Special Issue "Petrology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy of the Mantle as Tools to Read Messages from the Earth’s Interior"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2018)
Mantle-derived rocks have been very important for us as a source of direct information about chemistry and processes in the deep part of Earth. Geochemistry and mineralogy of these materials especially provide us with excellent tool to unravel mantle processes including partial melting, melt extraction, melt-rock interaction, metallogeny, metasomatism and metamorphism. The mantle igneous processes produce various rocks such as peridotites and chromitites, which are modified to various degrees by subsequent metasomatism and metamorphism. Those deep processes keenly vary in response to the difference in tectonic settings. The mantle-derived rocks and their metamorphic equivalents are quite complicated and we need to accumulate high-quality observations and data to decipher the enigmas that happen in the deep part of Earth. Serpentinization processes of the mantle peridotites have been also attracting interests of geochemists, seismologists, and even biologists. The information from the mantle materials has been thus getting increasingly more important! This special issue aims at timely publication of original data and ideas obtained from the mantle minerals and rocks (especially peridotites, serpentinites and chromitites). We encourage any scientists of these disciplines to publish their results in this Special Issue on this occasion.
Prof. Dr. Shoji Arai
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- Mantle minerals
- Partial melting
- Peridotite–melt reaction