Metasomatic Textures in Granites

Evidence from Petrographic Observation

  • Jiashu Rong
  • Fenggang Wang

Part of the Springer Mineralogy book series (MINERAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jiashu Rong, Fenggang Wang
    Pages 1-51
  3. Jiashu Rong, Fenggang Wang
    Pages 53-68
  4. Jiashu Rong, Fenggang Wang
    Pages 69-142
  5. Jiashu Rong, Fenggang Wang
    Pages 143-144

About this book


Based on hundreds of thin sections from granite in China, this book introduces metasomatic textures and their formation mechanism in granite. It also proposes that metasomatic textures can basically be classified into two patterns: hetero-oriented replacement and co-oriented replacement, according to the consistency of orientations of replacive and replaced minerals. The hetero-oriented albitization of K-feldspar is quite distinct from the co-oriented albitization of K-feldspar. They occur separately without transition, although both are generally referred to as albitization of K-feldspar.
This unique granite atlas uses a series of color microphotos taken with a quartz plate under crossed polars to clearly illustrate metasomatic mechanisms and superimposed metasomatic processes. The origins of clear albite rim, intergranular swapped albite, K-feldspathization, quartzification, muscovitization, beryllization, myrmekite, small platy albite, perthitic albite, K-feldspar megacryst etc. are comprehensively discussed and explained. The book will appeal to teachers, researchers and students involved in igneous and metamorphic petrology.


Hetero-orientation Metasomatism (replacement) Co-orientation Dissolution-precipitation Cation exchange Myrmekite Perthite Porphyroblast Phenocryst Simultaneous crystallization

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiashu Rong
    • 1
  • Fenggang Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Research Inst of Uranium GeologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Research Inst of Uranium GeologyBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Science Press and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0665-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0666-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1585
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-1593
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