Coesite in clinopyroxene in the Caledonides and its implications for geodynamics

@article{Smith1984CoesiteIC,
  title={Coesite in clinopyroxene in the Caledonides and its implications for geodynamics},
  author={D. Smith},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={310},
  pages={641-644}
}
  • D. Smith
  • Published 1984
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • Coesite is reported for the first time from the Caledonide orogen. It occurs as inclusions in clinopyroxene in the dolomite-eclogite at Grytting, Norway, and provides valuable new evidence to support the hypothesis of extremely high pressure (≥30 kbar) in certain Norwegian eclogites. This finding has implications for the geodynamics and kinetics of the concepts of microscale intracrystalline tectonic overpressure and of macroscale local or regional tectonic overpressure, and for the hypotheses… CONTINUE READING
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