Delayed Partial Melting of Subduction-Modified Magma Sources in Westerna Melanesia: New Results from the Late Cinozoic

Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 4
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1987
Many volcanoes in western Melanesia have tectonic settings and rock compositions that do not conform to conventional models of arc- trench systems. Part of the reason for this may be that in an environment of rapid tectonic change mantle source regions bear the imprint of former subduction even though subduction has now ceased. Results bearing on this concept and on other important aspects of Plelit nesian v ican ism and tectonics, were obtained in 1982-1986 from >e,:eral marine - geoscience studies in the re,,ii n
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