Original paper

Reaction textures in a spinel-sapphirine granulite from the Eastern Ghats, India, and their implications

Dasgupta, Somnath; Ehl, Jürgen

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 5 Number 3 (1993), p. 537 - 544

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published: Jun 14, 1993
manuscript accepted: Jan 28, 1993
manuscript received: May 11, 1992

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/5/3/0537

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Abstract A corundum-bearing, spinel-sapphirine-garnet-sillimanite-quartz-(Fe-Ti)-oxide granulite from the Eastern Ghats belt, India, shows reaction textures that suggest formation of coronitic garnet and sillimanite around spinel, quartz and sapphirine. Mineral-chemical data, chemographic analysis and consideration of the relevant petrogenetic grid in the system FMAS indicate that the mineral reactions occurred in response to nearly isobaric cooling after the metamorphic peak.


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