Field and model constraints on silicic melt segregation by compaction / hindered settling : The role of water and its effect on latent heat release †

Abstract

To investigate how large volumes of silicic melts segregate to form granitic plutons, we conducted a case study of a zoned pluton, in which SiO2 increases from intermediate (69 wt%) to highly silicic compositions (74 wt%) toward the contact with metasedimentary wallrock in the outer 25 m of the pluton. All other major, minor, and trace elements vary… (More)

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