Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Ague, J.J., 2014, Fluid Flow in the Deep Crust. In Treatise on Geochemistry (eds. H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian), 2nd Edition, vol 4, Elsevier, Oxford, p. 203-247.

Emmanuel, S., Ague, J.J., and Walderhaug, O., 2011, Models and measurements of porosity and permeability evolution in a sandstone formation, in Bundschuh, J., ed., Geochemical and biogeochemical modeling in low- and high-temperature aquifers, CRC Press, Balkema, p. 235-252.

Philpotts, A.R., and Ague, J. J., 2009, Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, 2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 667 p. Follow this link for more information

Ague, J. J., 2003, Fluid flow in the deep crust, in Rudnick, R. L. editor; Holland, H. D. and Turekian, K. K., Editors-in-Chief, Treatise on Geochemisty, v. 3, The Crust: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p 195-228. PDF

Ague, J. J., 2000, Earth Forces, in Deford, D., editor, Flesh and Stone: Stony Creek and the age of Granite: Stony Creek, Leetes Island Books, p. 8-15. This book was produced as part of an official White House Millennium Project.

Selected Papers Since 2000

Ague, J.J. and Axler, J.A., 2016, Interface coupled dissolution-reprecipitation in garnet from subducted granulites and ultrahigh-pressure rocks revealed by phosphorous, sodium, and titanium zonation: American Mineralogist, v. 101, p. 1696-1699.

Wang, X., Planavsky, N., Reinhard, C.T., Zou, H., Ague, J.J., Wu, Y., Gill, B.C., Schwarzenbach, E.M., and Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., 2016, Chromium isotope effects associated with subduction-related metamorphism, black shale weathering, and hydrothermal alteration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: Chemical Geology, v. 423, p. 19-33.

Piccoli, F., Vitale Brovarone, A., Beyssac, O., Martinez, I., Ague, J.J., and Chaduteau, C., 2016, Carbonation by fluid-rock interactions at high-pressure conditions: Implications for carbon cycling in subduction zones: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 445, p. 146-159.

Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Axler, J.A., and Tian, M., 2016, Taconian retrograde eclogite from northwest Connecticut, USA, and its petrotectonic implications: Lithos, v. 240, p. 276-294.  [Invited research article].

Axler, J.A., and Ague, J.J., 2015, Oriented multiphase needles in garnet from ultrahigh-temperature granulites, Connecticut, USA: American Mineralogist, v. 100, p. 2254-2271.

Chu, X. and Ague, J.J., 2015, Analysis of experimental data on divalent cation diffusion kinetics in aluminosilicate garnets with application to timescales of peak Barrovian metamorphism, Scotland: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 170, DOI 10.1007/s00410-015-1175-y.

Hyndman, R.D., McCrory, P.A., Wech, A., Kao, H., and Ague, J.J., 2015, Cascadia Subducting Plate Fluids Channelled to Forearc Mantle Corner: ETS and Silica Deposition: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 120, p. 4344-4358.

Axler, J.A., and Ague, J.J., 2015, Exsolution halos of rutile or apatite surrounding ruptured inclusions in garnet from UHT and UHP rocks: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 33, p. 829-848.

Ague, J.J., 2014, Subduction goes organic: Nature Geoscience, v. 7, p. 860-861.

Ague, J.J., and Nicolescu, S., 2014, Carbon dioxide released from subduction zones by fluid-mediated reactions: Nature Geoscience, v. 7, p. 355-360.

Tian, M., and Ague, J.J., 2014, The impact of porosity waves on crustal reaction progress and CO2 mass transfer: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 390, p. 80-92.

Ague, J.J., and Carlson, W.D., 2013, Metamorphism as Garnet Sees It: The kinetics of nucleation and growth, equilibration, and diffusional relaxation: Elements, v. 9, p. 439-445.

Baxter, E.F, Caddick, M.J., and Ague, J.J., 2013, Garnet: Common mineral, uncommonly useful: Elements, v. 9, p. 415-419.

Chu, X., and Ague, J.J., 2013, Phase equilibria for graphitic metapelite including solution of CO2 in cordierite and melt: implications for dehydration, partial melting, and graphite precipitation: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 31, p. 843-862.

Cooke, C.A., Hintelmann, H., Ague, J.J., Burger, R., Biester, H., Sachs, J.P., and Engstrom, D.R., 2013, Use and legacy of mercury in the Andes: Environmental Science and Technology, v.47, 4181-4188. Link

Ague, J.J., Eckert, J.O., Jr., Chu, X., Baxter, E.F., and Chamberlain, C.P., 2013, Discovery of ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Acadian orogen, Connecticut, USA: Geology, v. 41, p. 271-274. Link

Vorhies, S.H., Ague, J.J., and Schmitt, A.K., 2013, Zircon growth and recrystallization during progressive metamorphism, Barrovian zones, Scotland: American Mineralogist, v. 98, p. 219-230. Link

Pickering, J., Ague, J.J., Rath, K.A., Heiser, D.M., and Sirch, J.N., 2012, Museum-based Teacher Professional Development: Peabody Fellows in Earth Science: Journal of Geological Education, v. 60, p. 337–349.

Ague, J.J., and Eckert, J.O., Jr., 2012, Precipitation of rutile and ilmenite needles in garnet: Implications for extreme metamorphic conditions in the Acadian Orogen, USA: American Mineralogist, v. 97, p. 840-855. Link

Vorhies, S.H., and Ague, J.J., 2011, Pressure-temperature evolution of the Barrovian zones, Scotland: Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 168, p. 1147-1166. PDF

Emmanuel, S., and Ague, J.J., 2011, Impact of nano-size weathering products on the dissolution rates of primary minerals: Chemical Geology, v. 282, p. 11-18.

Ague, J.J., 2011, Extreme channelization of fluid and the problem of element mobility during Barrovian metamorphism: American Mineralogist, v. 96, p. 333-352. PDF

Qiu, L., Rudnick, R.L., Ague, J.J., and McDonough, W.F., 2011, A Li isotopic study of sub-greenschist to greenschist facies metamorphism in an accretionary prism, New Zealand: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 310, 213-221. PDF

Lyubetskaya, T., and Ague, J.J., 2010, Modeling metamorphism in collisional orogens intruded by magmas: I. Thermal evolution: American Journal of Science, v. 310, p. 427-458. PDF

Lyubetskaya, T., and Ague, J.J., 2010, Modeling metamorphism in collisional orogens intruded by magmas: II. Fluid flow and implications for Barrovian and Buchan metamorphism, Scotland: American Journal of Science, v. 310, p. 459-491. PDF

Emmanuel, S. Ague, J.J., and Walderhaug, O., 2010, Evolution of pore size distributions during quartz precipitation in sandstone and the impact of interfacial energy on reaction kinetics: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74, p. 3539-52. PDF

Bucholz, C.E. and Ague, J.J., 2010, Fluid flow and Al transport during quartz-kyanite vein formation, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 28, p. 19-39. PDF

Lyubetskaya, T., and Ague, J.J., 2009, Effect of metamorphic reactions on thermal evolution in collisional orogens: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 27, p. 579-600. PDF

Lyubetskaya, T., and Ague, J.J., 2009, Modeling the magnitudes and directions of regional metamorphic fluid flow in collisional orogens, Journal of Petrology, v. 50, p. 1505-31. doi:10.1093/petrology/egp039. See also erratum published in v. 50, p. 2375. PDF

Emmanuel, S., and Ague, J.J., 2009, Modeling the impact of nano-pores on mineralization in sedimentary rocks: Water Resources Research, v. 45, W04406, doi:10.1029/2008WR007170. PDF

Lancaster, P.J., Baxter, E.F., Ague, J.J., Breeding, C.M., and Owens, T.L., 2008, Synchronous peak Barrovian metamorphism driven by syn-orogenic magmatism and fluid flow in southern Connecticut, USA: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, p. 527-538. PDF

Carson, C.J., and Ague, J.J., 2008, Early-Palaeozoic metasomatism of the Archaean Napier Complex, East Antarctica: Geological Society of London, Special Publications 2008, v. 308, p. 283-316. PDF

Ague, J.J., and Baxter, E.F., 2007, Brief thermal pulses during mountain building recorded by Sr diffusion in apatite and multicomponent diffusion in garnet: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 261, p. 500-516. PDF

Emmanuel, S., and Ague, J.J., 2007, Implications of present-day abiogenic methane fluxes for the early Archean atmosphere: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34, L15810, doi:10.1029/2007GL030532. PDF

Wilbur, D.E., and Ague, J.J., 2007, Chemical disequilibrium during garnet growth: Monte Carlo simulations of natural crystal morphologies, Reply: Geology, doi:10.1130/G23787Y.1, p. e125. PDF

