When magmas erupt at the surface, they may have undergone many changes since their inception. While olivine drives some of these changes through crystallization and fractionation, it also records the magma evolution via mineral chemistry and by trapping mineral and melt inclusions. Olivine is an effective recorder of intensive parameters, such as temperature and melt composition, and provides an outstanding petrological tool for constraining dynamic processes, such as ascent, mixing, and cooling. Olivine sheds light on magmatic puzzles that involve both mafic and more evolved magmas, with protracted and complex magmatic histories that often obscure earlier and deeper processes. This contribution summarizes the current state of how olivine helps reconstruct source-to-surface magma assembly through its chemistry, inclusions, and textures.

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