Mineralogy: Garnet goes hungry

Craig R Bina*

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Abstract

Sinking slabs of oceanic lithosphere often stagnate in Earth's mantle. Experiments show that common slab minerals transform to their high-pressure, high-density counterparts at very slow rates, thus keeping the slabs buoyant and impeding subduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-336
Number of pages2
JournalNature Geoscience
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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