International co-operations of the Division of Petrology, Geochemistry, Economic Geology, Institut für Mineralogie und Kristallchemie, at Universität Stuttgart
Information below refers to funding and publications since 2000 only
Prof. Dr. Jorge
Departamento de Geología
Universidad Nacional del Sur
San Juan 670
8000 Bahía Blanca
The study is related to the detection of specific alteration minerals in hydrothermal clay deposits. The chemical compositions of these minerals are analysed with the electron microprobe.
MaRTÍnEZ J.C., DRISTAS J.A., MAssonnE, H.-J. & THEYE, T. (2005): Alunite and REE rich APS minerals associated to the hydrothermal clay deposits in the Barker area, Tandilia, Argentina. 13th Int. Clay Conf., Waseda Univ. Tokyo, Ext. Abstract,
Prof. Dr. André-Mathieu Fransolet, Dr. F. Hatert
Institut de Minéralogie, Université de Liège
1) The low-pressure, low-temperature metamorphism of metasediments in the Belgian Ardennes is studied to understand the evolution of the external part of the Variscan orogeny. Particularly, unusual manganese rich metapelites and para-amphibolites are considered in the petrological studies.
2) Description of new or rare minerals from the Ardennes and the Black Forest.
HATERT, F. & THEYE, T. (2005): Zeolites, prehnite, and pumpellyite from Bertrix, Belgian Ardennes. - Geologica Belgica 8/1-2, 33-42.
Prof. Dr. Leo Afraneo Hartmann and colleagues (Prof. Juchem, Dr. Wildner)
Instituto de Geosciências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500
91501-907 Porto Alegre - RS
1) High-pressure Palaeoproterozoic rocks of the Santa Maria Chico Complex were investigated using modern geothermobarometric methods to better understand the development of orogenic lower crust during the relatively early history of the Earth.
2) A new hypothesis for the genesis of the famous amethyst occurrences in Parana basalts is tested. For that purpose, the alteration of the basalts and rheological parameters of altered basalts are studied. In addition, stable isotope studies are undertaken on various materials of the amethyst geodes.
3) The concentration of platinium group elements in Parana basalts is studied to explore the economic potential of these widespread flood basalts.
4) High-pressure granulites of southern Minas Gerais with potential ultrahigh pressure rocks are investigated to better understand collisional processes during the Panafrican orogeny.
BMBF (Project No. BRA 00/044)
MASSONNE H.-J., TIKOVSKY T. & HARTMANN L.A. (2001): Petrology of the 2.0 Ga old Santa Maria Chico granulites in southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and implications for crustal thickening in Paleoproterozoic times. - XI. Congr. Latinoamericano, Montevideo 2001, Report, 4 pp. on CD.
MASSONNE H.-J., THEYE T., HARTMANN L.A., SUITA M.T. & KENNEDY A. (2006): Geochronological dating of Neoproterozoic high-temperature events in kyanite-garnet metagranites of Southern Minas Gerais. - Granulites and Granulites, Conf. Vol., submitted.
THEYE T., MASSONNE H.-J. & HARTMANN L.A. (2006): Assessment of a high-T granulite facies event in the Andrelândia kyanite-garnet meta-granites, Minas Gerais, Brazil. - 43rd Brazilian Geological Congress, Conf. Vol., submitted.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Hervé
Departmento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
Casilla 13518 Correo 21
Santiago de Chile
The German-Chilean group is studying various accretionary wedge complexes along the Chilean Coastal Cordillera (from latitude 30°S to Tierra del Fuego) which have formed during the collision of the South American plate with oceanic plates from Carboniferous times on. Mainly P-T paths are derived for various lithologies (metapelites, metabasites) to understand the mass flow in such accretionary wedge complexes. Numerical modelling is achieved to support field and laboratory work.
BMBF (Project No. CHL 01A 6A, CHL 02/012)
DAAD (Stipend for E. Ramirez, Ref. 415: A/99/02948
WILLNER, A.P., HERVÉ F. & MASSONNE H.-J. (2000): Mineral chemistry and pressure-temperature evolution of two contrasting high-pressure – low-temperature belts in the Chonos Archipelago, Southern Chile. - J. Petrol. 41, 309-330.
CALDERON M., FUENTES F., MASSONNE H.-J. & HERVÉ F.: Schists, migmatites and leucogranites in the Puerto Eden igneous and metamorphic complex: A geochemical proof of anatexis in a peraluminous system. - X. Chilean Geol. Congr., Report.
WILLNER A.P., MASSONNE H.-J., HERVÉ F. & GODOY E. (2001): T-evolution of HP/LT metamorphic rocks in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile: Constraints for the evolution of accretionary prisms. - Schriftenreihe Dt. Geol. Ges. 14, 234-235.
