This chapter focuses on diffusion in non-silicate minerals that do not fall under any of the other chapter categories. This includes minerals that are not oxides (fluorite, sulfide minerals, diamond) and those, like the carbonates, that are not among the oxide minerals discussed in Chapter 17 of this volume (Van Orman and Crispin 2010). Although there are numerous minerals in these categories, limited diffusion data exist for many of them, so the primary phases that will be considered are carbonates, fluorite, diamond, and sulfide minerals.

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Carbonate minerals are major constituents of sediments and many sedimentary rocks. Fractionation of...

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