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When Continents Collide: Geodynamics and Geochemistry of Ultrahigh- Pressure Rocks

Series: Petrology and Structural Geology Volume: 10

Edited By: Bradley R Hacker and Juhn G Liou

323 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89949 | ISBN: 0412824205
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The few coesite-bearing outcrops have conventionally been considered as anomalies but the number of orogenic belts that contain diamond, coesite or other indications of metamorphic pressures 2Gpa has increased to more than 15. This indicates that subduction of continental fragments to depths of 100-150 km may have played a significant role in the formation of mountain belts. This volume brings together the geochemical, geophysical and geodynamical approaches to study the processes active during ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) tectonics. The collection of papers explores our understanding of the creation, preservation, and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure rocks. The book should be of interest to any earth scientist interested in ultrahigh pressure processes and the formation and modification of continental crust.


1. Active Crustal Subduction and Exhumation in Taiwan; C.H. Lin, S.W. Roecker. 2. Melting of Crustal Rocks During Continental Collision and Subduction; A.E.P. Douce, T.C. McCarthy. 3. Rheology of crustal Rocks at Ultrahigh Pressure; B. Stockhert, J. Renner. 4. Thermal Controls on Slab Breakoff and the Rise of High-Pressure Rocks During Continental Collisions; J.H. Davies, F. von Blanckenburg. 5. Exhumation of Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks: Thermal Boundary Conditions and Cooling History; B. Grasemann, et al. 6. Active Tectonics and Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks; A.E. Blythe. 7. K-Ar (40Ar/39Ar) Geochronology of Ultrahigh Pressure Rocks; S. Scaillet. 8. Geochemical and Isotopic Characteristics of UHP Eclogites and Ultramafic Rocks of the Dabie Orogen: Implications for Continental Subduction and Collisional Tectonics; B.M. Jahn. 9. Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks; D. Rumble. 10. Tracing the Extent of a UHP Metamorphic Terrane: Mineral-Inclusion Study of Zircons in Gneisses from the Dabie Shan; H. Tabata, et al. 11. H2O Recycling During Continental Collision: Phase-Equilibrium and Kinetic Considerations; W.G. Ernst, et al. 12. Influence of Fluid and Deformation on Metamorphism of the Deep Crust and Consequences for the Geodynamics of Collision Zones; H. Austrheim.

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