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Jacques Touret

Faciès granulite et fluides carboniques

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Granulite facies rocks contain water deficient assemblages which occur in high grade metamorphic rocks (catazone) if PH2O is lower than Ptotal . A specific type of inclusionscontaining high density CO2 rich fluids is abundant in most samples from all over the world and interpreted as an evidence of a water free and carbonic (mainly CO2 , but possibly hydrocarbons) rich fluid phase during granulite facies metamorphism. The source of CO2 is essentially juvenile (upper mantle). From the location and features of granulite facies rocks, a model of the distribution of fluids within the continental crust is proposed, CO2 being concentrated in the lower part of the crust between Conrad and Mohorovičič discontinuities.

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Jacques Touret, «Faciès granulite et fluides carboniques», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Publications spéciales = special publications, Géologie des domaines cristallins - Centenaire de la Société géologique de Belgique, 1974, 267-287 URL :

About: Jacques Touret

Equipe de recherches « Equilibres entre fluides et minéraux », Université de Nancy I, C.O. 140, 54037 Nancy Cedex, France.