Melting of vapour-absent tonalite at 10 kbar to simulate dehydration–melting in the deep crust

@article{Rutter1988MeltingOV,
  title={Melting of vapour-absent tonalite at 10 kbar to simulate dehydration–melting in the deep crust},
  author={Michael J. Rutter and Peter J. Wyllie},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={331},
  pages={159-160}
}
Granitoids may be formed by differentiation of mantle-derived basalts, by partial fusion of crustal rocks, or by interaction of melts from these two sources. Except in special circumstances, the amount of pore fluid in the deep continental crust is likely to be so small that partial melting of rocks will take place under vapour-absent conditions, with water becoming available through dehydration–melting reactions. Here we present the results of experiments in which garnet tonalite is melted at… CONTINUE READING

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