Metamorphism of Ultramafic Rocks: Systems MgO-SiO2-CO2-H2O and MgO-CaO-SiO2-H2O

  • Helmut G. F. Winkler
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Abstract

Two different rock types are predominantly composed of MgO and SiO2: ultramafic rocks and the much rarer siliceous magnesite rocks. The major mineral constituents of ultramafic rocks are olivine, orthopyroxene, and/or clinopyroxene, and the MgO/FeO ratio of the rocks is very high. CaO is another component present in clinopyroxene.

Keywords

Metamorphic Rock Bulk Composition Ultramafic Rock Granulite Terrain Major Mineral Constituent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut G. F. Winkler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mineralogy and PetrologyUniversity of GöttingenFederal Republic of Germany

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