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Influence of mantle CO_2 in the generation of carbonatites and kimberlites

Wyllie, Peter J. and Huang, Wuu-Liang (1975) Influence of mantle CO_2 in the generation of carbonatites and kimberlites. Nature, 257 (5524). pp. 297-299. ISSN 0028-0836. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160129-130856739

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Abstract

The explanation of why partial fusion of mantle peridotite sometimes yields basalts, sometimes kimberlites and sometimes carbonatites is given by the phase relationships in the system CaO–MgO–SiO_2–CO_2. The key is the intersection of a sub-solidus carbonation reaction with the solidus, which introduces carbonates as primary minerals alongside silicates on the surface of the liquidus.


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Alternate Title:Influence of mantle CO2 in the generation of carbonatites and kimberlites
Additional Information:© 1975 Nature Publishing Group. Received July 2; accepted July 22, 1975. This work was supported by the NSF.
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Official Citation:Influence of mantle CO2 in the generation of carbonatites and kimberlites PETER J. WYLLIE & WUU-LIANG HUANG Nature 257, 297 - 299 (25 September 1975); doi:10.1038/257297a0
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