CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

The ultramafic belts

Wyllie, Peter J. (1969) The ultramafic belts. In: The Earth's crust and upper mantle: structure, dynamic processes, and their relation to deep-seated geological phenomena. Geophysical Monograph. No.13. American Geophysical Union , Washington, DC, pp. 480-483. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160209-095010261

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

1MB

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160209-095010261

Abstract

One petrological approach to upper mantle studies is to determine which ultramafic rocks represent mantle material. Ultramafic rocks occur in a variety of field and petrographic associations: in recent reviews, Wyllie [1967b, 1968] outlined eleven petrographic associations, some with subdivisions. In this summary, it is convenient to consider these in four larger groups: (1) layered, stratiform, and other intrusions involving gabbro or diabase, together with accumulations or concentrations of mafic minerals; (2) the alkalic rocks, including kimberlites, mica peridotites, members of ring complexes, and ultrabasic Java flows; (3) the several serpentinite-peridotite associations often classified together as alpine-type intrusions; (4) serpentinites and peridotites of the oceanic regions.


Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/GM013p0480DOIArticle
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/GM013p0480/summaryPublisherArticle
Additional Information:© 1969 American Geophysical Union. This review developed from research supported by National Science Foundation under Grant GA-1289.
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSFGA-1289
Series Name:Geophysical Monograph
Issue or Number:13
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160209-095010261
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160209-095010261
Official Citation:Wyllie, P. J. (1969) The Ultramafic Belts, in The Earth's Crust and Upper Mantle (ed P. J. Hart), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM013p0480
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:64328
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Feb 2016 19:53
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 09:36

Repository Staff Only: item control page