure garnet peridotites from Pohorje (Eastern Alps, Slovenia)
Jan C.M. De Hoog, Marian Janak, Mirijam Vrabec and Keiko H. Hattori

Very High Pressure Epidote Eclogite From Ross River Area,Yukon, Canada, Records Deep Subduction
Edward Ghent and Philippe Erdmer

HP-UHP metamorphic belts in the Eastern Tethyan Orogenic System in China
Jingsui Yang, Zhiqin Xu, Paul T. Robinson, Jianxin Zhang, Zeming Zhang, Fulai Liu and Cailai Wu

Orogenic garnet peridotites: tools to reconstruct paleo-geodynamic settings of fossil continental collision zones
Cong Zhang, Herman van Roermund and Lifei Zhang

Petrology, geochemistry, geochronology and metamorphic evolution of garnet peridotites from South Altyn Tagh UHP terrane, NW China: Records related to crustal slab subduction and exhumation history
Chao Wang, Liang Liu, Danling Chen and Yuting Cao

Metamorphic Evolution of the Gridino Mafic Dyke Swarm (Belomorian Eclogite Province, Russia)
Ksenia Dokukina and Alexander Konilov

The Salma eclogites of the Belomorian Province, Russia: HP/UHP metamorphism through the subduction of Mesoarchean oceanic crust

Alexander N. Konilov, Andrey A. Shchipansky, Michael V. Mints, Ksenia A. Dokukina, Tatiana V. Kaulina, Tamara B. Bayanova, Lev M. Natapov, Elena A. Belousova, William L. Griffin and Suzanne Y. O'Reilly
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