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Methodology for the study of melt inclusions in Cr-spinel, and implications for parental melts of MORB from FAMOUS area

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Kamenetsky, VS, Methodology for the study of melt inclusions in Cr-spinel, and implications for parental melts of MORB from FAMOUS area, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 142, (3-4) pp. 479-486. ISSN 0012-821X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0012-821X(96)00117-3

Abstract

Melt inclusions trapped in Cr-spinel in mid-ocean ridge picrites (FAMOUS area, Atlantic Ocean) were studied using a heating stage and analyzed with both electron and ion microprobes. This new technique can provide information on the most primitive magma compositions, olivine-spinel-melt compositional relationships, crystallization temperature and geochemical diversity of parental melts. The study of melt inclusions in spinel can be applied to different high-Mg suites to show the effects of shallow level fractionation, mixing and contamination that usually affect the composition of volcanic rocks and glasses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Kamenetsky, VS (Professor Vadim Kamenetsky)
ID Code:8259
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2010-09-08
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