Geochemical Considerations

  • Carl W. Correns


The Concept. With consideration of the origin of granite, we have concluded our review of the processes involved in the origin and transformation of rocks in the earth’s crust. Thus, we have observed a cycle of processes starting with magmatic crystallization, leading to weathering, sedimentation, and finally metamorphism, which can lead in turn to the generation of new magmas. In dealing with this so-called rock cycle (or geochemieal cycle) we have, in fact, considered the geochemieal relations of the most important rockforming elements.


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  • Carl W. Correns
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  1. 1.University of GöttingenDeutschland

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