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Comment on 'The beginnings of hydrous mantle wedge melting', CB Till, TL Grove, AC Withers, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-011-0692-6

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Green, DH and Rosenthal, A and Kovacs, I, Comment on 'The beginnings of hydrous mantle wedge melting', CB Till, TL Grove, AC Withers, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-011-0692-6, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology pp. 1-5. ISSN 0010-7999 (2012) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s00410-012-0802-0

Abstract

The paper by Till et al. (2011) reports new experiments on high pressure melting in the system (lherzolite ? water). In comparison with earlier published work, several appropriate methods of phase characterisation and experimental techniques, have not been reported. A result is that the authors’ conclusions are not substantiated for two important issues: the position in pressure, temperature (P, T) space of the hydrous vapour-saturated solidus and the compositions of near-solidus melts. The application of the experimental results to discussion of melting in the mantle wedge overlying subduction zones is therefore questionable.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Green, DH (Professor David Green)
ID Code:81588
Year Published:2012
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (CE0561595)
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2012-12-17
Last Modified:2014-08-29
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