Ague, J.J., 2007, Models of permeability contrasts in subduction zone melange: Implications for gradients in fluid fluxes, Syros and Tinos Islands, Greece: Chemical Geology, v. 239, p. 217-227. PDF

Wilbur, D.E., and Ague, J.J., 2006, Chemical disequilibrium during garnet growth: Monte Carlo simulations of natural crystal morphologies: Geology, v. 34, p. 689-692. PDF

Masters, R.L., and Ague, J.J., 2005, Regional-scale fluid flow and element mobility in Barrow’s metamorphic zones, Stonehaven, Scotland: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 150, p. 1-18. PDF

Ague, J.J., 2005, Deep crustal metamorphism of south-central Connecticut, in Skinner, B.J., and Philpotts, A.R., eds., New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 97th, trip A-5, p. 107-119.

Breeding, C. M., Ague, J. J., and Broecker, M., 2004, Fluid-metasedimentary rock interactions in subduction zone melange: Implications for the chemical composition of arc magmas: Geology, v. 32, p. 1041-44. PDF

Fassoulas, C., Rahl, J. M., Ague, J. J., and Henderson, K., 2004, Patterns and conditions of deformation in the Plattenkalk nappe, Crete, Greece: A preliminary study: Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, v. XXXVI/4, p. 1626-35.

Breeding, C. M., Ague, J. J., Grove, M., and Rupke, A. L., 2004, Isotopic and chemical alteration of zircon by metamorphic fluids: U-Pb age depth-profiling of zircon crystals from Barrow’s garnet zone, northeast Scotland: American Mineralogist, v. 89, p. 1067-77. PDF

Bolton, E. W., Rye, D. M., Ague, J. J., and Luttge, A., 2004, Modeling contact metamorphism of siliceous dolomite via kinetic control of overall reactions, in Wanty, R. B., and Seal, R. R., II, editors, Water-Rock Interaction (Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction): London, Balkema (a member of Taylor and Francis Group plc), v. 11, p. 269-272.

Ague, J. J., 2003, Fluid infiltration and transport of major, minor, and trace elements during regional metamorphism of carbonate rocks, Wepawaug Schist, Connecticut, USA: American Journal of Science, v. 303, p. 753-816. PDF

Breeding, C. M., Ague, J. J., Broecker, M., and Bolton, E. W., 2003, Blueschist preservation in a retrograded, high-pressure, low-temperature metamorphic terrane, Tinos, Greece: Implications for fluid flow paths in subduction zones: Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, v. 4, 9002, doi:10.1029/2002GC000380, 11 p. PDF

Breeding, C. M., and Ague, J. J., 2002, Slab-derived fluids and quartz-vein formation in an accretionary prism, Otago Schist, New Zealand: Geology, v. 30, p. 499-502. PDF

Carson, C. J., Ague, J. J., and Coath, C. D., 2002, U-Pb geochronology from Tonagh Island, East Antarctica: implications for the timing of ultra-high temperature metamorphism of the Napier Complex: Precambrian Research, v. 116, p. 237-263. PDF

Carson C. J., Ague J. J., Grove M., Coath C. D., and Harrison T. M., 2002, U-Pb isotopic behaviour of zircon during upper-amphibolite facies fluid infiltration in the Napier Complex, east Antarctica: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 199, p. 287-310. PDF

Ague, J. J., 2002, Gradients in fluid composition across metacarbonate layers of the Wepawaug Schist, Connecticut, USA: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 143, p. 38-55. PDF

Baxter, E. F., Ague, J. J., and DePaolo, D. J., 2002, Prograde temperature-time evolution in the Barrovian type-locality constrained by Sm/Nd garnet ages from Glen Clova, Scotland: Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 159, p. 71-82. Note: First author Baxter (Yale, ‘95) won the Journal of the Geological Society of London’s “Young author of the Year” award for this paper in 2002. PDF

Ague, J. J., Baxter, E. F., and Eckert, J. O., Jr., 2001, High fO2 during sillimanite zone metamorphism of part of the Barrovian type locality, Scotland: Journal of Petrology, v. 42, p. 1301-20.

