Much of the planets mantle consists of magma. Ground deformation associated with tumescence prior to eruption consistently indicates through elastic modeling a local, near-surface staging region, which is commonly identified with the concept of a magma chamber. High-crystallinity magma in a volcanic neck, in effect, corks or plugs the vent causing potentially highly explosive eruptions. Vesuvius can promote failure in each other. For example, intermediate magnitude earthquakes on normal faults in the Apennine Mountains and inflation and eruption of Mt. Stress field geometry for an inflating magmatic source and vertical strike-slip fault promoted by changes in the shear and normal stresses. Buoyant motion of heat-producing elements towards the surface hastens Earth’s cooling while creating chemical layering, specifically the special, continental crust (Chapter 6). This is known as a solar day, and it lasts around 24 hours. This process can be compared, in some respects, with the process of zone refining, resulting in progressive transfer of more incompatible components toward the surface. Anne M. Hofmeister, in Heat Transport and Energetics of the Earth and Rocky Planets, 2020. Sufficiently large meteoroid impacts have efficiently generated, especially early on, voluminous sheets of magma on all the terrestrial planets and even occasionally on the younger Earth, such as at Sudbury 1.85 Ga. When and where Qmelt of silicate magmas is released is important because it is large (~400 J/g). The collected melt from this event generated a chain of granites throughout the Himalayas including the Mansalu granite (Fig. Large peralkaline plutonic complexes cluster in the older-age eroded continental rift zones, represented by Kola Peninsula in Russia, Northern South Africa, and northeastern Canada (Ernst and Bell, 2010). The magmatism of the continental rift zones is characterized by the occurrence of kimberlite and carbonatite in addition to alkali basalt. Volcanologists use the mechanics of magma chambers to handle all the major and subtle chemical and textural transitions necessary to link one lava to another. Specific REE minerals such as ancylite, bastnäsite, britholite, monazite, parisite, etc., are either rare or volumetrically insignificant accessory phases (Hornig-Kjarsgaard, 1998). The rocks are dominated by melanocratic members and are massive in the central part while they are deformed and intensely foliated at the margins. Alkaline rocks are deficient in SiO2, with respect to Na2O, K2O, and CaO to the extent that they become undersaturated in SiO2. The KAP occurs in the form of a chain of hills and ridges trending NE–SW and is confined to the Sileru shear zone (SSZ) at the western margin of the EGMB. Fig. These form migmatites that collect magma into ever larger bodies. Data sources: 1, Le Roex, A.P., Bell, D.R., Davis, P., 2003. Earth owes its magnetic field to its molten outer core, which is made mostly of iron and nickel. These magmas go to building and reorganizing the crust and to creating sedimentary and metamorphic provenances. Magmatism plays a key role in mountain formation, as new ascending magmas produce additional mass and volume to the Earth’s surface and subsurface. Abbreviations: Amp: amphibole, Cpx: clinopyroxene, Dol: dolomite, Grt: garnet, Mgn: magnetite, Ol: olivine, Opx: orthopyroxene, Sp: spinel. This basic magmatic architecture, source, ascent path, chamber, and pluton or volcano, is found in different forms in most magmatic systems (Figure 1). Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. J. Petrogenesis of group I kimberlites from Kimbery, South Africa: evidence from bulk-rock geochemistry. 44, 2261–2286; 2–4, Winter, J.D., 2010. And equally surprising, internally generated Earth magmas are never superheated. The variable LILE contents of the TTG-like magmas produced during this period reflect the relative contributions made to their source by the evolved (LILE-rich) andesitic to dacitic crustal component. Magmatism and outgassing are especially effective means of cooling planets for several reasons: these processes are fast, carry latent heat upwards, and alter the compositions of planetary interiors. The collected buoyant magma ascends, contributing to volcanism or, more often, when becoming stalled at depth, plutonism. Data sources are kimberlite (Le Roex, A.P., Bell, D.R., Davis, P., 2003. Carbonatites are generally show systematic enrichment form Lu to La with some exceptions that show Ce-negative anomalies. A detailed review of the geology, petrology, genesis and nature of these plutons has been well presented by Leelanandam (1989). 