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Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 3: The Crust

Series: Treatise on Geochemistry Volume: 3

Edited By: RL Rudnick

683 pages, illus


Paperback | Nov 2005 | #142448 | ISBN: 008044847X
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Volume 3 examines the chemical composition of the Earth's crust, starting with the continental crust and the rocks exposed therein, moving on to oceanic crust (MORB and oceanic plateaus) and finishing with island arc crust. In addition to providing a descriptive geochemistry of the Earth's crust, the volume summarizes the processes responsible for crustal formation and modification, exchange between the crust and other Earth reservoirs (mantle, oceans and atmosphere), and examines the secular evolution of the crust.

...The Crust is certainly the work that should be of greatest interest to workers in the field of economic geology. R.J. Goldfarb, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, USA


1. The earth's crust from a planetary perspective. 2. Composition of the continental crust. 3. Heat producing element distribution in the crust. 4. Granites and intracrustal differentiation. 5. Basalts and basaltic underplating. 6. Volcanic exhalatives. 7. Rhyolites and explosive volcanism. 8. Magma chamber chronology. 9. Fluid-Flow in the deep crust. 10. Geochemical zoning in metamorphic minerals. 11. Thermochronology of metamorphic belts. 12. Continental crust subduction and UHP metamorphism. 13. Isotopic evolution and crustal growth history. 14. Secular evolution of crust composition and the processes of its formation. 15. Ore deposits. 16. Active geothermal systems. 17. Oceanic crust: MORB, gabbros and cumulates. 18. U-series studies and melt percolation models. 19. Hydrothermal alteration processes. 20. Oceanic plateaus. 21. Oceanic crust subduction. 22. Arcs (oceanic and continental).

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