Colored rectangles are peak P–T conditions of the suites discussed in this chapter (mostly from Hacker, in press; references for peak P–T estimates provided therein; p, Pamir in dashed-oval regions; see Hacker et al., 2005, for discussion of these partially melted metasedimentary rocks). Bebout, in Treatise on Geochemistry, 2007. Summarizing, hydrous phases in mafic lithologies significantly contribute to the water cycle at subduction zones: while amphibole mainly controls fluid production in the forearc region, with high dehydration rate and fluid production, lawsonite and/or zoisite governs the subarc region. 2004; Spandler & Hermann, 2006, Barrientos, 1992; Miller & Cartwright, 2006, Bosse et al., 2002; Ballèvre et al., 2003; El Korh et al., 2009. ) The Bay Area of California is the type locality and primary region of this mineral, and this is where Lawson taught. The major water hosts are lawsonite, zoisite, chloritoid, talc, and phengite. Talc is only a minor phase in MORB but becomes abundant in bulk compositions with high XMg, i.e., magnesium gabbros. One of the most intriguing fields of research at present is seeing just how far crustal fragments are subducted before returning to the surface. At these conditions, the H2O content of the rock was estimated to be around 6 wt.% (Schmidt and Poli, 2014). Crystal twinning is common. Figure 14.6. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. This approach is subject to significant errors. (1998) and Chapter 3.09 for a concise review) are in good agreement with experimental findings, and the discussion below is based on experimental P–T conditions and mineral abundances. Minor amounts of K2O may stabilize phengite that, with its large stability field well beyond the stability of epidote group minerals, controls most of melting relations and geochemical signature of first partial melts (Okamoto and Maruyama, 1999; Schmidt, 1996). Even if HP garnet–phengite veins reveal an infiltration of external pelite-derived fluids, the proximity of metapelites suggests that fluid was locally transported only on a meter scale. It was named for geologist Andrew Lawson (1861–1952) of the University of California by two of Lawson's graduate students, Charles Palache and Frederick Leslie Ransome.[4]. The subsequent prograde assemblages depend strongly on the geothermal gradient. The veins correspond to interfaces of intense fluid–rock interactions with a high permeability, needed for the mobilization of consequent amounts of HREE and HFSE (Rubatto & Hermann, 2003). This assemblage is diagnostic of this facies. In massive form it is usually translucent with a vitreous luster. It is not possible to do justice to this topic in this chapter; however, Chapter 3.17 provides an excellent synthesis of the field, experimental, and theoretical constraints on prograde metamorphic reaction history in subducting mafic and sedimentary lithologies. The vein network generally indicats localized fluid flow in closed systems, and fluid sourced in the surrounding rocks (Widmer & Thompson, 2001). Point Group: 2 2 2 Crystals commonly prismatic, tabular, to 5 cm; also granular, massive. Now, if the 100 km depth is achieved at a temperature of 750 °C, a MORB is already above the wet solidus and any fluid infiltrating from below should cause partial melting. High activity of Na in the salt diapirs provided a suitable mechanism to form blue amphiboles before the theoretical values of pressure and temperature. The assemblages are: (1) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Tlc–Qtz; (2) Amp–Grt–Omp–Bt–Tlc–Qtz; (3) Grt–Omp–Bt–Tlc–Qtz; (4) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Tlc; (5) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc–Lws–Qtz; (6) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc–Lws; (7) Amp–Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Tlc–Lws; (8) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc–Lws–Qtz; (9) Amp–Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Tlc; (10) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc; (11) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Tlc; (12) Amp (2)–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Tlc–Qtz; (13) Amp (2)–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Qtz; (14) Amp–Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Bt–Qtz; (15) Amp–Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Bt–Qtz; (16) Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Qtz; (17) Amp–Grt–Omp–Chl–Bt–Qtz; (18) Grt–Omp–Chl–Phng–Pg–Qtz; (19) Grt–Omp–Phng–Chl–Pg–Lws–Qtz; (20) Amp (2)–Grt–Omp–Phng–Bt–Qtz; (21) Omp–Chl–Phng–Lws–Ttn–Qtz; (22) Amp (2)–Grt–Omp–Bt–Qtz. In subduction zones, crustal fragments can be carried