WILLNER A.P., PAWLIG S., HERVÉ F. & MASSONNE H.-J. (2001): Metamorphic evolution of spessartine quartzites (coticules) in the high-pressure, low-temperature complex at Bahia Mansa, Coastal Cordillera of South-Central Chile. - Can. Mineralogist 39, 1547-1569.
CALDERON M., FUENTES F., MASSONNE H.-J. & HERVÉ F. (2002): Schists, migmatites and leucogranites in the Puerto Eden igneous and metamorphic complex, Chile: A geochemical proof of anatexis in a peraluminous system. - In: Cabaleri N., Cingolani C.A., Linares E., Lopez de Lucchi M.G., Ostera H.A. and Panarello H.O. (Eds). Actas XV Congreso Geologico Argentino, El Calafate, CD ROM, Article N 027.
WILLNER A.P., HERVÉ F., THOMSON S.N. & MASSONNE H.-J. (2003): Juxtaposition of different HP/LT metamorphic units during subduction erosion in a Mesozoic accretionary belt (Diego de Almagro Island / Southern Chile; 51°30'S). - Terra Nostra 2/2003: 18. Geowiss. LAK-Freiberg, Abstracts, 86-87.
MassonnE H.-J., CalderOn M. & Hervé F. (2004): Magmatic muscovite and garnet in granites of the Southern Patagonian Batholith. - Boll. Geofis. Teorica Appl. 45, No. 2 Supplement, 121-125.
Calderón M., GALAZ G., TASCÓN G., RAMÍREZ C., LUCA R., Massonne H.-J., BRANDELIK A. & Hervé F. (2005): Metamorphic P-T constraints for non-coaxial ductil flow of Jurassic pyroclastic deposits: key evidence for the closure of the Rocas Verdes basin in southern Chile. - Int. Symp. Andean Geodyn., Barcelona, Abstr. Vol., XXX.
Profs. Cong Bolin† and Wang Qingchen
Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Science (Academia Sinica)
Laboratory of Lithosphere Tectonic Evolution
P.O. Box 9825
Modern geothermobarometric methods are applied to rocks of various lithologies from the ultrahigh pressure metamorphic terrain of the Dabie Shan to decipher their P-T evolution. The corresponding evolutionary P-T paths should help to derive a geodynamic scenario for the collision of the Yangtze and Sino-Korean cratons in Triassic times.
DFG – MA1160/18
WANG Q. & MASSONNE H.-J. (2000): Fluids released from exhuming „dry“ eclogites, Dabie Shan, China. - Ext. Abstract, 31st Int. Geol. Congr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 pp. (on CD, search for Wang).
LI Q., LI S., ZHOU H., LI H., HONG J., WANG Q. & MASSONNE H.-J. (2002): Rutile U-Pb age for the ultrahigh pressure eclogite from the Dabie Mountains, central China: Evidence for rapid cooling. - Chin. Sci. Bull. 47, 62-65.
LI Q., LI S., ZHENG Y.-F., LI H., MASSONNE H.-J. & WANG Q. (2003): A high precision U-Pb age of metamorphic rutile in coesite-bearing eclogite from the Dabie Mountains in central China: A new constraint on the cooling history. - Chem. Geol. 200, 255-265.
Dr. Yan Liu
Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
Baiwangzhuang Road 26
Various metamorphic and igneous rocks of the central and eastern Tibetan Himalaya were studied so far using the electron microprobe, XRF, ICP-MS and other analytical techniques. The target is to contribute to the understanding of the evolution of the Himalayas as the result of the collision of the Indian and Asian plates.
DAAD (Stipend for Dr. Liu, Ref 423: A/01/01168)
LIU Y., BERNER Z., MASSONNE H.-J., XIAO X. (2004): Geology of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis. - Ext. Abstr., 19th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet Workshop, Nisedo, Japan, 197-198.
LIU Y., SIEBEL W., MASSONNE H.-J., XIAO X. (2004): Tectonic evolution of the central Higher Himalayan Crystallines in the Kharta area, southern Tibet: New constraints from geochronological data. - Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68, Suppl. S, A621.
LIU Y., SIEBEL W., MASSONNE H.-J., XIAO X. (2004): Geochronological and geochemical constraints on the tectonic evolution of the central Higher Himalayan Crystallines in the Kharta area, southern Tibet. - 32nd Int. Geol. Congress, Florence, Italy, Abstr. Vol., 584.
Prof. Yong-Feng Zhu
School of Earth and Space Sciences
Ultrahigh pressure metamorphic rocks of the Sulu terrain, eastern China, are studied in detail mainly with the electron microprobe. A major target is to elucidate the geodynamic scenario that caused the formation of the ultrahigh pressure metamorphic rocks by the collision of the Yangtze and Sino-Korean cratons.
