Professor Timothy L. Grove
Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Building & Room: 54-1220a
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-2878; Fax: (617) 253-7102
12.486: Advanced Igneous Petrology home
"Classic" Petrologic Localities
Earth, Amospheric & Planetary Sciences
Questions that igneous rocks can answer
Was a silicate melt involved?
What was the composition (or compositions) of the melt?
Where and by what process(es) did the melt originate?
How did the magma(s) reach their present site?
What chemical fractionation processes occurred?
What were the intensive parameters involved in steps #3, #4 and #5?
What were the thermal histories for steps #3, #4 and #5?
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