Igneous petrology is moving toward more and more powerful techniques applied at smaller and smaller length scales. Minerals and their inclusions record a wealth of information about the compositional, thermal, volatile, and pressure conditions experienced by magmas between their source regions and the surface. A host of different techniques can now provide us with data about pre-eruptive magma storage, mechanisms and rates of magma ascent, the nature and effects of volatile degassing, magma mingling and hybridization, and the time scales over which these processes occur. This RiMG volume is an impressive compilation of papers that review the fundamental tools of...

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