The Problem of the Anorthosites

  title={The Problem of the Anorthosites},
  author={N. L. Bowen},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={209 - 243}
Seldom can it be truly said that the puzzling feature of any object is its simplicity, yet of all the problems that the anorthosites present to us for solution the most difficult is their simple mineralogical composition. Bunsen long ago taught geologists to think of rock magmas as solutions, and the so-called solution theory' of magmas has now gained general acceptance. We have been enabled to understand many features of magmas that without the aid of the theory of solutions would remain… Expand
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