Archaean Geochemistry

The Origin and Evolution of the Archaean Continental Crust

Editors: Kröner, A., Hanson, Gilbert, Goodwin, A. M. (Eds.)

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Archaean Geochemistry 1972 - 1984 The realisation that the continental crust contains well-preserved relics which date as far back as 4/5 of the Earth's age has given a great impetus to the study of early Precambrian terrains. As late as the mid-sixties the Archaean still constituted the 'terra-in­ cognita' of earth science. High metamorphic grades, poor out­ crop, and not least a widely assumed obliteration of early crustal records by convective recycling and thermal reworking had com­ bined to discourage research in this field. Many excellent local studies existed, notably around gold mining centres, but remained unrelated to a broader regional and theoretical understanding. This situation has changed as the consequence of two inter-related factors: (1) advances in isotopic methods and their application to Precambrian rocks, and (2) the recognition that some of the oldest terrains have retained a wealth of primary igneous and sedi­ mentary textures and even geochemical characteristics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Mantle Chemistry and Accretion History of the Earth

    Pages 1-24

    Wänke, H. (et al.)

  • Geochemical Characteristics of Archaean Ultramafic and Mafic Volcanic Rocks: Implications for Mantle Composition and Evolution

    Pages 25-46

    Sun, S.-S.

  • Archaean Sedimentary Rocks and Their Relation to the Composition of the Archaean Continental Crust

    Pages 47-72

    McLennan, S. M. (et al.)

  • Spatial and Temporal Variations of Archaean Metallogenic Associations in Terms of Evolution of Granitoid-Greenstone Terrains with Particular Emphasis on the Western Australian Shield

    Pages 73-98

    Groves, D. I. (et al.)

  • Magma Mixing in Komatiitic Lavas from Munro Township, Ontario

    Pages 99-114

    Arndt, N. T. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaean Geochemistry
Book Subtitle
The Origin and Evolution of the Archaean Continental Crust
Editors
  • A. Kröner
  • Gilbert Hanson
  • A. M. Goodwin
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-70001-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-70001-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-70003-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
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