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Citation: Green, ECR, White, RW, Diener, JFA, Powell, R, Holland, TJB & Palin, RM (2016). Activity-composition relations for the calculation of partial melting equilibria in metabasic rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 34 845-869.
|Phase||Also in sets||First published|
|silicate melt||this paper|
|hornblende, actinolite and glaucophane||igneous||this paper|
|augitic clinopyroxene||this paper|
|jadeite-omphacite-diopside clinopyroxene||this paper|
|plagioclase and potassium feldspar (ternary)||metapelite, igneous||Holland et al (2021) J Metam Geol DOI 10.1111/jmg.12639|
|low albite with solid solution towards anorthite||Holland et al (2021) J Metam Geol DOI 10.1111/jmg.12639|
|garnet||metapelite||White et al (2014) J Metamorph Geol 32 261-286|
|biotite||metapelite||White et al (2014) J Metamorph Geol 32 261-286|
|orthopyroxene||metapelite||White et al (2014) J Metamorph Geol 32 261-286|
|olivine||Holland & Powell (2011) J Metamorph Geol 29 333-383|
|muscovite||metapelite, igneous||this paper|
|chlorite||metapelite||White et al (2014) J Metamorph Geol 32 261-286|
|epidote||metapelite, igneous||Holland & Powell (2011) J Metamorph Geol 29 333-383|
|ilmenite and hematite||metapelite||White et al (2000) J Metamorph Geol 18 497-511|
|spinel magnetite||metapelite||White et al (2002) J Metamorph Geol 20 41-55|
Use for: equilibria in typical metabasite bulk compositions at < 20 kbar (or cautiously at < 30 kbar).
- Subsolidus equilibria! Calculated stable phase relations in the blueschist and greenschist facies are very sensitive to some poorly known parameters, chiefly (I think) the standard enthalpies of formation of the amphibole end-members, which appear in three amphibole phases. To see the problem, compare calculations using ds62 and ds63. Although these two datasets are not meaningfully different in a statistical sense (ds63 was created in order to add some new end-members related to (?)peridotite equilibria), the stable assemblages look petrologically sensible with ds62, but not with ds63.
- Note that there are two different cpx x-eos in this set, augitic clinopyroxene and jadeite-omphacite-diopside clinopyroxene. They should never be used together! There are notes on this included with the file downloads below.
- Clinopyroxene appears to be too stable in amphibolites.
- The clinoamphibole x-eos sometimes takes too much tetrahedral Al, resulting in < 6 Si p.f.u. on a 24-oxygen basis.
- Are you aware of any other problems? Please let us know!
Full model details and benchmark calculations
Here we provide human-readable details of the metabasite-set HPx-eos, along with benchmark calculations to allow implementations to be tested. Contact us if anything remains unclear.
Download full HPx-eos details for phases: silicate melt, clinoamphibole, clinopyroxene (with tschermaks substitution; no M2-site order-disorder), clinopyroxene (no tschermaks substitution; full omphacitic order-disorder), orthopyroxene, garnet, olivine, feldspars, spinel/magnetite, ilmenite/hematite, epidote, biotite, muscovite, chlorite (current 30-01-2022):
End-members from dataset version: 6.2 (Mon 6 Feb, 2012)
Benchmarks, generated with THERMOCALC 3.50. These files don’t necessarily represent key (or necessarily most stable) equilibria; they are just to check implementation of the x-eos. Contact us if you need specific additional calculations for comparison and are unable to produce these yourself. Download here:
Download THERMOCALC input files
If you’re new to THERMOCALC, please begin by reading the THERMOCALC section of the website, and download the files below as directed in the Get started guide.
Download THERMOCALC input files/information for the metabasite-set HPx-eos here (the current bundle is dated 30-01-2022):
- Dataset 6.2 input file tc-ds62.txt (Mon 6 Feb, 2012).
- Axfiles tc-mb47NCKFMASHTO.txt, formatted for THERMOCALC version 3.47, and tc-mb50NCKFMASHTO.txt, for version 3.50. These files replace tc-6axNCKFMASHTOm40.txt and 6axNCKFMASHTOm45.txt from the original web distribution, correcting a typo in the model for Ibar1 plagioclase in 6axNCKFMASHTOm45.txt.
- Full descriptions of the x-eos, including definitions of mixing sites, end-members and compositional variables.
- Samecoding information and a selection of starting guesses for compositional/order variables that might be suitable as a starting point for a calculation.
Information related to use with other software
In Perple_X: HPx-eos that were first published in the metabasite set are labelled “(G)”. The many x-eos that are shared by the metabasite and metapelite sets, and were first published in the metapelite set, are labelled “(W)”. Jeff Moyen’s spreadsheet gives more information.
Please contact us if you think there is other information we should include here.