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Layered Intrusions

  • Describes and explains processes active during cooling of magma chambers
  • Fully explains field and laboratory methods to study layered cumulate rocks
  • Recent advances on the most important localities around the world with description of their mineral resources
  • Written by world-experts working on the most important layered igneous complexes

Series: Springer Geology

By: Bernard Charlier(Editor), Olivier Namur(Editor), Rais Latypov(Editor), Christian Tegner(Editor)

748 pages, 142 colour & 153 b/w photos and illustrations


Hardback | Apr 2015 | #220447 | ISBN-13: 9789401796514
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This edited work contains the most recent advances related to the study of layered intrusions and cumulate rocks formation. The first part of Layered Intrusions presents reviews and new views of processes producing the textural, mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of layered igneous rocks. The second part summarizes progress in the study of selected layered intrusions and their ore deposits from different parts of the world including Canada, Southwest China, Greenland and South Africa. Thirty experts have contributed to this update on recent research on Layered Intrusions. This highly informative book will provide insight for researchers with an interest in geology, igneous petrology, geochemistry and mineral resources.


Part I: Formation and Evolution of Cumulate Rocks
- Geochronology of Layered Intrusions
- Igneous Layering in Magma Chambers
- Quantitative Textural Analysis of Rocks in Layered Mafic Intrusions
- The Influence of Interfacial Energies on Igneous Microstructures.-Silicate Liquid Immiscibility in Layered Intrusions
- Marginal Reversals in Layered Intrusions
- The Significance of Magnetic Fabric in Layered Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusions
- Physical Controls of Nucleation, Growth and Migration of Vapor Bubbles in Partially Molten Cumulates
- Platinum-group Elements Deposits in Layered Intrusions: Recent Advances in the Understanding of the Ore Forming Processes

Part II: Reviews of Major Layered Intrusions
- The Panzhihua Intrusion, Southwestern China.-The Sept Iles Intrusive Suite, Quebec
- The Bushveld Complex, South Africa
- The Kiglapait Layered Intrusion, Labrador
- The Ilimaussaq Intrusion, Greenland
- Ophiolitic Magma Chambers; a Perspective from the Canadian Appalachians

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