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- General information
- Full model details and benchmark calculations
- Download THERMOCALC input files
- Information related to use with other software
Citation: White, RW, Powell, R, Holland, TJB, Johnson, TE & Green, ECR (2014). New mineral activity-composition relations for thermodynamic calculations in metapelitic systems. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 32 261-286.
|Phase||Also in sets||First published|
|silicate melt||this paper|
|plagioclase and potassium feldspar||metabasite, igneous||Holland & Powell (2003) Contrib Mineral Petrol 145 492-501|
|muscovite||metabasite, igneous||this paper|
|epidote||metabasite, igneous||Holland & Powell (2011) J Metamorph Geol 29 333-383|
|ilmenite and hematite||metabasite||White et al (2000) J Metamorph Geol 18 497-511|
|order-disorder magnetite||White et al (2000) J Metamorph Geol 18 497-511|
|spinel magnetite||metabasite||White et al (2002) J Metamorph Geol 20 41-55|
|sapphirine||Wheller & Powell (2014) J Metamorph Geol 32 287-299|
Use for: equilibria in typical metapelite bulk compositions at < 15 kbar (or cautiously at < 20 kbar).
- Stability fields of white micas do not always seem plausible.
- Calculations tend to predict garnet-biotite assemblages rather than garnet-biotite-kyanite assemblages, owing to excessively magnesian compositions of model phases.
- 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 metapelite-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: garnet, silicate melt, plagioclase feldspar (Cbar1), K-feldspar, epidote, margarite, muscovite (also paragonite), biotite, orthopyroxene, sapphirine, cordierite, staurolite, chlorite, chloritoid, spinel (also magnetite), ilmenite (also hematite):
End-members from dataset version: 6.2 (Mon 6 Feb, 2012):
Benchmarks, generated with THERMOCALC 3.50:
Download THERMOCALC input files
Download THERMOCALC input files/information for the metapelite-set HPx-eos here (the current bundle is dated 12-12-2019):
- Dataset 6.2 input file tc-ds62.txt (Mon 6 Feb, 2012).
- Axfiles formatted for THERMOCALC versions 3.47 and 3.50, in the systems KFMASH, NCKFMASHTO and MnNCKFMASHTO.
- 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 first appeared in the 2014 metapelite set are labelled “(W)”. Jeff Moyen’s spreadsheet gives more information.
Please contact us with other information that you think we should include here.