to great depths (>50 km), yet remaining at rather low temperatures, usually <400°C (see Figure 2.9). Mineral Data, Mineralienatlas Lexikon, Lawsonite. For the Schistes Lustres, the multiple fields are for individual units showing a wide range in grade (from Agard et al., 2002; see data for these units in Figure 12), and an estimated exhumation path is shown for each. Talbot, in Developments in Structural Geology and Tectonics, 2019. Although extensive fluid release took place during the lawsonite breakdown, the veins only evidence centimeter to meter scale fluid infiltration. Lawsonite - Excellent bluish translucent crystals to 4mm across green muscovite matrix. Pyralspite garnets – aluminium in Y site: Almandine – locality at Alabanda, in Asia Minor, where garnets were cut and polished in ancient times. The principal temperature and pressure estimates using isochemical phase diagram sections involve the intersection of isopleths of garnet composition. B. We compared the core garnet compositions as determined by electron microprobe with the calculated compositions. P. Fumagalli, S. Klemme, in Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition), 2015. Zoisite is stable to ∼3.3 GPa and occurs at … Clarke G. L., Powell R., Fitzherbert J. Similarly, the growth of metamorphic minerals, as well as the fluid migration, is enhanced by deformation and formation of shear zones (Keller et al., 2004). Because many reactions are parallel to typical P–T paths during subduction, effective H2O contents, mineral assemblages, and mineral compositions are fairly sensitive to temperature. Together with the matrix minerals albite + chlorite + carbonates, they form the characteristic assemblage of a greenschist. Their presence in microshear zones indicates that shearing along the main foliation S1 enhanced the fluid convergence and migration. Similarly, HP garnet–quartz and HP quartz veins result from the channelization of small amounts of fluids released during eclogitization, over several centimeters to decimeters. Veins were likely deposited when the flow decreased, by diffusion through the stagnant fluid within the fracture zones. Blueschist-facies metamorphism is important in subduction zones, where high-pressure, relatively low-temperature mineral assemblages form. Lawsonite occurs as inclusions in garnet and as a matrix phase (Figs. Edson S. Bastin, "Biographical Memoir of Frederick Leslie Ransome, 1868-1935", National Academy of Sciences Biographic Memoirs XXII: 156 and Charles Palache with Frederick Leslie Ransome, "Uber Lawsonit, ein neues Gesteins-bildendes Mineral aus Californien" Zeits. 24, 715-725. Comodi P. and Zanazzi P. F. (1996) Effects of temperature and pressure on the structure of lawsonite, Piazza University, Perugia, Italy. We also used the isochemical phase diagram sections to set limits on the P–T conditions, based on the appearance or disappearance of other minerals. The mineral has a Mohs hardness of 8 and a specific gravity of 3.09. This mainly occurs along continental margins (subduction zones) such as those found in: the Franciscan Formation in California at Reed Station, Tiburon Peninsula of Marin County, California; the Piedmont metamorphic rocks of Italy; and schists in New Zealand, New Caledonia, China, Japan and from various points in the circum-Pacific orogenic belt. In particular, since the early 1990s, the frenetic chase after coesite- and diamond-bearing hydrated eclogites showed that most of the above hydrous minerals are stable at pressures beyond 2.5 GPa (e.g., the coesite-lawsonite bearing eclogites found in xenoliths of Colorado Plateau, Helmstaedt and Schulze, 1988; Usui et al., 2003). The maximum possible pressure is given by the absence of talc, which ranges from 21 to 23 kbar at 495–550°C (Figures 14.6 and 14.7). Ar–Ar ages of glaucophane from this belt are between 440 and 460 Ma (Wu et al., 1993; Zhang et al., 1997), whereas zircon from the eclogite yielded SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe) U–Pb ages of 463–468 Ma (Song et al., 2004). However, the fluid was not able to propagate through more than several meters, as the decrease of the fluid pressure prevented the pursuit of fracturing (Barnicoat, 1988). The contribution of the mafic, basaltic, and gabbroic, part of the slab to the transport and release of fluids during subduction, has been extensively investigated both at H2O-saturated conditions, that is, in the presence of water (Forneris and Holloway, 2003; Litasov and Ohtani, 2005; Okamoto and Maruyama, 2004; Pawley and Holloway, 1993; Poli, 1993; Poli and Schmidt, 1995; Schmidt and Poli, 1998), in the presence of a CO2 fluid (Molina and Poli, 2000; Yaxley and Green, 1994), and with