Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Hardcover | February 8, 2015

byAnne Nedelec, Jean-Luc Bouchez

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Granites are emblematic rocks developed from a magma that crystallized in the Earth's crust. They ultimately outcrop at the surface of every continent. This book - translated, edited, and updated from the original French edition Petrologie des Granites published by Vuibert in 2011 - gives a modern presentation of granitic rocks, or granites, from magma genesis to their emplacement into the crust and their crystallization. Mineralogical,petrological, physical, and economical aspects are developed in a succession of 14 chapters. Special "info boxes" discuss topics for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the subject. Also included is a glossary, a comprehensive bibliography, as well as descriptions of modern techniques. Granites are considered in their geological spatial and temporal frame, in relation with Plate Tectonics and Earth History, and assisted by a large number of high quality illustrations.

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Granites are emblematic rocks developed from a magma that crystallized in the Earth's crust. They ultimately outcrop at the surface of every continent. This book - translated, edited, and updated from the original French edition Petrologie des Granites published by Vuibert in 2011 - gives a modern presentation of granitic rocks, or gra...

Anne Nedelec and Jean-Luc Bouchez are Professors in Earth Sciences at the University of Toulouse. Both are based at the Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (Geosciences Environnement Toulouse). Anne is a petrologist, specialist of Precambrian Geology. Jean-Luc, a specialist in rock deformation, participated in the development of structural stud...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.88 inPublished:February 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705611

ISBN - 13:9780198705611

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Table of Contents

1. What is a granite?2. Origin of granitic magmas3. Segregation of granitic melt4. Genesis of hybrid granitoids: mingling and mixing5. Transport of granitic magma6. Emplacement and shape of granite plutons7. Thermomechanical aspects in the country rocks around granite plutons8. Crystallization of granitics magmas9. Microstructures and fabrics of granites10. Magnetic fabrics in granites11. Zoning in granite plutons12. Granites and plate tectonics13. Precambrian granitic rocks14. Granite metallogeny