The energetics of natural garnet solid solution - II. Mixing of the calcium silicate end-members

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Abstract

Approximate mixing properties of the dominant calcium silicate end-member components of natural garnets, namely grossularite, andradite and uvarovite, have been derived through theoretical thermodynamic and crystal chemical analysis, and appropriate reduction of the available experimental data. The stability of the solid solution with respect to phase separation in the ternary system has been analyzed. Finally, a general model is presented as to the approximate mixing properties of multicomponent natural garnet solid solution involving substitutions in both eight and six coordinated sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalContributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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