Metasomatic Textures In Granites: Evidence From Petrographic Observation by Jiashu RongMetasomatic Textures In Granites: Evidence From Petrographic Observation by Jiashu Rong

Metasomatic Textures In Granites: Evidence From Petrographic Observation

byJiashu Rong, Fenggang Wang

Hardcover | May 27, 2016

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Based on hundreds of thin sections from granite in China, this book introduces metasomatic textures and their formation mechanism in granite. It also proposes that metasomatic textures can basically be classified into two patterns: hetero-oriented replacement and co-oriented replacement, according to the consistency of orientations of replacive and replaced minerals. The hetero-oriented albitization of K-feldspar is quite distinct from the co-oriented albitization of K-feldspar. They occur separately without transition, although both are generally referred to as albitization of K-feldspar.
This unique granite atlas uses a series of color microphotos taken with a quartz plate under crossed polars to clearly illustrate metasomatic mechanisms and superimposed metasomatic processes. The origins of clear albite rim, intergranular swapped albite, K-feldspathization, quartzification, muscovitization, beryllization, myrmekite, small platy albite, perthitic albite, K-feldspar megacryst etc. are comprehensively discussed and explained. The book will appeal to teachers, researchers and students involved in igneous and metamorphic petrology.
Jiashu Rong graduated from Beijing Geological Institute in 1953. Two years later, he was sent to the former Soviet Union to learn aero-method applied to regional geological survey for one year. He began his research on granites since 1957, when he was busy with Nanling Regional Geological Expedition. As a summary of his work, he edited...
Title:Metasomatic Textures In Granites: Evidence From Petrographic ObservationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.03 inPublished:May 27, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811006652

ISBN - 13:9789811006654

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Table of Contents

Two major patterns of single mineral replacement in granites.- Formation mechanisms for mineral replacement.- Discussion about the origin of mineral textures in granite.- Conclusion.