Metamorphic experiments on solid—fluid reactions

  • John R. Holloway
  • Bernard J. Wood


A fluid phase generally accompanies the mineralogical and textural changes which take place during progressive metamorphism, and its presence greatly influences the whole metamorphic process. The importance of such a fluid is not, of course, obvious from looking at the finished product of the process, which may be a dense, volatile-free rock with about zero porosity and permeability. There are, however, several reasons for our asserting its importance.


Fluid Composition Free Energy Difference Metamorphic Fluid Relative Free Energy Outer Capsule 
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© John R. Holloway & Bernard J. Wood 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Holloway
    • 1
  • Bernard J. Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA

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