The widespread occurrence of epidote minerals in metamorphic and igneous rocks as well as in many ore deposit types makes it a promising candidate for fluid inclusion studies. Apart from high- to very high-temperature and low- to intermediate-pressure conditions, epidote minerals are stable over a wide range of pressure and temperature in the continental and oceanic crust (e.g., Poli and Schmidt 1998). Yet fluid inclusion studies on epidote minerals are surprisingly scarce, even in fluid-saturated environments like certain vein-type deposits or hydrothermal-volcanic vugs and druses. For example, epidote minerals are not mentioned in the subject index of Roedder’s (1984)...

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