Readings

Suggested readings are listed below by topic.

Contemporary Textbooks

Amazon logo Carmichael, I. S. E., F. J. Turner, and J. Verhoogen. Igneous Petrology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1974. ISBN: 9780070099876.

Amazon logo McBirney, A. R. Igneous Petrology. San Francisco, CA: Freeman, Cooper and Co., 1985. ISBN: 9780877353232.

Amazon logo Wilson, M. Igneous Petrogenesis. Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman, 1989. ISBN: 9780045520251.

Amazon logo Hall, A. Igneous Petrology. 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 2nd edition, 1996. ISBN: 9780582230804.

Classics

Bowen, N. R. The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1928.

Daly, R. A. Igneous Rocks and the Depths of the Earth. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1933.

Classification, Chemical Variations

Amazon logo Carmichael, I. S. E., F. J. Turner, and J. Verhoogen. Igneous Petrology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1974, chapter 2. ISBN: 9780070099876.

Thompson, J. B., Jr. "Mineral. Soc. Amer." Reviews in Mineralogy 10 (1982): chapter 1.

Irvine, and Baragar. "A guide to the chemical classification of the common volcanic rocks." Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 8 (1971): 523-548.

Amazon logo LeMaitre, R. W., ed. A Classification of Igneous Rocks and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521619486.

Bowen, N. R. The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1928, pp. 3-6, 20-21, and 321-322.

Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts I

Amazon logo Hess. "Phase Equilibria Constraints on the Origin of Ocean Floor Basalts." In Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges. Edited by Phipps Morgan, et al. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 1993, pp. 68-79. ISBN: 9780875900353.

Walker, D., and S. E. Delong. "Soret separation of mid-ocean ridge basalt magma." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 79 (1979): 231-240.

Amazon logo Grove, et al. "Fractionation of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalt (MORB)." In Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges. Edited by Phipps Morgan, et al. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 1993, pp. 288-298. ISBN: 9780875900353.

Biggar, and Humphries. "The Plagioclase, Forsterite, Diopside, Liquid Equilibrium in the System CaO-Na2O-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2." Mineral Mag 44 (1981): 309-314.

For Review...

Amazon logo Ehlers. The Interpretation of Geological Phase Diagrams. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1972, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780716702542.

Amazon logo Morse. Basalts and Phase Diagrams. New York, NY: Springer, 1980, chapter 12. ISBN: 9780387904771.

Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts II

O'Hara. "Are Ocean Floor Basalts Primary Magma?" Nature 220 (1968): 683-686.

Presnall, et al. "Generation of mid-ocean ridge tholeiites." J Petrol 20 (1979): 1-35.

Stolper. "A phase diagram for mid-ocean ridge basalts: Preliminary results and implications for petrogenesis." Contrib Mineral Petrol 74 (1980): 13-27.

Klein, and Langmuir. "Global Correlations of Ocean ridge basalt chemistry, axial depth, crustal thickness." J Geophys Res 92 (1987): 8089-8115.

———. "Local versus global variations in ocean ridge basalt composition: A reply." J Geophys Res 94 (1989): 4241-4252.

Kinzler, and Grove. "Primary Magmas of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts." J Geophys Res 97 (1992): 6885-6906, 6907-6926.

Baker, et al. "Compositions of near-solidus peridotite melts from experiments and thermodynamic calculations." Nature 375 (1995): 308-311.

Kinzler. "Melting of mantle peridotite at pressures approaching the spinel to garnet transition: Application to mid-ocean ridge basalt petrogenesis." J Geophys Res 102 (1997): 853-874.

Silica Under-Saturated Magmas I

Amazon logo Carmichael, I. S. E., F. J. Turner, and J. Verhoogen. Igneous Petrology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1974, chapter 10, pp. 378-395, 406-426. ISBN: 9780070099876.

Amazon logo Wilson, M. Igneous Petrogenesis. Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman, 1989, chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12, pp. 243-416. ISBN: 9780045520251.

Amazon logo Fitton, and Upton, eds. Alkaline Igneous Rocks. Geol. Soc. Spec. Pub., no. 30. Articles by: D. K. Bailey, A. D. Edgar, M. J. Le Bas, and D. A. Clague. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1987, pp. 1-14, 29-52, 54-84, and 227-252. ISBN: 9780632016167.

