Cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy is a technique commonly applied to the study of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, but over the past several decades, has also proven valuable in advancing the understanding of the dynamics of crystallization, cooling histories and post-magmatic alteration in igneous rocks (Finch & Walker 1991, Finch & Klein 1999, Müller et al. 2003). Cathodoluminescence microscopy allows for features to be seen that are invisible by optical microscopy and back-scattered electron imaging (Fig. 1). The technique aids in the identification of minerals and can reveal textures that result from mineral-fluid interaction. One...

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