Figure 9a plots the mean results from Table 7 with respect to the granulite-facies-limiting reactions from Figs 1 and 2. A. An unanswered question of fundamental importance to the use of Al solubility-based thermobarometry is the nature and controls of zoning of Al in Opx (e.g. We have applied RCLC to 18 incipient charnockite localities in the literature (six of the seven Karnataka–Tamil Nadu samples in the Appendix, eliminating one outlier, and samples 83-123, 4-10a, 121-166, 141-201, M-4, 23, 25, K18-6a, K18-17, 147-214, TN3-1 and TN21-4 from the Kerala Khondalite Belt). 10a compared with the limiting P–T stability fields for Kfs + Sil, Grt + Crd and Opx. Lack of reported Grt + Opx-bearing assemblages in Zone VI does not permit estimation of peak temperatures by our recorrection method. †Raith et al. M, mafic; I, intermediate; A, aluminous. (1996) retrieved oxygen isotope temperatures >900°C that are consistent with the mineral assemblage stabilities. Under those conditions, quartz can flow plastically and feldspar cannot. (1996). The mean difference between the corrected Fe–Mg–Al and uncorrected Fe–Al temperatures (points B and C in Fig. The mean and 95% confidence limit on the mean of the temperature estimates is 827 ± 18°C for a pressure range of 6–8 kbar, not significantly different from the equivalent values for all intermediate granulites (841 ± 11°C; Table 7). Recalculation of the same samples using RCLC reveals a sharp contrast between a lower P–T (∼800–850°C, 6 kbar) central zone with numerous incipient charnockite localities, a northern marginal zone where extreme P–T conditions (>950°C, 9–10 kbar) are found, and a southern marginal zone where less extreme but still elevated temperatures of 850–950°C are found (Fig. 3), grouped according to the three compositional types of granulite. & Fullsack, P. (, Jamieson, R. A., Beaumont, C., Nguyen, M. H. & Lee, B. Geochronology and phase equilibria modelling of ultra-high temperature sapphirine + quartz-bearing granulite at Usilampatti, Madurai Block, Southern India. These values are of a similar magnitude to those found by Fitzsimons & Harley (1994), Pattison & Bégin (1994) and Chacko et al. & McDonough, M. J. Granulite facies (MP/HT) The granulite facies is the highest grade of metamorphism at medium pressure. For these localities, mean temperatures of ∼830°C from RCLC are well below the temperatures necessary for fluid-absent melting, suggesting that aH2O in the infiltrating fluid was significantly lower than in the host gneisses. The rather high mean corrected Fe–Mg–Al temperature for the aluminous granulites may reflect a combination of sample bias (several samples from ultra-high-temperature localities) and possible temperature overestimation for samples in which there is non-negligible Fe3+. Harley, 1984; Lee & Ganguly, 1988). (, Valley, J. W., Bohlen, S. R., Essene, E. J. Metamorphism under very high pressures and relatively low temperatures, such as occurs along subduction zones, constitutes the Blueschist Facies because basalt and shale metamorphosed under these … The gneisses did not undergo fluid-absent melting until temperatures in excess of 900°C (at P ≥ 6 kbar) were reached. The temperature and pressure differences are strongly correlated because of the dependence of the pressure estimate on the temperature. (a, d, g) Uncorrected Fe–Al temperatures – uncorrected Fe–Mg temperatures. (1993), which corrects for the effects of retrograde isotope exchange. The most common mineral assemblage of granulite facies consists of antiperthitic plagioclase, alkali feldspar containing up to 50% albite and Al 2 O 3-rich pyroxenes. Abbreviations for the terrains are listed in Table 8. Assuming that Fe–Mg always closes at lower temperature than Al, the most likely explanations are: (1) Fe–Mg diffusion is slower in Ca-rich garnets than in Ca-poor garnets, resulting in a smaller temperature gap between closure of Fe–Mg and Al; (2) the rocks experienced retrograde net-transfer reactions (Spear & Florence, 1992), leading to spuriously high Fe–Mg temperatures; (3) the parts of the Grt and Opx analyzed were not in equilibrium before late Fe–Mg exchange; (4) some of the analytical data for the generally low Al concentrations in