Metamorphic Reactions, Isograds, and Reaction Mechanisms

Stephen Nelson, Deparment of Geology

These lecture notes cover types of metamorphic reactions. Topics discussed include univariant and divariant reactions, mineral compatibility diagrams (AFM ternary), metamorphic reaction mechanisms, and metamorphic field gradients. The notes contain many ternary diagrams and graphs illustrating the relationship between pressure, temperature, and mineral composition. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, PTt Relationships, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth:Petrology:Geochemistry, Metamorphic Processes, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, PTt Relationships
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism