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Crystal zoning as an archive for magma evolution

Catherine Ginibre, Gerhard Woerner and Andreas Kronz
Crystal zoning as an archive for magma evolution (in Frontiers in textural and microgeochemical analysis, Dougal A. Jerram (editor) and Jon P. Davidson (editor))
Elements (August 2007) 3 (4): 261-266

Abstract

Spatial compositional variations in magmatic minerals record chemical and physical changes in the magma from which they grew. Electron-beam techniques allow high-resolution imaging and quantitative analysis of this compositional archive for major, minor and some trace elements. In this way, magmatic processes such as crystallization, recharge in a magma chamber, decompression during ascent, and convection in the magma chamber can be identified and the history of magmatic systems prior to eruption reconstructed.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Crystal zoning as an archive for magma evolution
Title: Frontiers in textural and microgeochemical analysis
Author(s): Ginibre, CatherineWoerner, GerhardKronz, Andreas
Author(s): Jerram, Dougal A.editor
Author(s): Davidson, Jon P.editor
Affiliation: Universite de Geneve, Departement de Mineralogie, Geneva, Switzerland
Affiliation: Durham University, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom
Pages: 261-266
Published: 200708
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2008-024048
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum Goettingen, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200808
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