3, 1–32. In certain circumstances, however, the mantle material does melt, forming magma that makes its way through the outer crust. The mantle is extremely hot, but for the most part, it stays in solid form because the pressure deep inside the planet is so great that the material can't melt. Magnetic fields are generated by rotating electric charges, according to HyperPhysics. Alkaline magmatism is restricted to the western part of the TBSZ, marked by a crustal-scale shear zone that lies at the junction between the regions of cratonic and granulite facies rocks. Crustal thickening followed by exhumation causes heating (possibly with fluids introduced) and then decompression to lead to partial melting of sedimentary rocks (‘S-type’ granites). Volcanoes, regardless of where they are found, reflect the physical processes at depth of magma production, collection, and transport. Where do Magmas Come From? Table 4. The Elchuru alkaline pluton (EAP), an oval-shaped body with its long axis trending NE–SW, shows sharp contacts with the surrounding gneisses (Fig. Therefore, vertical faults oriented radial to the source will be promoted by normal stress changes. In this chapter different types of magma generation and volcanoes are explained. Endogenic Processes geological processes associated with energy originating in the interior of the solid earth. The models of carbonatite magma generation from mantle source are debatable; it forms by sublithospheric source (Bell and Tilton, 2002; Nelson et al., 1988) or by metasomatized lithosphere with mantle materials (Bell and Simonetti, 2010; Chakhmouradian, 2006). Plutons are, in a strong sense, actual magma chambers, but evidence of how they operated in real time has been largely lost through protracted crystallization and annealing, and the nature of the connection of plutons to either volcanoes or the deeper, ascent path of the system is not at all clear. Figure 3.9. 14. The extreme size of Olympus Mons at ~ 30 km tall and 850 km in basal diameter reflects a weak gravity field, an old, cold, and strong lithosphere, and the immobility of the source relative to the surface plate. However, right at the boundary between the crust and the mantle, conditions are sometimes just right for liquid magma to form. According to the theory, Earth has a rigid outer layer, known as the lithosphere, which is typically about 100 km (60 miles) thick and overlies a plastic (moldable, partially molten) layer called the asthenosphere. A. lava B. sand C. rocks D. magma 5. In the Andes, underplating from subduction-derived magmas has led to a partially melted lower crust (Schilling et al., 1997), and in the Himalayas, around 21–24 Ma years ago, a partially melted layer (migmatite) formed due to decompression melting. A lot of Earth’s heat is leftover from when our planet formed, four-and-a-half billion years ago. 14), because the partition coefficients between carbonatite melt and garnet are low (< 0.3) for LREEs but high (0.3–10) for HREEs based on the melting experiment of garnet lherzolite (Dasgupta et al., 2009). Felsic magmatism occurred throughout the Pilbara Craton during >7 separate events up to c.2.8 Ga (Van Kranendonk et al., 2002, 2006). Such low-viscosity zones are also zones of preferential deformation. Figure 3.29. Whichever the origin, it is accepted that carbonatite magmas form at pressures exceeding 1.9 GPa in the garnet- and amphibole-stable fields (Fig. Depending on the proportion of hornblende, biotite, and clinopyroxene, the nepheline syenites in Kunavaram have been classified into hornblende bearing, biotite-bearing and clinopyroxene-bearing varieties (Subba Rao, 1971). The melanocratic alkaline rocks contain abundant clinopyroxene and biotite with minor amounts of amphibole. Many kimberlites contain diamond and coesite, which indicate a deep mantle origin. Magmas can vary widely in composition, but in general they are made up of only eight elements; in order of importance: oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium (Figure 3.6). Hence, the bulk of the source for Pilbara felsic crust was produced very early and since has simply been continuously recycled. Compiled and modified from Subba Rao, K.V. The inevitable net result of any material uprise is the encountering of the rock solidus, promoting melting, magma production, plutonism, and volcanism. Rare earth rich accessories such as perovskite and pyrochlore influence the bulk-rock REE pattern only if they occur in sufficient amounts (Hornig-Kjarsgaard, 1998). Earth was hot when it formed. However, there is also another opinion that the deformation in the rocks occurred after the emplacement of the plutons, based on evidence for superposed deformation within the complex (Gupta & Bose, 2004). The most voluminous and steady volcanic magmatisms of Earth, like those of the ocean ridges and Hawaii, erupt magma at or near the liquidus, but never superheated. Detailed knowledge of the physical state of these systems comes mainly from modeling and rare well-exposed crustal rocks. Nepheline-bearing pegmatites, with individual nepheline crystals having dimensions of 20–30 cm occur throughout the KAP, while granitic veins preserving graphic intergrowth textures are restricted to the west. High-temperature, low-crystallinity basaltic magmas are not generally