Metamorphism and granite genesis in the Hidaka Metamorphic Belt, Hokkaido, Japan

Y. Osanai, M. Komatsu, M. Owada

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A detailed study of the evolution of the Hidaka Belt, based on a revised P-T-t analysis of the metamorphic rocks, notably a newly found staurolite-bearing granulite, confirms a prograde isobaric heating path, after a supposed event of tectonic thickening of accretion sedimentary and oceanic crustal rocks. The possibility that partial melting took place in the Main Zone is significant for the genesis of the peraluminous (S-type) granitic rocks within it. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalGeologica Carpathica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology

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