Eggins, S. M. "Petrogenesis of Hawaiian tholeiites." Contrib Mineral Petrol 110 (1992): 387-397.

Wagner, and Grove. "Melt/harzburgite reaction in the petrogenesis of tholeiitic magma from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii." Contrib Mineral Petrol 131 (1998): 1-12.

Silica Under-Saturated Magmas II

Amazon logo Wilson, M. Igneous Petrogenesis. Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman, 1989, chapter 10. ISBN: 9780045520251. (Read for background)

Turner, Simon, Chris Hawkesworth. "The nature of the sub-continental mantle: constraints from the major-element composition of continental flood basalts." Chemical Geology 120, no. 3-4 (1995): 295-314.

Abbott, and Isley. "Extraterrestrial influences on mantle plume activity." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 205 (2002): 53-62.

Bowen, N. R. The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1928, chapter 10, pp. 175-185, 220-223.

For a contemporary view see:
DePaolo. "Trace element and isotopic effects of combined wallrock assimilation and fractional crystallization." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 53 (1981): 189-202.

Bowen, N. R. "Magma mixing." In The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1928, pp. 3-4.

Stolper, and Walker. "Melt density and the average composition of basalt." Contrib Mineral Petrol 74 (1980): 7-12.

Assigned to Students to Present to the Class

Cox, K. G. "A model for flood basalt volcanism." J Petrology 21 (1980): 629-650.

Fedorenko, V., and G. Czamanske. "Results of New Field and Geochemical Studies of the Volcanic and Intrusive Rocks of the Maymecha-Kotuy Area, Siberian Flood-Basalt Province, Russia." Inter Geol Rev (1997): 479-531.

Gibson, S. A., et al. "High-Ti and low-Ti mafic potassic magmas: Key to plume-lithosphere interactions and continental flood-basalt genesis." J Petrology 36 (1995): 189-229.

Coffin, M. F., and O. Eldholm. "Large igneous provinces: crustal structure, dimensions, and external consequences." Rev Geophys 32 (1994): 1-36.

Kogiso, T., K. Hirose, and E. Takahashi. "Melting experiments on homogeneous mixtures of peridotite and basalt: application to the genesis of ocean island basalts." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 162, no. 1-4 (1998): 45-61.

Subduction Zone Magmatism I

Amazon logo Gill, Jim. "What is 'Typical calc - alkaline andesite?'" In Orogenic Andesites and Plate Tectonics. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1981, chapter 1, pp. 1-12. ISBN: 9780387106663.

Sisson, and Grove. "Experimental investigations of the role of H20 in calc-alkaline differentiation and subduction zone magmatism." Contrib Mineral Petrol 113 (1993): 143-166.

Subduction Zone Magmatism II

Amazon logo Gill, Jim. "What is 'Typical calc - alkaline andesite?'" In Orogenic Andesites and Plate Tectonics. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1981, pp. 298-304. ISBN: 9780387106663.

Falloon, and Danyushevsky. "Melting of Refractory Mantle at 175, 2 and 275 GPa under Anhydrous and H2O-undersaturated Conditions: Implications for the Petrogenesis of High-Ca Boninites and the Influence of Subduction Components on Mantle Melting." J Petrol 41 (2000): 257-283.

Tamura, et al. "Hot fingers in the mantle wedge: new insights into magma genesis in subduction zones." Earth Planet Sci Lett 197 (2002): 105-116.

Carmichael. "The andesite aqueduct: perspectives on the evolution of intermediate magmatism in west-central (105-99°W) Mexico." Contrib Mineral Petrol 143 (2002): 641-663.

Yogodzinski, et al. "Magnesian andesite in the western Aleutian Komandorsky region; implications for slab melting and processes in the mantle wedge." Geol Soc Amer Bull 107 (1995): 505-519.

Sisson, and Bronto. "Evidence for pressure-release melting beneath magmatic arcs from basalt at Galunggung, Indonesia." Nature 391 (1998): 883-886.

Layered Intrusions

Amazon logo Carmichael, I. S. E., F. J. Turner, and J. Verhoogen. Igneous Petrology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1974, pp. 461-483. ISBN: 9780070099876.

Mathez, E. A. "Magmatic metasomatism and formation of the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex." Contrib Mineral Petrol 119 (1995): 277-286.

