Mineral Geothermobarometry

  • Vladimir V. ReverdattoEmail author
  • Igor I. Likhanov
  • Oleg P. Polyansky
  • Valentin S. Sheplev
  • Vasiliy Yu. Kolobov
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


This chapter presents the most recent and comprehensive overview of a wide range of basic geothermobarometric techniques used in metamorphic petrology. This chapter provides specific mineralogical calibrations based on exchange equilibria involving the major or trace elements and net-transfer reactions, as well as geothermobarometry using multi-mineral equilibria based on internally consistent thermodynamic datasets, analysis of mineral zoning and P-T phase diagrams (petrogenetic grids and pseudosections). This chapter takes a look at the current possibilities and limitations, including the fields of application, errors associated with each method and presents a comparative analysis of different approaches using geothermobarometry and comparison of the results with natural observations. Methodologically, this chapter presents a comprehensive analysis of the most interesting and important methods and problems of geothermobarometry with recommendations for the use of certain petrological tools in reconstructing the P-T conditions of the formation and evolution of rocks.


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  • Vladimir V. Reverdatto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Igor I. Likhanov
    • 2
  • Oleg P. Polyansky
    • 3
  • Valentin S. Sheplev
    • 4
  • Vasiliy Yu. Kolobov
    • 5
  1. 1.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and GeophysicsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and GeophysicsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and GeophysicsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  4. 4.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and GeophysicsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  5. 5.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and GeophysicsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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