Opx in these rocks are in error (too low); (5) the thermodynamic model for Al solubility in Opx loses accuracy at low \(\mathit{X}_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\) ⁠. Our view is that if demonstrable and systematic errors can be corrected for it is worth while to do so, especially when in a number of cases the difference becomes significant (e.g. The scatter of P–T results using our method calls into question the reliability of any individual P–T estimate, and suggests that to be confident of a P–T estimate for a given area, many samples need to be analyzed. The concept of metamorphic facies is a systematic way to look at the mineral assemblages in rocks and determine a potential range of pressure and temperature … Analytical inaccuracy seems unlikely as a general explanation because in studies in which several samples were analyzed using the same procedure (e.g. A counter-argument to the generality of this inference comes from the experimental study by Nair & Chacko (2002) on dehydration melting of the host gneisses to some of the southern India incipient charnockite localities. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. ○, uncorrected Fe–Mg method; •, corrected Fe–Mg–Al method. The facies is named for zeolites, strongly hydrated tectosilicates. The >950°C temperatures of the northern zone can be confirmed in a limited number of samples with exsolved feldspars. The most common mineral assemblage of granulite facies consists of antiperthitic plagioclase, alkali feldspar containing up to 50% albite and Al 2 O 3-rich pyroxenes. In granulites that show isobaric cooling paths and that may have formed along anti-clockwise P–T paths, the heat source for the metamorphism is usually ascribed to mafic magmatic underplating (e.g. In these experiments, melting began between 780 and 830 °C by the incongruent breakdown of biotite to produce quartz-saturated, granulite-facies residual mineral assemblages in equilibrium with H2O-undersaturated granitic melt. Many granulite temperature estimates in the literature are based on Fe–Mg fractionation between coexisting phases such as garnet, biotite, cordierite, orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene [Grt, Bt, Crd, Opx, Cpx; abbreviations of Kretz (1983)].Several studies have provided evidence that the closure temperature for Fe–Mg exchange between these phases is below peak granulite-facies temperatures … Read More on This Topic metamorphic rock: Granulite facies There is general agreement, however, on two points 1) Granulites represent unusually hot conditions • Temperatures > 700 o C (geothermometry has yielded some very high temperatures, even in excess of 1000 o C) Granulite Facies: This facies represents the maximum temperature conditions of regional metamorphism found in Archaean terrains. Pressure-temperature-time paths. As discussed above, we consider the uncorrected Fe–Al P–T estimates to be more reliable for these samples. 1), whereas the uncorrected Fe–Al and corrected Fe–Mg–Al temperatures (890 ± 17 and 854 ± 15°C) are consistent with Opx stability (Fig. orthopyroxene + clinopyroxene + … Calculated temperatures taking account of stoichiometrically determined Fe3+ in Opx are on average 44°C lower for the whole sample suite but reveal the same regional pattern (Fig. This research was supported by NSERC Discovery Grants 0037233 to D.R.M.P. One of the classic prograde amphibolite–granulite transitions is represented by the Acadian metamorphic high in central Massachusetts. In rocks of basaltic composition, the granulite facies is an anhydrous facies that results from progressive...…, Metamorphism, mineralogical and structural adjustments of solid rocks to physical and...…, Amphibolite facies, one of the major divisions of the mineral-facies classification of...…. 