explosive, but the exceeding mobility of the lavas is dangerous. Magmatism and volcanism have been linked to seismicity at a range of temporal and spatial scales since Pliny the Younger's observations of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. As the phenocryst or crystal content approaches maximum packing at critical crystallinity, the magma becomes a dilatant solid, expanding upon shear. Robert H. Smithies, ... Martin J. The alkaline rocks of Kunavaram yielded a Rb–Sr whole rock age of 1244 Ma (Clark & Subba Rao, 1971). The rocks exhibit extreme mineralogical variability. Enveloping our planet and protecting us from the fury of the Sun is a giant bubble of magnetism called the magnetosphere. Triggering of large earthquakes by magma chamber inflation, Izu Peninsula, Japan. Everything we can see on the surface of the earth makes up Earth's crust. Some of the paragneisses belonging to the EGMB occur as distinct bands and patches within syenites and amphibolites. ''creation, origin''). Prentice Hall, New York, 720p; 5, Späth, A., Le Roex, A.P., Opiyo-Akech, N., 2001. On the other hand, some rocks may be deficient in Al2O3 so that Al2O3 may not be able to accommodate the alkalis in normative feldspars. The outer core is made mostly of Fe with some Ni, magmas are silicate liquids. The Antichrist, part 1 The Antichrist, part 2 The Antichrist, part 3 The False Prophet How can we know who is the antichrist? Petrol. Carbonatites are classified into calcite-carbonatite, dolomite-carbonatite, ferro-carbonatite, and natro-carbonatite, based on the most abundant carbonate minerals (Woolley and Kempe, 1989). Magmatic systems (left) are an integrated collection of sills and connecting conduits linking a source region to the near-surface and volcanic centers. Three different types of magma generation are considered here: subduction, hot-spot volcanism and magmatism along rift zones. The most visible and spectacular products of mountain formation as result of magmatism are without any doubt volcanoes. Especially, carbonatites cluster in large igneous provinces such as 66 Ma Deccan flood basalt province, 130 Ma Paraná-Etendeka, 250 Ma Siberian province, and 370 Ma Kola alkaline province (Ernst and Bell, 2010). The Rosas Granite is made up of many injections that mixed, associated with the progressive development of conjugate shear zones around the elongation axis of enclaves. J. When magma flows or erupts onto Earths surface, it is called lava. After all, the large surface area of the oceans (over 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by the oceans) provides the opportunity for large-scale evaporation to occur. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. The oldest known carbonatite to date occurs in Greenland (Tupertalik, 3.0 Ga). They are vital physical probes into planetary interiors. Although magma perhaps spends most of its life in this part of the system, it has, per force, been largely ignored physically and chemically due to lack of a clear and detailed conception of this important feature. Extreme tidal dissipation within Io, a body the size of today's thermally inert Moon, due to the close proximity of Jupiter has sustained almost daily volcanism for the history of the solar system. 7.6). Oxygen, the most abundant element in magma, comprises a little less than half the total, followed by silicon at just over one-quarter. The origin of the nepheline syenite, major constituent of these peralkaline complexes, is interpreted as the result of fractional crystallization from alkaline ultramafic magmas. Magmatism in convergent continental settings is typically less voluminous than any other setting, especially in relation to erupted volumes. This record is preserved by many rocks from the time of their formation. The nearby Rosas Granite provides the example of a larger body composed of assembled pulses of magma. While amphibole-bearing nepheline syenite characterizes the western part, the biotite nepheline syenite dominates the eastern part of the KAP. Gray area shows where carbonatite magmas are in equilibrium with amphibole lherzolite. Some, as exemplified by the volcanic islands of Hawaii that lie in the interior of the Pacific Plate, are thought to occur because of plate movement over a “ hot spot” from which magmas can penetrate to the surface. Eruptions at the mid-ocean ridges provide 15–25 km3 of new basalt per year (Elderfield and Schultz, 1996). Third, preferential partitioning of incompatible elements and large ion lithophiles into silica-rich melts (e.g., Henderson, 1982) means that these magmas carry the long-lived radioactive species (U, Th, K) upward. More precisely and detailed, volcanic eruptions are end members of factors such as chemical composition of the magma, viscosity, temperature and gas content and their replenishment rate. This causes asthenosphere circulation to bring hot mantle material to lower depths, where it can melt or cause delamination away from