Coexisting andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite: Sequential formation of three Al2SiO5 polymorphs during progressive metamorphism near the triple point, Sivrihisar, Turkey

  title={Coexisting andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite: Sequential formation of three Al2SiO5 polymorphs during progressive metamorphism near the triple point, Sivrihisar, Turkey},
  author={Donna L. Whitney},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  pages={405 - 416}
  • D. Whitney
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Geology
  • American Mineralogist
Abstract Regionally metamorphosed, muscovite-bearing quartzites from Sivrihisar, Turkey, contain coexisting andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite. Kyanite is the most abundant polymorph and defines a lineation along with prismatic sillimanite, andalusite, staurolite, and elongate quartz. Andalusite is the most Fe-rich of the polymorphs (0.9-1.6 wt% Fe2O3, compared with 0.6-0.9 wt% for kyanite and sillimanite), and was ductilely deformed. Staurolite has partially pseudomorphed kyanite, and occurs… 

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