Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences

Metasomatism and the Chemical Transformation of Rock

The Role of Fluids in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Processes

Authors: Harlov, Daniel, Austrheim, Hakon

  • A complete state-of-the-art review of metasomatism
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Reviews metasomatic processes in the Earth's Crust and Mantle as well  as chondritic meteorites
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Fluid-aided mass transfer and subsequent mineral re-equilibration are the two defining features of metasomatism and must be present in order for metamorphism to occur. Coupled with igneous and tectonic processes, metasomatism has played a major role in the formation of the Earth’s continental and oceanic crust and lithospheric mantle as well as in their evolution and subsequent stabilization. Metasomatic processes can include ore mineralization, metasomatically induced alteration of oceanic lithosphere, mass transport in and alteration of subducted oceanic crust and overlying mantle wedge, which has subsequent implications regarding mass transport, fluid flow, and volatile storage in the lithospheric mantle overall, as well as both regional and localized crustal metamorphism. Metasomatic alteration of accessory minerals such as zircon or monazite can allow for the dating of metasomatic events as well as give additional information regarding the chemistry of the fluids responsible. Lastly present day movement of fluids in both the lithospheric mantle and deep to mid crust can be observed utilizing geophysical resources such as electrical resistivity and seismic data. Such observations help to further clarify the picture of actual metasomatic processes as inferred from basic petrographic, mineralogical, and geochemical data. The goal of this volume is to bring together a diverse group of geologists, each of whose specialities and long range experience regarding one or more aspects of metasomatism during geologic processes, should allow them to contribute to a series of review chapters, which outline the basis of our current understanding of how metasomatism influences and helps to control both the evolution and stability of the crust and lithospheric mantle.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Daniel E. Harlov, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany - dharlov@gfz-potsdam.de Prof. Dr. Håkon Austrheim, University of Oslo, Norway h.o.austrheim@geo.uio.no

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Metasomatism and the Chemical Transformation of Rock: Rock-Mineral-Fluid Interaction in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Environments

    Harlov, Daniel E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Chemical Composition of Metasomatic Fluids in the Crust

    Yardley, Bruce W. D.

    Pages 17-51

  • Thermodynamic Modeling and Thermobarometry of Metasomatized Rocks

    Goncalves, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

  • Structural Controls of Metasomatism on a Regional Scale

    Rubenach, Mike

    Pages 93-140

  • Mechanisms of Metasomatism and Metamorphism on the Local Mineral Scale: The Role of Dissolution-Reprecipitation During Mineral Re-equilibration

    Putnis, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 141-170

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metasomatism and the Chemical Transformation of Rock
Book Subtitle
The Role of Fluids in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Processes
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28394-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28394-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28393-2
Series ISSN
2193-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 806
Topics