9a). The higher the peak temperature is above the closure temperature for Fe–Mg exchange, the greater the expected difference between the calculated Al-solubility and Fe–Mg exchange temperatures. Consider the case of a shear zone in the greenschist metamorphic facies, that is, in the temperature range of approximately 300–450 °C. Thus mineralization at Griffin’s Find must have been introduced prior to granulite facies metamorphism. Figures 6 and 8a and b show that these results correspond to the generally low \(X_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\) in the more Ca-rich mafic samples. (b) Comparison of mean P–T results of individual granulite terrains with the limiting granulite facies-limiting reactions from Fig. Locally variable aH2O in the absence of fluid infiltration is not a tenable explanation if the peak mineral assemblages were developed by partial melting because aH2O is internally buffered by the mineral + melt assemblage. Even though low-aH2O fluid infiltration appears to have triggered the production of Opx in these localities, the amount by which aH2O in the fluid was lower than ambient values in the host gneisses might have been rather modest if the host gneisses were close to a temperature where they would produce Opx by closed-system dehydration melting. Granulite facies, one of the major divisions of the mineral facies classification of metamorphic rocks, the rocks of which formed under the most intense temperature-pressure conditions usually found in regional metamorphism. 1. Concomitantly, it reduces the P–T interval between ‘ordinary’ granulite-facies metamorphism and ultra-high-temperature metamorphism (Harley, 1998a; Fig. Corrected Fe–Mg–Al: point C in Fig. & Arai, M. (, Kroll, H., Evangelakakis, C. & Voll, G. (, Lal, R. K., Ackermand, D. & Upadhyay, H. (, Lamb, R. C., Smalley, P. C. & Field, D. (, Lasaga, A. C., Richardson, S. M. & Holland, H. D. (, Luth, W. C., Jahns, R. H. & Tuttle, O. F. (, McFarlane, C. R. M., Carlson, W. D. & Connelly, J. N. (, Munyanyiwa, H., Touret, J. L. R. & Jelsma, H. A. 9). In the southern zone, Braun et al. (b) \(X_{\mathrm{Ca}}^{\mathrm{Grt}}\) ⁠. Fig. Reactions are numbered as in the text and Fig. Our results are also comparable with those calculated with the oxygen isotope thermometry method of Farquhar et al. (a) Map of isograds and metamorphic isotherms in the Adirondacks, from Bohlen et al. The Bohlen et al. 16, with values above the gap largely restricted to mafic mineral assemblages containing either or both of the calcic mafic phases Hbl and Cpx, and values below the gap restricted to intermediate and aluminous mineral assemblages lacking these phases. (, Holtz, F., Becker, A., Freise, M. & Johannes, W. (, Iyer, S. S., Choudhuri, A., Pattison, D. R. M. & De Paoli, G. R. (, Jamieson, R. A., Beaumont, C., Vanderhaeghe, O. The southern Indian incipient charnockites may therefore represent sporadically developed, slightly lower-temperature, fluid-triggered granulite ‘fronts’ that develop locally a little down-grade of the main expanse of granulite, the latter controlled largely by magmatic and partial melting processes. The pyroxene-hornfels facies is the contact-metamorphic facies with the highest temperatures and is, like the granulite facies, characterized by the mineral orthopyroxene. The minerals present in a granulite will vary depending on the parent rock of the granulite and the temperature and pressure conditions experienced during metamorphism. (, Griffin, W. L., McGregor, V. R., Nutman, A., Taylor, P. N. & Bridgwater, D. (, Grove, T. L., Baker, M. B. Granulite facies The granulites facies is determined by the lower temperature boundary of 700 +/− 50 °C and the pressure range of 2–15 kb. Temperature or pressure differences between methods vs absolute temperatures or pressures, grouped according to compositional type (aluminous, intermediate, mafic). Aluminous metapelites were equilibrated at ~770–790°C, whereas two‐pyroxene granulite and garnet–orthopyroxene–biotite gneiss record distinctly higher conditions of ~830–850°C. Table 8 provides a summary of mean P–T results for 24 terrains with six or more samples. Earlier studies based on Fe–Mg exchange methods (e.g. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. (, Braun, I., Raith, M. & Ravindra Kumar, G. R. (, Chacko, T., Kumar, G. R. R. & Newton, R. C. (, Conrad, W. K., Nicholls, I. & Boettcher, A. L. (, Bohlen, S. R., Valley, J. W. & Essene, E. J. We caution that the P–T estimates in Table 7 and Fig. the Nilgiri Hills datasets of Raith et al. 1. & Lamb, W. (, White, R. W., Powell, R., Holland, T. J. \(X_{\mathrm{Ca}}^{\mathrm{Grt}}\) = Ca/(Ca + Fe + Mn + Mg). The same rock type metamorphosed at more moderate pressures and temperatures in the range of 400–500 °C (752–932 °F) would contain abundant chlorite and actinolite, minerals that are green both in hand sample and under the microscope, and would be referred to as a greenschist. (1990) and Srikantappa et al. The most common mineral assemblage of granulite facies consists of antiperthitic plagioclase, alkali feldspar containing up to 50% albite and Al 2 O 3 -rich pyroxenes. The central conclusion of our study is that a significant number of thermobarometry-based temperature estimates for granulites over the past 30 years are too low and are therefore misleading. (, Janardhan, A. S., Newton, R. C. & Hansen, E. C. (, Komatsu, M., Toyoshima, T., Osanai, Y. Valley et al. 11c). Within Zone VI, Opx + Cpx + Pl assemblages occur in metabasites. These isograds are represented approximately by reactions (4), (5) and (1), respectively. The granulite facies P–T field of interest (0.5–1.3 GPa, 700°â€“>1000 °C, respectively), can be divided into three sub-facies (e.g., Brown, 2007a) , namely: (1) HP granulites, transitional to eclogites, (2) HT granulites, grading to (3) ultrahigh-temperature (UHT) granulites when the temperature exceeds 900° (e.g., Kelsey, 2008). At the upper limit of the facies, migmatite formation may occur. Thus mineralization at Griffin{\textquoteright}s Find must have been introduced prior to granulite facies metamorphism. Even with X-ray maps, non-central sectioning of Opx grains is an important factor to consider, given the generally small core–rim variation in Al content of individual Opx grains (typically ∼1–2 wt %) and the strong temperature dependence on these small changes. A puzzling aspect of the Adirondacks results in Table 8 is the higher mean temperature from Fe–Mg exchange than from the Al-solubility-based methods, which may be due to some or all of the factors discussed above for mafic granulites in general. \(X_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\) = Al/2 for a six-oxygen orthopyroxene formula. A characteristic mineral for this facies and the pyroxene- hornblende facies is orthopyroxene. It is believed that the granulite facies, introduced by ESKOLA (1939), originates through a further rise in temperature after the field of the highest-temperature subfacies of the almandine-amphibolite facies has been traversed. (, Riciputi, L. R., Valley, J. W. & McGregor, V. R. (, Santosh, M., Harris, N. B. W., Jackson, D. H. & Mattey, D. P. (, Schumacher, J. C., Hollocher, K. T., Robinson, P. & Tracy, R. J. The granulite facies is determined by the lower temperature boundary of 700 +/− 50 °C and the pressure range of 2–15 kb. 9.9) provided the following approximate temperature boundaries between the zones, based on Grt–Bt Fe–Mg exchange thermometry assuming a pressure of 6 kbar: III–IV, 640°C; IV–V, 670°C; V–VI, 690°C. We consider that the overall agreement between the Al-solubility-based thermobarometry and the experimental constraints on Opx stability lends support to both approaches, and points to retrograde exchange as the most likely explanation for the discrepancy between the phase equilibria and geothermobarometry discussed in the Introduction. 9b with respect to the granulite-facies-limiting reactions from Figs 1 and 2. E-mail: Search for other works by this author on: \[\mathrm{Hbl}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Grt}\ =\ \mathrm{Opx}\ +\ \mathrm{Cpx}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Pl}\ +\ \mathrm{L}.\], \[\mathrm{Hbl}\ +\ \mathrm{Pl}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ =\ \mathrm{Grt}\ +\ \mathrm{Cpx}\ +\ \mathrm{L}\], \[\mathrm{Bt}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Pl}\ =\ \mathrm{Opx}\ +\ \mathrm{L}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Grt}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Crd}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Kfs}.