• Publikationen 2015
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Wilke FDH, O'Brien PJ, Schmidt A, Ziemann MA (2015) Subduction, peak and multistage exhumation metamorphism: traces from one coesite-bearing eclogite, Tso Morari, western Himalaya. Lithos, 231, 77-91

Ferrero, S., Wunder, B., Walczak, K., O'Brien, P.J., Ziemann, M.A. (2015): Preserved near-UHP melt from continental crust subducted to mantle depths. Geology, 43, 447-450 

Schmidt, A., Pourteau, A., Candan, O., Oberhansli, R. (2015): Lu-Hf geochronology on cm-sized garnets using microsampling: New constraints on garnet growth rates and duration of metamorphism during continental collision (Menderes Massif, Turkey). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, 24-35 

Halama, R., Konrad-Schmolke, M. (2015) Retrograde metasomatic effects on phase assemblages in an interlayered blueschist-greenschist sequence (Coastal Cordillera, Chile). Lithos, 216, 31-47

Aygul, M., Okay, A.I., Oberhansli, R., Schmidt, A., Sudo, M. (2015) Late Cretaceous infant intra-oceanic arc volcanism, the Central Pontides, Turkey: Petrogenetic and tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 111, 312-327

Cesare, B., Acosta-Vigil, A., Bartoli, O., Ferreo, S. (2015): What can we learn from melt inclusions in migmatites and granulites? Lithos, 239, 186-216


A. P. Willner, A. Gerdes, H.-J. Massonne, A. Schmidt, M. Sudo, S. Thomson, G. Vujovich, (2010), The geodynamics of collision of a microplate (“Chilenia”) in Devonian times  deduced by the pressure-temperature-time evolution within part of a collisional belt (Guarguaráz Complex, W-Argentina), Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology (in press)

Wilke, F.D.H., O’Brien, P.J., Sobel, E.R., Stockli, D. (2010): Apatite fission track and (U-Th)/He ages from the Higher Himalayan Crystallines, Kaghan Valley, Pakistan: implications for an Eocene Plateau and Oligocene to Pliocene exhumation. International Journal of Earth Science (submitted in Feb 2010)

Konrad-Schmolke, M., O’Brien, P.J. and Zack, T. (2010): Fluid migration above a subducted slab – constraints on amount, pathways and major element mobility from partially overprinted eclogite-facies rocks (Sesia Zone, Western Alps). Journal of Petrology (accepted)

Wilke, F.D.H., O’Brien, P.J., Gerdes, A., Timmerman, M.J., Sudo, M., Khan M.A. (2010): The multistage exhumation history of the Kaghan Valley UHP series, NW Himalaya, Pakistan from U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar ages. European Journal of Mineralogy, DOI 10.1127/0935-1221/2010/0022-2051

Wilke, F.D.H., O’Brien, P.J., Altenberger, U., Konrad-Schmolke, M., Khan M.A. (2010): Multi-stage reaction history in different eclogite types from the Pakistan Himalaya and implications for exhumation processes. Lithos, 114, 70-85.


Konrad-Schmolke, M., O’Brien, P.J., De Capitani, C. and Carswell, D.A. (2008). Garnet growth at high- and ultra-high pressure conditions and the effect of element fractionation on mineral modes and composition. Lithos, DOI: 10.1610/j.lithos.2007.10.007

Konrad-Schmolke, M., Zack, T. and O’Brien, P.J. and Jacob, D. (2008). Major- and rare-earth-element modelling in garnet along eclogite P-T paths, examples from the Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272, pp. 488-498.

O’Brien, P.J. & Ziemann, M.A. (2008): Preservation of coesite in exhumed eclogite: insights from Raman mapping. European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 827-834

O’Brien, P.J. (2008): Challenges in high-pressure granulite metamorphism: reaction textures, compositional zoning, ages and tectonic interpretation with examples from the Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 235-251.


Konrad-Schmolke, M., O’Brien, P.J. & Heidelbach, F. (2007): Compositional re-equilibration of garnet: the importance of sub-grain boundaries. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 431-438


De Andrade, V., Vidal, O., Lewin, E., O’Brien, P.J. & Agard, P. (2006): Quantification of electron microprobe compositional maps of rock thin sections: an optimized method and examples. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24, 655-668. Konrad-Schmolke, M.; Handy, M.R.; Babist, J. & O’Brien, P.J. (2006): The Physico-Chemical Properties of a Subducted Slab from Garnet Zonation Patterns (Sesia Zone, Western Alps), Journal of Petrology, 47, 2123-2148

O’Brien, P.J. (2006): The age of deep, steep continental subduction in the NW Himalaya: relating zircon growth to metamorphic history. Comment and Reply. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 814-816.

Kröner, A., Wilde, S.A., Zhao, G.C., O’Brien, P.J., Sun, M., Liu, D.Y., Wan, Y.S., Liu, S.W., Guo, J.H. (2006): Zircon chronology and metamorphic evolution of mafic dykes in the Hengshan Complex of North China: evidence for late Proterozoic extension and subsequent high pressure metamorphism in the North China Craton. Precambrian Research, 146, 45-67

O’Brien, P.J. (2006) Type-locality granulites: high pressure rocks formed at eclogite-facies conditions. Mineralogy and Petrology, 86, 161-175.


Konrad-Schmolke, M., Handy, M.R., Babist, J. and O´Brien, P.J. (2005): Thermodynamic modelling of diffusion-controlled garnet growth. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 149, 181-195

O’Brien, P.J., Walte, N., Li, J.H.(2005): The petrology of two distinct granulite types in the Hengshan Mts, China, and tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 24, 615-627.