The natural occurrence of epidote minerals is widespread over a large variety of geological settings. Thus epidote minerals are part of numerous phase equilibria, which need to be evaluated to understand the geological processes in general. There are two principal approaches to evaluate phase equilibria in the deep earth. The first uses direct experimental investigations, while the second is by thermodynamic calculations and modeling. Performing and evaluating experiments is often a tedious procedure and by far not all systems can be studied at the required physical and chemical conditions, considering all of the possible variables. Therefore experimental investigations are in...

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