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Granites - Archaean to present
Co-Convener: Michael Brown 
 / Tue, 29 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Tue, 29 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Granitoids are the dominant component of the continental crust. This session examines all aspects of granite petrology and geochemistry: the formation and extraction of melts; the processes that control the evolution from melt to granite; the emplacement, cooling and textural development of granites; the ore systems associated. Contributions from the fields of experimental petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy, field studies, etc. are welcome in this session. A particular focus of this session is the long term evolution of granitic magmatism, from the past to the present.