Host: Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences
In the footwall of the MCT at Dhankuta, Nepal, rim composition of tourmaline in ‘normal’ metapelites becomes higher in XMg and Ca/(Ca+Na), and lower in X-site vacancy (X[ ]) as the metamorphic grade increases.
Tourmaline in the tourmaline veins shows high X[ ] and constant XMg, and that at several cm away from the vein shows low X[ ] and varied XMg. This probably reflects the difference in water/rock ratio, where tourmaline formed under high water/rock ratio shows high X[ ]. Some of the abnormally tourmaline-rich metapelite show similar tourmaline composition, suggesting its formation through the fluid infiltration.