variable C–O–H fluids (Poli et al., 2009). Extents of exhumation-related overprinting are, in general, related to the degrees of heating during decompression, the duration of any heating (or cooling) during this decompression, the volatile content of the rocks prior to exhumation, and the bulk composition of the rocks. This deeper part of the subduction zone is therefore characterized by a lower dehydration rate and less fluid production. The blueschist metamorphic facies are characterized by the minerals jadeite, glaucophane, epidote, lawsonite, and garnet. Al2O3 (A) is an important component in mafic rocks besides CaO (C) and FeO + MgO (F), hence the ACF-projection is commonly used for the graphical representation of mineral assemblages and chemical compositions of metamafics. Figure 14.8. Figure 14.9. In addition, the bulk rock chemical analyses do not include separate FeO and Fe2O3 analyses so we have to assume values for the calculations. Hydrofracturing results from an increase of fluid volume and density (Yardley, 1983; Brown & Lamb, 1989) induced by the isothermal decompression, and necessitates large volumes of fluid propagating at fast speed (Bons, 2001). The substantial amount of water bound in lawsonite’s crystal structure is released during its breakdown to denser minerals during prograde metamorphism. Nature 364, 520-523. An ophiolite mélange, composed of ultramafic rocks, gabbro, mafic pillow lavas, chert, and carbonate rocks, occurs at Hongliugou–Lapeiquan in the North Altun belt (Guo et al., 1998; Liu et al., 1999), where it is accompanied by mafic dyke swarms (Yang et al., 2002a). Baur W. H. (1978) Crystal structure refinement of lawsonite, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. The mineral data and the name have been approved by the Commission on New Mineral and Mineral Names of the # 1999 The Mineralogical Society International Mineralogical Association. Lawsonite is the most water-rich of these phases (12 wt.% H2O) and may host >50% of the water present; however it is restricted to relatively low temperatures (Figure 4). Epidote segregation veins formed in the absence of intense shearing. CT703 - Lawsonite $ 280 Sonoma Co., California, USA small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm (click on an image to enlarge) Lawsonite is a rare mineral with the type locality in nearby Marin Co., California. Subsequent X-ray powder study proved the diffraction pattern of the mineral to be very close to that of the lawsonite group of minerals. Shaded area represents P–T paths for slab surface from Arcay et al. 1.2GPa at 600 °C. Both continuous and discontinuous metamorphic reactions occur along P–T paths traversing the lawsonite–blueschist, epidote–blueschist and eclogite facies. This database included the thermodynamic data of Holland and Powell (1998). Figure 14.10. They record metamorphism in the cool high-pressure/low-temperature thermal gradients at less than 7°C/km in subduction zones in the last 1 billion years. Intersection at T=480°C, P=23.3 kbar. Lawsonite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system in prismatic, often tabular crystals. A. It is close to the ideal composition of CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2 . This is near the lawsonite–eclogite–epidote–eclogite boundary at ∼500°C and ∼23 kbar (Figures 14.5–14.8). Figure 10. Synonym: IMA1998-034 White micas, particularly paragonite, as well as kyanite coexisting with hornblende, are indicative of pressure-dominated amphibolite-facies conditions (epidote–amphibolite-facies). Experimental results on mixed fluid (C–O–H) MORB compositions suggest however that, as CO2 strongly fractionates into carbonates leaving a coexistent H2O-rich fluid, amphibole stability is not significantly affected. Sample from the type locality in California with two elongated, lustrous and translucent crystals of pastel pink, lawsonite in mica schist (size: 6.1 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm). Generally, the natural occurrences of coesite- and sometimes diamond-bearing hydrous eclogites (the most famous being Dora Maira, Norway, Dabie Shan, and the Kokchetav massif, see Liou et al. Each type of vein points to specific formation mechanisms. Extended to show the presence of both the cyclic silicate groups and M4-site silicon, according to the nomenclature of the eudialyte group. Lawsonite has three refractive indices of nα = 1.665 nβ = 1.672 - 1.676 nγ = 1.684 - 1.686, which produces a birefringence of δ = 0.019 - 0.021 and an optically positive biaxial interference figure. Because there is no activity-composition data for Mn in several of the critical minerals, Mn will substitute only in garnet over this P–T