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Introduction

  • Alok Krishna Gupta
Chapter
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Basaltic magmas have been puncturing through the earth’s crust and flooding its surface from time immemorial. They have been derived experimentally by partially melting of mantle peridotites (Green 1973; Takahashi and Kushiro 1983; Hirose and Kushiro 1993).

Keywords

Mantle Plume Basaltic Magma Mantle Peridotite East African Rift Convergent Plate Boundary 
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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mineralogy & PetrologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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