Mafic and granodioritic magmas mingled to produce a swarm of microdiorite enclaves in the granodiorite. The enclaves and rare hornfels inclusions were carried upward in an oval-shaped pipe, 30 m long and 15 m wide, probably as a gas-driven mass to a point where an H2O-rich, superheated felsic melt intruded the pipe and the enclave mass, and upon abrupt undercooling, deposited orbicular shells of tangentially oriented microcrystals of sodic plagioclase, quartz, K-feldspar, and biotite on 20% of the enclaves and inclusions now located only against the north margin of the pipe. The mass of orbicular and nonorbicular enclaves was then injected by a quartz monzodiorite magma that now comprises the matrix among the enclaves.
- Received 11 January 2011.
- Revision received 2 June 2011.
- Accepted 3 June 2011.
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