Melt infiltration and magma evolution

@inproceedings{Watson1982MeltIA,
  title={Melt infiltration and magma evolution},
  author={E. Bruce Watson},
  year={1982}
}
Surface-energy considerations can be used to show that a magma body in chemical and thermal equilibrium with its surroundings will tend to disperse by infiltrating the dry grain edges of the host material. This prediction was tested in a series of “melt infiltration” experiments on a simplified basalt-peridotite analog system (forsterite-albite-anorthite). At 1290 °C and 10 kb, a melt of ∼ Fo 23 Ab 38 An 39 composition penetrates the grain edges of poly-crystalline forsterite “rock” at a rate… CONTINUE READING

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