Host Control of Recrystallized Quartz Grains

D. M. Ransom
Central Pacific Minerals N.L., Alice Springs, N.T., Australia

Summary: The results of a petrofabric study on recrystallization of quartz in nature are presented and compared with recent experimental work. The orientations of newly recrystallized quartz grains are shown to be dependent on the orientation of host grains from or in which they grew. The results are compatible with the experiments of Hobbs (1968). The orientation of new grains appears to be unrelated to stress.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1971 v. 38; no. 293; p. 83-88; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1971.038.293.11
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