DAAD (Stipend for Y.-F. Zhu, Ref 423: A/04/12969)
ZHU, Y.-F., MassonnE, H.-J., THEYE, T., & XU, Z.-Q. (2005): Eclogites from the CCSD - different P-T paths as indication for a subduction channel environment. - Mitt. Österr. Miner. Ges. 150, 178.
ZHU Y.-F., Massonne H.-J., THEYE T. & XU Z.-Q.: Eclogites from the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling Borehole, their petrology and different P-T evolutions. - Island Arc, submitted.
ZHU Y.-F. & Massonne H.-J.: Petrology of low-temperature, ultrahigh pressure marbles and adjacent eclogites near Sanqinge, Sulu terrane, eastern China. - Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, submitted.
Prof. Dr. Wali Shah Faryad
Charles University Prague
Institute of Petrolgy and Structural Geology
128 43 Prague 2
Metamorphic rocks from the Czech side of the Saxonian Erzgebirge and the Sudetes are investigated to derive evolutionary P-T paths using modern techniques of geothermobarometry. These paths are the basis to improve the understanding of the development of the Variscan orogen in central Europe.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ismail Moustafa
Physical Concentration Department
Nuclear Materials Authority
P.O.Box 530 Al-Maadi
The minerals of the Egyptian black sands are studied in detail using an electron microprobe to better characterise this major economic mineral deposit.
Prof. Dr. Mahrous M. Abu El-Enen
Late Neoproterozoic metamorphic rocks outcropping in the eastern desert of Egypt are petrographically and geochronologically studied to better understand the collisional processes during the formation of the Panafrican orogen.
Dr. Olivier Vidal
Laboratoire de Géologie, UMR 8538
Ecole Normale Superieure
Rue de la Piscine, BP 53
38041 Grenoble Cedex 09
Assessment of thermodynamic properties of chlorite group minerals in the system FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O in order to derive theoretical phase relations and geothermobarometrical applications. For this purpose, high-pressure experiments were performed.
DAAD – Ref. 312 (PROCOPE)
DFG – TH387/3
THEYE, T., PARRA, T. & LATHE, C. (2003): Room temperature compressibility of clinochlore and chamosite. - Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 465-468.
PARRA, T., VIDAL, O. & THEYE, T. (2005): Experimental data on the Tschermak substitution on chlorite. - Am. Mineralogist 90, 359-370.
Dr. Ade Kadarusman
Research Center for Geotechnology
In several case study areas of the Indonesian archipelago high to ultrahigh pressure rocks such as eclogites are investigated. The P-T evolution of these rocks is studied. In addition, the timing of the corresponding geodynamic processes leading to the formation of high-pressure rocks is investigated. A conclusive scenario for the collision of the Indo-Australian and the Asian plates from Cretaceous times on should emerge from these studies.
KADARUSMAN A., MassonNE H.-J., Permana H. & Munasri (2005): Contrasting protoliths of Cretaceous metamorphic rocks from the Luk Ulo Accretionary Wedge Complex of Central Java, Indonesia. - Am. Geophys. Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Abstract T11B-0375 (on CD, search for Massone).
Prof. Dr. Lauro Morten
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geologico Ambientali
Universita' di Bologna
Piazza di Porta San Donato,1
The P-T evolution of Variscan metamorphic rocks from the Ulten Zone, southern Tyrol, will be elucidated using modern methods of geothermobarometry. The corresponding evolutionary paths should help to understand the geodynamics of this portion of the Variscan orogen in Carboniferous times.
Marco-Polo Program of Universita di Bologna
BRAGA R., MASSONNE H.-J., MORTEN L. (2006): Constraining the prograde P-T path using mineral inclusions in kyanite and garnet: an example from metapelites of the Ulten Zone gneiss (Northern Italy). - Geophys. Res. Abstr. 8, 02985.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed L. Bouybaouène
Departement des Sciences de la Terre
Faculté des Sciences
Université Mohammed V
Metamorphic rocks from the Rif Mountains, northern Morocco, are characterized using petrological methods. In particular, high-T granulite facies rocks are considered that have been buried to mantle depths. The results are interpreted as due to a counterclockwise P-T-path reaching T as high as 1000°C. In addition, low-T, high-P metamorphic sediments containing relics of the indicator mineral magnesiocarpholite are studied.
DFG - TH387/2
ALAMI, R., THEYE, T., GOFFÉ, B., & BOUYBAOUENE, M.L. (2001): Chemical zonation of the garnet from the Beni Bouzera granulites (Rif interne): establishment of an anti-clockwise metamorphic path. Geogaceta, 30, 11 - 14.
