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granulite facies

granulite facies

granulite and the granulite facies

P–T–t Evolution of Ultrahigh-Temperature Granulites from the Saxon Granulite Massif, Germany. Part I: Petrology

P–T–t Evolution of Ultrahigh-Temperature Granulites from the Saxon Granulite Massif, Germany. Part II: Geochronology

Electrical conductivity measurement of granulite under mid- to lower crustal pressure—temperature conditions

Identifying Relic Igneous Garnet and Clinopyroxene in Eclogite and Granulite, Breaksea Orthogneiss, New Zealand

Building of the Deep Gangdese Arc, South Tibet: Paleocene Plutonism and Granulite-Facies Metamorphism

Accessory Mineral Behaviour in Granulite Migmatites: a Case Study from the Kerala Khondalite Belt, India

The Eclogite–Granulite Transition: Mafic and Intermediate Assemblages at Breaksea Sound, New Zealand

Metapelites of the Kanskiy Granulite Complex (Eastern Siberia): Kinked P–T Paths and Geodynamic Model

Orthopyroxene–Corundum in Mg–Al-rich Granulites from the Oygarden Islands, East Antarctica

Origin of Grandite Garnet in Calc-Silicate Granulites: Mineral–Fluid Equilibria and Petrogenetic Grids

Comparison of Thermochronometers in a Slowly Cooled Granulite Terrain: Nagssugtoqidian Orogen, West Greenland

Anticlockwise P–T Path of Granulites from the Monte Castelo Gabbro (Órdenes Complex, NW Spain)

Petrological and Isotopic Studies on Palaeozoic High-pressure Granulites, Góry Sowie Mts, Polish Sudetes

Petrology of Sapphirine-bearing and Associated Granulites from Central Sri Lanka


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A coarse-grained, equigranular metamorphic rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and the anhydrous ferromagnesium minerals pyroxene and garnet. There is some confusion over the use of the term granulite, different authors using the name in different ways. Consequently, basic granulites, rich in the ferromagnesium minerals orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene, are better termed ‘pyroxene gneisses’, whilst acid granulites, rich in quartz and feldspar, are better termed ‘charnockitic gneisses’. These rock types are thought to be formed by metamorphism of deep crustal rocks which have suffered earlier dehydration by the removal of a wet granite melt.

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