range. Ask about Lawsonite here : Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America Mindat.org's Discussion Groups Original Rockhounds Discussion Group Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Español. Besides slight discrepancies, mainly related to different experimental setup and starting materials, all experimental studies suggest that phase relations in mafic systems are dominated by solid solutions and complex continuous reactions, with significant changes in mineral chemistry with P and T and phase abundances rather than changing phase assemblages. T… Index minerals along a path with a high P/T-ratio (Figure 2) are pumpellyite and lawsonite (stable up to ca. The P–T boundary of lawsonite-out provides approximate lower P and T limits on the lawsonite eclogite–epidote eclogite boundary. It is close to the ideal composition of CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2 . Until the late 1980s it was believed that oceanic crust is fully dehydrated after the pressure-induced amphibole breakdown. It is close to the ideal composition of CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2 . The initially low temperature of the slab, and fluids taken down with it manage to depress isotherms and keep the slab much colder than the surrounding mantle, allowing for these unusual high pressure, low temperature conditions. Lawsonite is an abundant hydrous mineral in oceanic crust, sediments, and metasomatic rocks at depths of ~45 to 300 km in most subduction zones, but it is rarely preserved in the geologic record because it commonly transforms to epidote and other minerals during prograde or … . It can also form from plagioclase during its alteration to saussurite in gabbro and diabases and can be found rarely in eclogite. 24 (1896): 588-592. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lawsonite&oldid=962164874, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Colorless, white, pale blue to grayish blue, Commonly prismatic, tabular; also granular, massive, Perfect on {100} and {010}, imperfect on {101}, Weak; X = blue, pale brownish yellow; Y = deep bluish green, yellowish green; Z = colorless, yellowish. and natural occurrences of epidote/zoisite, Very High-Pressure Epidote Eclogite from Ross River Area, Yukon, Canada, Records Deep Subduction, Forneris and Holloway, 2003; Litasov and Ohtani, 2005; Okamoto and Maruyama, 2004; Pawley and Holloway, 1993; Poli, 1993; Poli and Schmidt, 1995; Schmidt and Poli, 1998, Molina and Poli, 2000; Yaxley and Green, 1994, Bose and Ganguly, 1995; Schmidt and Poli, 1998. km), basalts are transformed into rock composed of chlorite, amphibole, phengite, Poli, 1993; Poli and Schmidt, 1995; Schmidt and Poli, 1998, Okamoto and Maruyama, 1999; Ono, 1998; Poli and Schmidt, 1998; Schmidt and Poli, 1998, Okamoto and Maruyama, 1999; Schmidt, 1996, HP–UHP Metamorphic Belts in the Eastern Tethyan Orogenic System in China, Xiao et al., 1978; Wu et al., 1993; Shi et al., 2004a; Yang et al., 2008, The North Qilian–North Altun HP metamorphic belt is dominated by blueschists and low-temperature eclogites, some of which contain, Zhang & Meng, 2006; Zhang, J.X. Experimentation on lawsonite to vary its responses at different temperatures and different pressures is among its most studied aspects, for it is these qualities that affect its abilities to carry water down to mantle depths, similar to other OH-containing phases like antigorite, talc, phengite, staurolite, and epidote (Comodi et al., 1996). H2O giving it a close chemical composition with anorthite CaAl2Si2O8 (its anhydrous equivalent), yet lawsonite has greater density and a different Al coordination (Comodi et al., 1996). Figure 8. The isopleths for almandine (alm) must pass through this intersection. Schmidt, S. Poli, in Treatise on Geochemistry, 2003. Sample RR-12-4 garnet isopleths for grossular (Grs) and pyrope (Prp). Also, several new high-pressure hydrous minerals have been identified in these assemblages, indicating that some water is recycled into the mantle and that not all water is lost by dehydration to the mantle wedge. The breakdown of these two phases corresponds to the end of the major devolatilization history of oceanic crust. Lawsonite has crystal habits of orthorhombic prismatic, which are crystals shaped like slender prisms, or tubular figures, which are form dimensions that are thin in one direction, both with two perfect cleavages. Above 2.4 GPa continuous reactions dominate over a few discontinuous reactions and most (including the wet solidus) are subparallel to typical subduction P–T paths. American Mineralogist 81, 833-841. Incipient metamorphism is recognized by the occurrence of various zeolite minerals (i.e., laumontite). The first stage of vein formation involved large amounts of fluids, as the host eclogite was metasomatized over the scale of several decimeters thick. As is evident from these considerations, the major difficulty in predicting what type and quantity of mobile phase is produced stems from the uncertainty in temperature distribution in the subducting oceanic crust. Such paths are commonly attributed to exhumation during continued, active underthrusting to explain the sustained high-P–T conditions. The retrogression is also characterized by the reopening of epidote veins and quartz precipitation. This is why numerous experimental studies have been performed to establish the stability field of amphibole in H2O-saturated MORB both in simplified chemical compositions (Poli, 1993; Poli and Schmidt, 1995; Schmidt and Poli, 1998) and with natural starting materials (Forneris and Holloway, 2003; Liu et al., 1996; Pawley and Holloway, 1993). Lawsonite is a metamorphic silicate mineral related chemically and structurally to the epidote group of minerals. The veins were emplaced along the foliation plan, allowing fracturing and fluid migration. A typical low-T assemblage is albite + chlorite + carbonates. However, no pervasive flow of external fluids transported on several meters was detected. A. Subduction occurred along the whole length of the Zagros, but only local outcrops of blueschists are known at the southeast (SE) end of the Zagros Mountains, just short of the Makran, where subduction still occurs at a rate near ∼8 mm/year. H2O present in excess. H 2 O Locality: California, USA Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 8433 Owner: RRUFF Description: White to colorless fragments Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis Mineral Group: [ Lawsonite (4)] The lower pressure limit of the amphibolite/eclogite transition is ca. The crystal structure (Fig. The hydrous, high-pressure mineral lawsonite is important in volatile and element cycling between the crust and mantle in subduction zones and may also influence the rheology and deformation behavior of the subducted crust and associated sediments. The P–T boundary of lawsonite-out for the Mn and Fe3+ system provides approximate lower P and T limits on the stability of epidote with garnet and omphacite. Lawsonite is a metamorphic mineral typical of the blueschist facies. Miller et al. A K2O-free MORB passing 600–650 °C at a depth of 100 km has 1 wt.% H2O stored in lawsonite and chloritoid and will arrive at 200 km with ∼0.4 wt.% H2O in lawsonite. This metamorphic belt, which trends west-northwest between Qingshuigou and Baijinshi, in Qilian, is regarded as the deep portion of an accreted wedge related to subduction of Proto-Tethyan Ocean lithosphere during the Early Paleozoic (Zhang et al., 1998). Phengite has an important role, as virtually any K2O present in the oceanic crust at pressures below 5 GPa will be stored in phengite, irrespective of the bulk composition (Schmidt, 1996). This new mineral that is produced in the metamorphosed rock is the index mineral, which indicates the minimum pressure and temperature the protolith must have achieved in order for that mineral to form. Mineral variety names and mineraloids are to be listed after the valid minerals for each letter.. For a complete listing (about 4,000) of all mineral names: List of minerals (complete). This approach also assumes a fixed bulk composition of the rock. It is typically almost colorless in thin section, but some lawsonite is pleochroic from colorless to pale yellow to pale blue, depending on orientation. Maekawa H., Shozul M., Ishll T., Fryer P., Pearce J. Interpreting each HP and UHP suite in terms of subduction history carries with it its own challenges associated with tectonic and lithologic complexity. The major water hosts are lawsonite, zoisite, chloritoid, talc, and phengite. Abbreviations after Kretz (1983) except Omp=omphacite and Phng=phengite. The second stage of vein formation results from a fluid infiltration of large amounts of a pelite-derived fluid. G. Hoinkes, ... R. Schmid, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2014. The compositions have been normalized to total grs+alm+prp. American Mineralogist 63, 311-315. Well-formed crystals from marble and pegmatite are often transparent. (2006) The lawsonite paradox: a comparison of field evidence and mineral equilibria modeling, Australia. In order to include silicates, hydrates, and carbonates in the ACF-projection SiO2, H2O and CO2 are excess components. Highly hydrothermally altered metabasites are the most likely sources for the HP metasomatic fluid. Figure 14.7. Thus, dehydration rates are rather low, and the (post-amphibole) remnant 1.5 wt.