\], \[\mathrm{Ms}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Pl}\ =\ \mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{SiO}_{5}\ +\ \mathrm{L}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Kfs}\], We therefore prefer to define the amphibolite–granulite transition in metapelites by mineral associations that develop closer (both spatially in the field and, by extension, in pressure and temperature) to the first appearance of Opx in mafic and intermediate compositions, namely, Grt + Crd + Kfs (at pressures below ∼9 kbar) or Opx + Al, \[\mathrm{Bt}\ +\ \mathrm{Sil}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Pl}\ =\ \mathrm{Grt}\ +\ \mathrm{Crd}\ +\ \mathrm{L}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Kfs}\], \[\mathrm{Bt}\ +\ \mathrm{Grt}\ +\ \mathrm{Qtz}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Pl}\ =\ \mathrm{Opx}\ +\ \mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{SiO}_{5}\ +\ \mathrm{L}\ {\pm}\ \mathrm{Kfs}.\], The thermodynamic system used in RCLC is summarized in, \[\begin{array}{llll}\mathrm{Fe}_{3}\mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{3}\mathrm{O}_{12}&+\ 3\ \mathrm{MgSiO}_{3}&=\ \mathrm{Mg}_{3}\mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{3}\mathrm{O}_{12}&+\ 3\ \mathrm{FeSiO}_{3}\\\mathrm{in\ Grt}&\mathrm{in\ Opx}&\mathrm{in\ Grt}&\mathrm{in\ Opx}\end{array}\], \[\begin{array}{lll}\mathrm{Fe}_{3}\mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{3}\mathrm{O}_{12}&=\ 3\ \mathrm{FeSiO}_{3}&+\ \mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{O}_{3}\\\mathrm{in\ Grt}&\mathrm{in\ Opx}&\mathrm{in\ Opx}\end{array}\], \[\begin{array}{lllll}2\ \mathrm{Fe}_{3}\mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{3}\mathrm{O}_{12}&+\ \mathrm{Ca}_{3}\mathrm{Al}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{3}\mathrm{O}_{12}&+\ 3\ \mathrm{SiO}_{2}&=\ 3\ \mathrm{CaAl}_{2}\mathrm{Si}_{2}\mathrm{O}_{8}&+\ 6\ \mathrm{FeSiO}_{3}\\\mathrm{in\ Grt}&\mathrm{in\ Grt}&\mathrm{Qtz}&\mathrm{in\ Pl}&\mathrm{in\ Opx}\end{array}\], \(X_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\ =\ 0{\cdot}13\), \(X_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\ =\ 0{\cdot}03\), \(X_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\ =\ Al^{M1}\ =\ Al^{total}/2\), \(\mathit{X}_{\mathrm{Al}}^{\mathrm{opx}}\), Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, Special Publication of the Geological Society of Australia, Proceedings, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B, Journal of the Geological Society, London, Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue, Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, Journal of the Geological Society of India, Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, United Kingdom Water and Environmental Resources Council – Progress in Experimental Petrology, Generation of Calc-Alkaline Magmas During Crystallization at High Oxygen Fugacity: An Experimental and Petrologic Study of Tephras from Buldir Volcano, Western Aleutian Arc, Alaska, USA, Periodic mixing of magmas recorded by oscillatory zoning of the clinopyroxene macrocrysts from an ultrapotassic lamprophyre dyke, Massive fluid influx beneath the Colorado Plateau (USA) related to slab removal and diatreme emplacement: Evidence from oxygen isotope zoning in eclogite xenoliths, Magma Mushes of the Fogo Island Batholith: a Study of Magmatic Processes at Multiple Scales, Using silica activity to model redox-dependent fluid compositions in serpentinites from 100–700 °C and 1–20 kbar, RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THERMOBAROMETRY, PHASE EQUILIBRIA AND, GARNET–ORTHOPYROXENE Al-SOLUBULITY BASED THERMOBAROMETRY CORRECTED FOR LATE Fe–Mg EXCHANGE, APPENDIX: LOCALITIES, SAMPLES AND REFERENCES, https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/44.5.867, http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/~pattison/drm_pattison-rclc.htm, http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/~pattison/drm_pattison-research.htm#publications, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic, Program “RCLC”: Garnet–Orthopyroxene Thermobarometry Corrected for Late Fe–Mg Exchange, Garnet, Orthopyroxene, Plagioclase, Quartz, Uncorrected Grt–Opx Fe–Mg estimate [intersectionof equilibria (, Uncorrected Grt–Opx Fe–Al estimate [intersectionof equilibria (, Intersection of Grt–Bt Fe–Mg exchange andequilibrium (, Intersection of Grt–Crd Fe–Mg exchange andequilibrium (. 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