The nature, ascent and emplacement of granitic magmas

  title={The nature, ascent and emplacement of granitic magmas},
  author={Wallace Spencer Pitcher},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={627 - 662}
  • W. S. Pitcher
  • Published 1 November 1979
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
The address is a wide-ranging commentary on the physical aspects of granitic magma and deals especially with the mode of emplacement. Recommendations on the nomenclature of plutons and batholiths involve both a description of the actual shape and their modeling by experimental and salt-diapir analogues. The nature of granitic crystal-mushes, wet or dry, is discussed in the light of the special properties of pseudoplastics, particularly the influence of the physical state on the sinking of… 

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