% of H2O is lost over a wide depth range. The minerals of the plagioclase series are listed in the table below along with their relative abundance of albite (Ab) and anorthite (An). C.J. It forms transparent to translucent colorless, white, and bluish to pinkish grey glassy to greasy crystals. Mole fractions of Grs and Prp. Lawsonite stability is displaced toward higher temperature as anorthite (Ca, Al), H, and C increase. This is a list of minerals for which there are articles on Wikipedia.. Minerals are distinguished by various chemical and physical properties. 2004; Spandler & Hermann, 2006). (1996) Volume behavior of hydrous minerals at high pressure and temperature: I. Vein analyses have revealed that the trace element and the O-isotope compositions of the vein-forming minerals are generally buffered by the host rock composition. Guarda le traduzioni di ‘lawsonite mineral group’ in Italiano. Isochemical phase diagram section of sample RR-11-1. Epidote usually ranges between yellowish green to pistachio green in color. The chemographic projections show the significant mineral assemblages for mafic rocks at different metamorphic grades. Twinning: Common on f101g, may be lamellar. Compared to other protoliths, mafic lithologies are particularily sensitive to very low-grade metamorphic conditions. Pawley A. R., Redfern S. A. T., Holland T. J. However, many eclogitic terranes have been poorly affected by deformation (Stöckhert, 2002) during (U)HP metamorphism, as is the case for the Ile de Groix (Quinquis, 1980), and imply low fluid–rock ratios and slow fluid migration rates (Spandler & Hermann, 2006). The mineral Lawsonite is named for him, as is the Lawson Adit, originally a mining construction research tunnel on UC Berkeley's campus. This is a List of minerals for which there are Wikipedia articles. The results are 480–520°C at 20 kbar. A major unsolved question is how these rocks return to the surface. One possibility is by continual underplating of the accretionary prism with low-density sediments, resulting in fast, buoyant uplift during which high-density pieces of the slab are dragged to the surface (Cloos, 1993). At pressures exceeding the stability of amphibole, other hydrates exist that can account for transport of water into greater depth. This crystal is transparent to translucent and varies in color from white to pale blue to colorless with a white streak and a vitreous or greasy luster. (2003); also see P–T path for the Shuange UHP locality in Dabie. The assemblages are: (1) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc; (2) Amp–Grt–Omp–Phng–Tlc–Lws; (3) Amp–Omp (2)–Chl–Phng–Lws; (4) Omp (2)–Grt–Chl–Phng–Lws; (5) Amp–Omp–Grt–Phng; (6) Omp–Grt–Chl–Phng; (7) Omp–Chl–Pg–Lws; (8) Omp–Grt–Chl–Pg–Phng–Lws; (9) Onp–Grt–Chl–Phng–Lws; (10) Omp–Grt–Chl–Phng; (11) Amp–Omp–Grt–Chl–Phng. (2007) with different water weakening effects: straight line represents a model reference for a ‘dry’ rock; dashed line refers to a moderate rock strength reduction due to water; narrow dashed line refers to a relevant strength reduction. This will make garnet stable over the entire P–T diagram. They are typically found embedded in a green schist matrix. We inferred that the bulk composition of the rock was accessible at the time of crystallization of the garnet cores. Passing 100 km at a temperature of 700 °C causes the loss of the last hydrous phase (zoisite) near this depth and our MORB volume becomes a dry eclogite and thus irrelevant for any further production of mobile phases. The metamorphic reactions are triggered by fluids, which allow material transport and redistribution (Walther & Wood, 1984; Austrheim, 1998). Additionally, counterintuitively, the stability of lawsonite is slightly enhanced by the addition of CO2, extending its stability to higher temperature (Poli et al., 2009). The P–T for the Western Alps is for the internal units (see Chalot-Prat et al., 2003), and peak metamorphic P–T estimates for Tianshan HP rocks are from Gao and Klemd (2001). (2002) (also see van der Klauw et al., 1997) provide a summary of fluid processes associated with the exhumation of HP and UHP metamorphic rocks. The names of the minerals in the series are arbitrarily given based upon their relative abundance of albite and anorthite. Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., Wiley. J. metamorphis Geol. Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. Zircon from the lawsonite eclogite yielded SHRIMP U–Pb ages of 477–489 Ma (Zhang, J.X. They enhanced the fluid flow and, in turn, triggered the eclogitization of the host metabasite (John & Schenk, 2003). G.E. 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