Suggested readings are listed below by topic.
- Contemporary Textbooks
- Classification, Chemical Variations
- Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts I
- Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts II
- Silica Under-Saturated Magmas I
- Silica Under-Saturated Magmas II
- Subduction Zone Magmatism I
- Subduction Zone Magmatism II
- Layered Intrusions
- Moon I
- Moon II
- Meteorites and Petrology of the Early Solar System I
- Meteorites and Petrology of the Early Solar System II
- A Selection of Other Useful References
- Useful Texts for Microscopy
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.
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.
Bowen, N. R. The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1928, pp. 3-6, 20-21, and 321-322.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Papike, J. J., G. Ryder, and C. K. Shearer. "Lunar Samples." Planetary Materials 36 (1998): Rev in Mineralogy, 1-28, chapter 1.
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.
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.
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.
Mason, Brian. Meteorites. New York, NY: Wiley, 1962.
Morgan, Phipps, et al. Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at mid-Ocean Ridges. AGU Monograph 71, Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 1992.