Missing Eu anomaly and Archean high-grade granites

K. C. Condie, G. P. Bowling, P. Allen

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Abstract

Granites emplaced in low-grade (granite-greenstone) Archaean terrains of S India typically exhibit negative Eu anomalies. A complementary reservoir in the lower crust with a positive Eu anomaly was found in Archaean high-grade granites. Geochemical model studies indicate that Archaean low- and high-grade granites may represent residual liquid and cumulate, respectively, from fractional crystallization of a granite parent magma produced by partial melting of tonalitic rocks in the lower crust. Such melting may occur at the wave front of a CO2-rich fluid that dehydrates the lower crust and produces granulites.-L.C.H.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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