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This page provides mineralogical data about Plagioclase.

References for Plagioclase

Reference List:
Snetsinger, K.G. (1967) High-alumina allophone as a weathering product of plagioclase. American Mineralogist: 52: 254-262.

Dickson, F.W. (1968) Growth of K-feldspars and plagioclase by replacement processes in rock of the Papoose Flat pluton and in country rocks, Inyo Mountains, California. Geological Society of America Special Papers 101, Abstract for 1966: 53-54.

MacKenzie, W.S., Zussman, J., editors (1974) The Feldspars. Manchester University Press, U.K.

Smith, R.K., Lofgren, G.E. (1983) An analytical study and experimental study of zoning in plagioclase. Lithos: 16: 153-168.

Carpenter, M.A., McConnell, J.D.C., Navrotsky, A. (1985) Enthalpies of ordering in the plagioclase feldspar solid solution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 49: 947-966.

Salje E., Kuscholke, B., Wruck, B., Kroll, H. (1985) Thermodynaicsof sodium feldspar II: experimental results and numerical calculations. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 12: 99-107.

Redfern, S.A.T., Salje, E. (1987) Thermodynamics of plagioclase II: temperature evolution of the spontaneous strain at the I1‾ ↔ P1‾ phase transition in anorthite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 14: 189-195.

Salje, E. (1987) Thermodynamics of plagioclase I: theory of the I1‾ - P1‾ phase transition in anorthite and Ca-rich plagioclases. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 14: 181-188.

Redfern, S.A.T., Graaeme-Barber, A., Salje, E. (1988) Thermodynamics of plagioclase III: spontaneous strain at the I1‾ - P1‾ phase transition in Ca-rich plagioclase. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 16: 157-163.

Redfern, S.A.T. (1992) The effect of Al/Si disorder on the I1‾ - P1‾ co-elastic phase transition in Ca-rich plagioclase. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 19: 246-254.

Weinbruch, S., Müller, W.F. (1995) Constraints on the cooling rates of chondrules from the microstructure of clinopyroxene and plagioclase. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 59: 3221-3230.

Angel, R.J. (2004) Equations of state of plagioclase feldspars. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 146: 506-512.

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