Interpretation of metamorphic assemblages containing fibrolitic sillimanite

R. H. Vernon*, R. H. Flood

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Microstructural criteria distinguish two types of fibrolitic sillimanite-bearing aggregates, namely: (1) those with fibrolitic sillimanite in clear microstructural equilibrium with the other minerals, and (2) those with fibrolitic sillimanite that appears to have grown without evident modification of pre-existing grain boundaries of the other minerals. However, microstructural criteria rarely permit unambiguous inferences of the relative "timing" of metamorphic reactions producing fibrolitic sillimanite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalContributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1977


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