Ague, J. J., 2000, Release of CO2 from carbonate rocks during regional metamorphism of lithologically heterogeneous crust: Geology, v. 28, p. 1123-26. PDF

Masters, R. L., Ague, J. J., and Rye, D. M., 2000, An oxygen and carbon isotopic study of multiple episodes of fluid flow in the Dalradian and Highland Border Complex, Stonehaven, Scotland: Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 157, p. 367-379. PDF

Twenty Selected pre-2000 Papers

Ague, J. J., and Rye, D. M., 1999, Simple models of CO2 release from metacarbonates with implications for interpretation of directions and magnitudes of fluid flow in the deep crust: Journal of Petrology, v. 40, p. 1443-62. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1998, Simple models of coupled fluid infiltration and redox reactions in the crust: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 132, p. 180-197.

Poggi, S. H., Skinner, H. C. W., Ague, J. J., and Carter, D., 1998, Using scanning electron microscopy to study mineral deposits in breast tissues: American Mineralogist, v. 83, p. 1122-26.

Ague, J. J., Park, J., and Rye, D. M., 1998, Regional metamorphic dehydration and seismic hazard: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 25, p. 4221-24. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1997, Thermodynamic calculation of emplacement pressures for batholithic rocks, California: Implications for the aluminum-in-hornblende barometer: Geology, v. 25, p. 563-566. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1997, Crustal mass transfer and index mineral growth in Barrow’s garnet zone, Northeast Scotland: Geology, v. 25, p. 73-76. PDF

Ague, J. J. and van Haren, J. L. M., 1996, Assessing metasomatic mass and volume changes using the bootstrap, with application to deep-crustal hydrothermal alteration of marble: Economic Geology, v. 91, p. 1169-82. PDF

Van Haren, J. L. M., Ague, J. J., and Rye, D. M., 1996, Oxygen isotope record of fluid infiltration and mass transfer during regional metamorphism of pelitic schist, south–central Connecticut, USA: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 60, p. 3487 - 3504. PDF

Ague, J. J. and Brandon, M. T., 1996, Regional tilt of the Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington, determined using Al-in-hornblende barometry: Implications for northward translation of Baja British Columbia. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 108, p. 471-488. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1995, Deep crustal growth of quartz, kyanite, and garnet into large aperture, fluid-filled fractures, north-eastern Connecticut, USA: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 13, p. 299-314. PDF

Ague, J.J., 1995, Mass transfer during Barrovian Metamorphism of Pelites, south-central Connecticut-Reply. American Journal of Science, v. 295, p. 1025-33.

Ague, J. J., 1994, Mass transfer during Barrovian Metamorphism of Pelites, south-central Connecticut, I: Evidence for composition and volume change: American Journal of Science, v. 294, p. 989 - 1057. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1994, Mass transfer during Barrovian Metamorphism of Pelites, south-central Connecticut, II: Channelized fluid flow and the growth of staurolite and kyanite: American Journal of Science, v. 294, p. 1061 - 1134. PDF

Ague, J. J. and Brandon, M. T., 1992, Tilt and northward offset of Cordilleran batholiths resolved using igneous barometry: Nature, v. 360, p. 146-149. PDF

Ague, J. J., 1991, Evidence for major mass transfer and volume strain during regional metamorphism of pelites: Geology, v. 19, p. 855-858. PDF

Ague, J. J. and Brimhall, G. H., 1989, Geochemical modelling of steady-state fluid flow and chemical reaction during supergene enrichment of porphyry copper deposits: Economic Geology, v. 84, p. 506-528. PDF

Brimhall, G. H., Lewis, C. J., Ague, J. J., Dietrich, W. E., Hampel, J., Teague, T., and Rix, P.,1988, Metal enrichment in bauxites by deposition of chemically mature aeolian dust: Nature, v. 333, p. 819-824. PDF

Ague, J. J. and Brimhall, G. H., 1988, Magmatic arc asymmetry and distribution of Anomalous plutonic belts in the batholiths of California: Effects of assimilation, cratonal thickness and depth of crystallization: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 100, p. 912-927. Click here for map of depth of crystallization computed from crystallization pressures, Sierra Nevada and Penisular Ranges batholiths. /sites/default/files/files/Ague/ague_brimhall_2_gsab88.pdfPDF

Ague, J. J. and Brimhall, G. H., 1988, Regional variations in bulk chemistry, mineralogy and the compositions of mafic and accessory minerals in the batholiths of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 100, p. 891-911. PDF

Ague, J. J. and Brimhall, G. H., 1987, Granites in the batholiths of California: Products of local assimilation and regional scale crustal contamination: Geology, v. 15, p. 63-66.