ALAMI, R., THEYE, T., GOFFÉ, B., BOUYBAOUENE, M.L. (2002): Anticlockwise metamorphic P-T evolution and garnet zoning in granulite from Beni Bousera (internal Rif mountains, Morocco). - Sixth International Conference on Geology of the Arab World(GAW-6), Cairo (Egypt).
BOUYBAOUENE, M.L., THEYE, T. & GOFFE, B. (2003): Exolution de SiO2 dans les clinopyroxenes des granulites basiques de haute pression de l’unité Beni Bousera (Rif – Maroc). - Abstract colloque "Magmatisme, Métamorphisme et Minéralisations associés", 3MA Casablanca (Maroc).
BOUYBAOUENE, M.L., ALAMI, R., THEYE, T. & GOFFE, B. (2003): Zonation des grenats des unités granulitiques de Beni Bousera (Rif interne, Maroc): témoin d’une évolution métamorphique antihoraire. - Abstract colloque "Magmatisme Métamorphisme et Minéralisations associés", 3MA Casablanca (Maroc).
BOUYBAOUENE, M.L., ALAMI, R., THEYE, Th., MASSONNE, H.-J., GOFFE, B. & JANOTS, E. (2005): Nouvelle datation sur des thorites dans les granulites de Beni Bousera ( Rif interne): implication dans l'évolution PT du métamorphisme Alpin. - 4eme Colloque international 3MA Agadir ( Maroc).
Thet Tin Nyunt
Department of Geology
University of Yangon 11041,
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The famous jade deposits of Burma (Myanmar) are studied in regard of their evolution along major strike-slip zones. Special attention is paid to garnet-bearing metapelites close to the jade deposits to determine P-T evolutionary paths to quantify the depth level of jade formation.
Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung
Prof. Dr. Sobhi Y. Nasir
Department of Earth Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
Young alkali dominated igneous rocks in the region of the Arabian plate are studied petrographically and geochemically. Special attention is paid to the xenolith/xenocryst in these igneous rocks also to characterise the mantle below the corresponding occurrences.
DAAD (Stipend for Prof. Nasir, Ref. 425: A/02/00625)
Dr. Gavril Sabau
Institutul Geologic al Romaniei
1 Caransebes st.
RO-78344 Bucharest 32
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Palaeozoic high-pressure rocks such as eclogites from the southern Carpathians are petrologically and geochemically investigated. The study should contribute to the reconstruction of widely unknown collisional processes of the Balkans in Palaeozoic times.
Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung (RUM/1024163)
Prof. Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Safarjalani
Department of Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture
Damascus, P.O.Box: 30621-Syria.
Xenoliths occurring in Syrian alkali-basalts are studied to characterise the lower crust below these occurrences.
DAAD (Stipend for Dr. A. Al Safarjalani)
Prof. Dr. Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya and Prof. Dr. H.W. Green
Earth Sciences Department, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California at Riverside
Riverside CA 92521
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The determination of conditions for the formation of diamonds and other ultrahigh pressure minerals in rocks of crustal affinity is the major task of the co-operation. For this purpose, experiments in multi-anvil apparatus are undertaken. In addition, natural occurrences of corresponding rocks in various case study areas (Saxonian Erzgebirge, Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan) are investigated.
DFG (Project No. MA1160/19)
MASSONNE H.-J., DOBRZHINETSKAYA L. & GREEN H.W. II (2000): Quartz - K-feldspar intergrowths enclosed in eclogitic garnet and omphacite. Are they pseudomorphs after coesite? - Ext. Abstract, 31st Int. Geol. Congr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4 pp. (on CD, search for Massone)
DOBRZHINETSKAYA L., GREEN H.W. II, MASSONNE H.-J. & SCHWEINEHAGE, R. (2000): Silica precipitates in omphacite from eclogite at Alpe Arami, Switzerland: Evidence of deep subduction. - EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 81, 48, Suppl.: F1261.
DOBRZHINETSKAYA L., GREEN H.W. II, MASSONNE H.-J. & Stöckhert B. (2001): Origin of microdiamonds from ultra-high-pressure terranes. – Eleventh Ann. V.M. Goldschmidt Conf., Hot Springs, Virginia, USA 2001, Abstr. No. 3305 (on CD).
Dobrzhinetskaya L.F., Schweinehage R., Massonne H.-J. & Green H.W. II (2002): Silica precipitates in omphacite from eclogite at Alpe Arami, Switzerland: Evidence of deep subduction. - J. metamorphic Geol. 20, 481-492.
DOBRZHINETSKAYA L.F., GREEN H.W., WESHLER M., DARUS M., WANG Y.-C., MASSONNE H.-J. & STÖCKHERT B. (2003): Focused ion beam technique and transmission electron microscope studies of microdiamonds from the Saxonian Erzgebirge, Germany. - Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 210, 399-410.
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