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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 (1996) 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.

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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 'spine 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 Type: Article
Keywords: FAMOUS; mid-ocean ridge basalts; inclusions; chrome spinel; experimental studies; olivine; trace elements; melts
Journal or Publication Title: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Page Range: pp. 479-486
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/0012-821X(96)00117-3
Additional Information: Definitive version is available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:11
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/294
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