the main orogenic belt. Fig. The primitive alkali basalt magmas are generally interpreted to form by small degree (1–3%) of batch melting of a source mantle at the base of continental lithosphere that is scarce in garnet, resulting in a slightly more enrichment of HREEs compared with carbonatite and kimberlite (Fig. Linear arrays or strings of magmatism, as along ocean ridges, island arcs, and some ocean islands, reflect melting associated with thermoconvective flows tightly focused within the phase field of the source rock. Hornblende syenite is the most abundant variety with well-developed gneissic banding. A few kilometers under the surface, the structure of the rocks present changes as you cross into the mantle. Thus, deformation in both liquid and plastic states follows the same strain axes along which the pluton cooled. These magmas characteristically generate a chain of progressively older volcanoes that mark the direction of past motion of the plate over a particular hot spot. The Prakasam Alkaline Province in Andhra Pradesh, India. 14). Volcano edifices themselves in a simple way measure the hydrostatic (i.e., magma-static) head and power or strength of the system, the mobility of the source relative to the surface plate, the strength or age of the local lithosphere, and the intensity of the gravitational field. Aside from the gross inferences from seismic studies, the actual intervening plumping linking source to near surface, the ascent path, has been difficult to ascertain. J. Magma is extremely hot liquid and semi-liquid rock located under Earths surface. Three episodes of Precambrian mafic magmatism occur in the Chinese Central Tianshan. On Earth, magmatism is dominated by plutonism/intrusion versus volcanism/extrusion. Downes et al., 2005; Ernst and Bell, 2010; Féménias et al., 2005; Harmer, 1999, Subba Rao, Bhaskar Rao, Siva Raman, & Gopalan, 1989. All ypes of volcano morphologies depend strongly as previously mentioned on their chemistry and different other parameters such as viscosity, eruption type and geodynamic setting. The largest volcanoes in the solar system are in the Tharsis bulge region of Mars. (2007) suggested that the parental magma for the alkaline complexes were of basanitic composition produced by partial melting of enriched mantle sources in the subcontinental lithospheric mantle; fractionation, with or without crustal assimilation, produced the different rock suites. The mantle is very hot and dense but is mostly semi-solid. As the chamber swells, its roof cracks, allowing gases at the top of the magma to expand and propel the molten rock to the surface. The zircon and biotite ages from the EAP also indicate that they were deformed and metamorphosed during Pan-African tectonism, which was possibly related to the westward thrusting of the granulite facies rocks of the EGMB (Upadhyay, 2008). In this respect, the Pilbara Supergroup shows a secular evolution in felsic volcanic units from tholeiitic to TTG-like to intracrustal high-K melts. Spin loss is potentially the largest source of heat, should be most important early on, and is a focus of Chapter 10. The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). 3. Magmas derived from crustal material are dominated by oxygen, silicon, aluminum, sodium, and potassium. The mass is cut by small conjugate normal faults that also follow the same axis of compression as the ductile rocks, thus showing that the same tectonic stresses operated throughout the formation and cooling of the intrusion. Knowledge of the structure of volcanoes and plutons comes mainly from direct observations of field relations in deeply eroded terrains. The melt can be transported out of the zone, collect and form granitic magmas (see also Chapter 2). In slow movement of large masses of magma within Earth crust violent yet small events occur. In the present context, Elchuru and Kunavaram alkaline plutons (KAPs) are chosen for more detailed explanation, described below. J. Stiffer silicate magmas ascend slowly by processes such as tectonic dilation at the mid-ocean ridges, which is described by velocities similar to u of plates, or by destabilizing overlying rocks which fall into the magma, or by chemical reactions as the hot melts eat their way to the surface. It is evident that the concentration and relative enrichment of the REEs in most carbonatites is controlled by carbonate phases and apatite because of their high modal amounts and moderate REE abundances. The complex is also traversed by coarse pegmatitic nepheline-bearing and granitic dykes. One vital fundamental process is crystal growth and separation, commonly called fractionation or differentiation, which, in effect, distills magma, creating the major divisions of Earth and the vast spectrum of rock types, including, indirectly, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. These three rock types commonly occur together, forming an igneous complex. In the latter case, within mountain plateaus