Campbell. "A model for the origin of the platinum-rich sulfide horizons in the Bushveld and Stillwater Complexes." J Petrol 24 (1983): 133-165.

Irvine, et al. "The J-M platinum-palladium reef of the Stillwater Complex, Montana; II, Origin by double-diffusive convective magma mixing and implications for the Bushveld Complex." Econ Geol 78 (1983): 1287-1334.

Moon I

Amazon logo Meyer, Charles.  The Lunar Petrographic Thin Section Set. Houston, TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1987. ASIN: B000739GCI.

Moon II

Solomon, and Longhi. Magma Oceanography. I - Thermal Evolution. Vol. 1. 8th Lunar Science Conference, Proceedings. Houston, TX; New York, NY: Pergamon Press, Inc., March 14-18, 1977, pp. 583-599. A78-41551 18-91.

Ringwood, and Kesson. Composition and Origin of the Moon. Vol. 1. 8th Lunar Science Conference, Proceedings. Houston, TX; New York, NY: Pergamon Press, Inc., March 14-18, 1977, pp. 371-398. A78-41551 18-91.

Longhi. Effects of Fractional Crystallization and Cumulus Processes on Mineral Composition Trends of some Lunar and Terrestrial Rock Series. Part 1. 13th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Proceedings. Houston, TX; Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, March 15-19, 1982, pp. A54-A64. A83-15326 04-91.

Meteorites and Petrology of the Early Solar System I

Papike, J. J., G. Ryder, and C. K. Shearer. "Lunar Samples." Planetary Materials 36 (1998): Rev in Mineralogy, 1-28, chapter 1.

Meteorites and Petrology of the Early Solar System II

Stolper. "Experimental petrology of eucritic meteorites." Geochim Cosmochim Acta 41 (1977): 587-611.

McSween. "What we have learned about Mars from SNC meteorites." Meteoritics 29 (1994): 757-779.

Amazon logo ———. Meteorites and Their Parent Planets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 1-36. ISBN: 9780521587518.

Cohen, et al. "Evaporation in the young solar nebula as the origin of 'just-right' melting of chondrules." Nature 406 (2000): 600-602.

Krot, et al. "A New Astrophysical Setting for Chondrule Formation." Science 291 (2001): 1776-1779.

A Selection of Other Useful References

Amazon logo Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets. Elsevier, 1981. ISBN: 9780080280868.

Amazon logo Morse. Basalts and Phase Diagrams: An Introduction to the Quantitative use of Phase Diagrams in Igneous Petrology. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1980. ISBN: 9780387904771.

Amazon logo Wager, and Brown. Layered Igneous Rocks. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman, 1967.ISBN: 9780716702368.

Tuttle, and Bowen. Origin of Granite in the Light of Experimental Studies in the System NaAlSi3O8-KAlSi3O8-SiO2-H2O. Baltimore, MA: Waverly Press, 1958.

Hess, and Poldevaart. Basalts: The Poldervaart Treatise on Rocks of Basaltic Composition. Vol. 1, 2. New York, NY: Interscience Publishers, 1967.

Amazon logo Crawford. Boninites and Related Rocks. New York, NY: Springer, 1989. ISBN: 9780044450030.

Amazon logo Arndt, N. T., and E. G. Nisbet. Komatiites. Boston, MA; Sydney, Australia: George Allen and Unwin, 1982, p. 526. ISBN: 9780045520190.

Amazon logo Ashwal, Lewis D. Anorthosites. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1993.  ISBN: 9780387553610.

Mason, Brian. Meteorites. New York, NY: Wiley, 1962.

Amazon logo Taylor, Stuart Ross. Lunar Science, A Post-Apollo View. Elsevier, 1975. ISBN: 9780080182742.

Morgan, Phipps, et al. Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at mid-Ocean Ridges. AGU Monograph 71, Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 1992.

Amazon logo Nixon. Mantle Xenoliths. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1987. ISBN: 9780471912095.

Useful Texts for Microscopy

Amazon logo Tilley, Nockolds, and Black. Harker's Petrology for Students. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1954. ISBN: 9780521052115.

Amazon logo Williams, Turner, and Gilbert. Petrography, An Introduction to the Study of Rocks in Thin Section. 2nd ed. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1982. ISBN: 9780716713760.