Feldspars and their Reactions

Feldspar minerals make up 60% of the crust of the Earth. They are stable in the upper mantle, and are so abundant in the crust that they form the basis of the classification of igneous rocks. At the surface, feldspars weather to form clay minerals which are the most important mineral constituent of...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Parsons, Ian (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1994, 1994
Edition:1st ed. 1994
Series:Nato Science Series C:, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Summary:Feldspar minerals make up 60% of the crust of the Earth. They are stable in the upper mantle, and are so abundant in the crust that they form the basis of the classification of igneous rocks. At the surface, feldspars weather to form clay minerals which are the most important mineral constituent of soils. The articles in this book review the chemical reactions of feldspars over the whole sweep of pressure and temperature regimes in the outer Earth, and describe the fundamental aspects of crystal structure which underlie their properties. The book covers intracrystalline reactions, such as order-disorder transformations and exsolution, and transfer of stable and radiogenic isotopes, which can be interpreted to provide insights into the thermal history of rocks. It is suitable for final year undergraduates or research workers
Physical Description:XXX, 650 p online resource
ISBN:9789401111065