such as Tibet, this forms monogenetic fields generally associated with strike-slip fault zones relating to tectonic escape. Such nepheline syenite at Kola Peninsula, Russia, has LREE-enriched patterns, which are similar to those of carbonatite, kimberlite, and alkali basalt in the same region, although total concentration of REE of nepheline syenite is quite variable because of extensive fractional crystallization and accumulation of the magma (Downes et al., 2005). Petrol. ''mountain'' + γένεσις, génesis, lit. Rifting events have also been correlated temporally and spatially with tectonic earthquakes (see Figure 3.13 and earlier discussion on stress changes associated with dike intrusion in Section 2.1.2). Magmas form by partial melting of silicate rocks either in Earth's mantle, the continental or the oceanic crust. The rocks in KAP strike NE–SW with varying dips (60–70 degrees) to the southeast. This forms migmatites that separate melt from residue. ORIGIN OF MAGMA •As we have seen the only part of the earth that is liquid is the outer core. Petrogenesis of group I kimberlites from Kimbery, South Africa: evidence from bulk-rock geochemistry. The petrogenetic association of carbonatite and alkaline magmatism: constraints from the Spitskop Complex, South Africa. Steeply dipping lamprophyre dyke swarms, with small fragments of nepheline syenite, cut across all lithologies of the EAP. 13. The low crystallinity and high fluidity of these magmas reflect this high-temperature, near-liquidus eruptive state, whereas many island arc magmas, especially the andesitic ones, can be of high crystallinity; the most dangerous ones, as at Merapi, flirt with the point of critical crystallinity at 55 vol.%. The record of the strength and direction of Earths magnetic field (paleomagnetism, or fossil magnetism) is an important source of our knowledge about the Earths evolution throughout the entire geological history. This is reinforced by the very nature and pervasiveness of plutons. The high-temperature asthenosphere thermal regime reaches the Moho where vast regions of continental crust of irregular thickness and composition are accessible to melting and remobilization. The rocks of EAP yielded a whole rock Rb–Sr isochron age of 1242±33 Ma and was interpreted as the age of magma emplacement (Subba Rao, Bhaskar Rao, Siva Raman, & Gopalan, 1989). From this, and the discussion above and in Chapter 1, the magmatic heat currently being lost by the Earth is only 0.8±0.2 TW. Earth is thought to have arisen from a … Magmatism associated with the Jurassic breakup of Gondwana is represented by extensive silicic volcanism and associated subvolcanic plutonism that is part of the large Gondwana wide volcanic igneous province. Magmatism is the emplacement of magma within and at the surface of the outer layers of a terrestrial planet, which solidifies as igneous rocks. It is primarily produced by convection through a phase boundary, which is due to the striking differences in slopes as a function of pressure of silicate rock melting curves and the adiabatic temperature during uprise. This is central thrust of this chapter. Marsh, in Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition), 2015. Alkaline rocks occur not only in the rift zones, but also in other tectonic settings such as continental and oceanic intraplate settings and subduction zones, particularly in backarc setting or in the waning stages of magmatic activity (Winter, 2010). During partial melting of magma, where does decompression melting take place? The churning outer core is powered by the convection of … Furthermore, Qmelt is taken up at the source region, which need not be identical to the region of solidification. The pressurization or change in volume of a magma chamber will induce changes in the radial (σrr) and tangential (σθθ) components of the stress field and will enhance or hinder failure on vertical strike-slip faults (Figure 3.29). Chondrite-normalized REE patterns of the igneous rocks in the continental rifting setting. Magma chamber is a particularly important concept. Earth Sci. Magmatic plumbing systems begin in the source regions and end at plutons and volcanoes. Primary carbonatite melts can generate near the solidus greater than 70 km from dolomitic or carbonated amphibole lherzolite by very low degree of partial melting. Petrogenetic processes in the ultramafic, alkaline and carbonatitic magmatism in the Kola Alkaline Province: a review. The thermal timescales (right) for solidification vary throughout the system due to the local thermal regime and the length scale of the system. And there are observed interactions between rift zone activity on Mauna Loa and earthquakes on basal decóllement faults beneath the volcano. Magma chamber pressurization, magma migration, and eruption all induce seismicity (see Chapter 59—Volcano Seismicity). It does so through magmatic activity or igneous activity, the production, intrusion and extrusion of magma or lava. In some cases the deformation is accommodated on major strike-slip faults, while in others fault slips occur on a set of smaller en echelon faults (bookshelf faulting), such as in the South Iceland Seismic Zone (Einarsson, 1991; Sigmundsson, 2006). Convergent continental magmatic plumbing systems. A. Asthenosphere B. Earth’s crust C. Earth’s core D. Lithosphere 4. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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Here, migmatitic melts are collected under high-pressure (sillimanite grade) conditions into pegmatite veins. These eruptions of liquified rock happen all the time building what surface of the Earth is. Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, second ed. Peter Jackson re-introduced Tolkien’s Middle-earth to entirely new generations in his much-acclaimed movie trilogy Lord of the Rings, followed by … When the Antichrist does appear, his identity will be obvious. Tectonics and Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems, Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, Maximillian van Wyk de Vries, in, The Oldest Well-Preserved Felsic Volcanic Rocks on Earth, Robert H. Smithies, ... Martin J. This is the only part of the whole makeup of the atmosphere that is breathable. The mesocratic rocks contain predominantly amphibole, followed by clinopyroxene and biotite. This mafic + andesitic to dacitic crust subsequently melted to produce TTG-like felsic magmas during continued (or renewed) plume magmatism and mafic intraplating at ∼3.5–3.45 Ga. Champion and Smithies (this volume) note that the compositions of these early felsic magmas require melting over a range of pressures from mid- to lowest (50 km) crust. Figure 7.6. Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History. Carbonatitic magmatism extends back to at least 3 Ga, although carbonatites of Archaean age are comparatively rare. K. Bell, in Encyclopedia of Geology, 2005. The paleomagnetic data have played an instrumental role in deciphering the history of our planet including a decisive evidence for continental drift a… HOWEVER, EARTH'S INTERNAL HEAT IS MUCH LOWER NOW THAN IT WAS AT THE EARLY … Our interest here is in the triggering of regional tectonic earthquakes by magmatic processes. Dome collapse of Guagua Pinchincha Volcano (Ecuador) in October 1999, Information about data transfer when using Google Search™, GeoLearning - e-Learning in the Environmental and Geosciences. Thanks to its air being heated from below by the earth's surface which absorbs the sun's heat energy, tropospheric temperatures decrease as you travel up into the layer. In the continental rift zones, high volume and short duration alkaline magmatism are recognized. Crustal rock that is heated undergoes metamorphism, dehydration and melting of more mobile minerals. This is consistent with LREE enrichment in carbonatites (Table 4 and Fig. The ascent of magmas will concentrate materials with the lowest melting temperatures towards the surface, while leaving more refractory material such as MgO and aluminates at depth. 13). Successive lavas may give a time record of the operation of a magma chamber, although the actual chamber can never be sensed. The upper felsic volcanic units of the Pilbara Supergroup (e.g., the 3.32 Ga Wyman Formation and 3.24 Ga Kangaroo Caves Formation), along with their subvolcanic equivalents, are strongly potassic crustal melts (Jahn et al., 1981; Glikson et al., 1987; Collins, 1993; Cullers et al., 1993; Brauhart, 1999; Champion and Smithies, 2000, 2001). A comprehensive study of their nature is given by Wright and Klein (2014). Gray line shows amphibole stability field. As observed today, large magma chambers cannot support their roofs. First, melt and gas are buoyant and flow under any stress, which results in their rapid vertical speeds near the surface, since gravitational acceleration is large (g ~9 m/s throughout the mantle) and density contrasts are substantial (~10% difference for silicates). Flood basalts are the next largest class of volcanics, being produced at ~1 km3 per yr (White et al., 2006), a rate that is two orders of magnitude larger than any other class, including the Hawaiian volcanoes. Widespread, but voluminous magmatisms, as in the silicic volcanism of the Western United States over the past 50 Ma, reflect convective stretching and thermal destabilization of the continental lithosphere. Geochronological (U-Pb SHRIMP) studies of zircons from Pilbara Craton granites (Van Kranendonk et al., 2002, 2007; Barley and Pickard, 1999) typically identify very complex zircon inheritance patterns that reflect a protracted history of crustal recycling events. Mid-Ocean ridges provide 15–25 km3 of new magma into the chamber from below zones of preferential.... Explosive eruptions near-surface and volcanic centers magma to form carbonatitic magmatism extends back to at least 3 Ga, carbonatites! 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