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Crust–Mantle Interactions and Granitoid Diversification: Insights from Archaean Cratons

Product Code: SP449
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J. Halla, M.J. Whitehouse, T. Ahmad and Z. Bagai
Publication Date: 21 February 2017
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Special Publication 449

This Special Publication sheds light on crust formation and tectonic processes in early Earth by focusing on Archaean granitoids and related rocks from West Greenland in the North Atlantic Craton, Karelia Province of the Fennoscandian Shield, Eastern Dharwar and Bundelkhand cratons in the Indian Shield and Bug Complex of the Ukrainian Shield. Resulting from the IGCP-SIDA 599 project `The Changing Early Earth’, this compilation of papers provides explanations on the nomenclature of Archaean granitoids and explores the petrology, element and isotope geochemistry, geochronology and metamorphism of granitoids and supracrustal rocks of variable metamorphic grade. This volume provides information on the increase and timing of crust-mantle interactions and granitoid diversification from early Archaean protoliths of island arc origin to the emergence of multi-source high-K calc-alkaline granitoid batholiths at convergent continental margins. The formation of abundant granitoid batholiths suggests a significant change in mantle dynamics and plate tectonics towards the end of the Archaean.

Published online 01/02/2017. Print copies available from 21/02/2017.

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Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786202802
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 264
Weight: 0.78 kg



HALLA, J., WHITEHOUSE, M. J., AHMAD, T. & BAGAI, Z. Archaean granitoids: an overview and significance from a tectonic perspective 

Mesoarchaean volcanic supracrustals from Greenland

SZILAS, K., TUSCH, J., HOFFMANN, J. E., GARDE, A. A. & MÜNKER, C. Hafnium isotope constraints on the origin of Mesoarchaean andesites in southern West Greenland, North Atlantic Craton  

Mantle origin of alkaline rocks from Western Karelia

MIKKOLA, P., HEILIMO, E., HALKOAHO, T. & KÄPYAHO, A. The tectonomagmatic significance of Neoarchaean variably alkali-enriched gabbro and diorite intrusions of the western Karelia Province 

HEILIMO, E., MIKKOLA, P., HUHMA, H. & HALLA, J. Alkaline-rich quartz syenite intrusions of the Western Karelia subprovince  

From mantle to crustal melting in the Indian Shield

DEY, S., HALLA, J., KURHILA, M., NANDY, J., HEILIMO, E. & PAL, S. Geochronology of Neoarchaean granitoids of the NW eastern Dharwar craton: implications for crust formation 

JOSHI, K. B., BHATTACHARJEE, J., RAI, G., HALLA, J., AHMAD, T., KURHILA, M., HEILIMO, E. & CHOUDHARY, A. K. The diversification of granitoids and plate tectonic implications at the Archaean Proterozoic boundary in the Bundelkhand Craton, Central India  

RAMIZ, M. M. & MONDAL, M. E. A. Petrogenesis of mafic magmatic enclaves of the Bundelkhand granitoids near Orchha, Central Indian shield: evidence for rapid crystallization   

Insights from metamorphic rocks

LOBACH-ZHUCHENKO, S. B., KAULINA, T. V., BALTYBAEV, S. K., BALAGANSKY, V. V., EGOROVA, YU. S., LOKHOV, K. I., SKUBLOV, S. G., SUKACH, V. V., BOGOMOLOV, E. S., STEPANYUK, L. M., GALANKINA, O. L., BEREZHNAYA, N. G., KAPITONOV, I. N., ANTONOV, A. V. & SERGEEV, S. A. The long (3.7–2.1 Ga) and multistage evolution of the Bug Granulite–Gneiss Complex, Ukrainian Shield, based on the SIMS U–Pb ages and geochemistry of zircons from a single sample  

ALAM, M., CHOUDHARY, A. K., MOURI, H. & AHMAD, T. Geochemical characterization and petrogenesis of mafic granulites from the Central Indian Tectonic Zone (CITZ)  

HÖ LTTÄ, P., LEHTONEN, E., LAHAYE, Y. & SORJONEN-WARD, P. Metamorphic evolution of the Ilomantsi greenstone belt in the Archaean Karelia Province, eastern Finland  



Mark Griffin

The volume provides an excellent overview of the recent interdisciplinary geoscientific developments within this important and evolving field. The contributions are well-written and edited, complemented with appropriate figures, photographs and data-tables, features that one has come to expect from the GSL Special Publication series.
In summary, the editors and contributors are to be congratulated. An informative and recommended read.

Featured in Geoscientists vol 27/9 Oct 2017

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