The main themes of current granite studies include the origin of granitic magmas, physical and chemical processes in their formation, crystallization and differentiation in their evolution, chemical-mineralogical varieties and spatial-temporal evolution of the magmas. The key approaches in granite studies are in-situ isotope measurements, especially the in-situ isotope measurements of U-Pb, Lu-Hf and O isotopes in zircons, and experimental modeling of physical processes of magmatism. Benefit from comprehensive studies of granites and genetically related other rocks and by application of in-situ analyses of U-Pb, Lu-Hf and O isotopes in zircons, a great progress has been achieved recently in better understanding of the origins and the magmatic processes of granites. On the basis of the new progresses of granite studies, this paper tentatively discusses the petrogenesis of granites in the Cathysia block of southeastern China.
|Translated title of the contribution||Progress in granite studies|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of Mineralogy Petrology and Geochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
- Crust evolution
- Research progress
- South China