Porphyroblast-matrix microstructural relationships in deformed metamorphic rocks

R. H. Vernon*

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    Most porphyroblast-matrix microstructural criteria used for inferring relative time relationships between metamorphism and deformation are equivocal. Therefore, all reasonable alternative explanations should be considered, and as many criteria as possible should be applied to a particular microstructure before an interpretation is made. Such microstructures should not be interpreted without adequate consideration of metamorphic implications, with emphasis on assemblages, rather than individual minerals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)288-305
    Number of pages18
    JournalGeologische Rundschau
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1978


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