Isotopic variation for traditional elements (H, C, N, O and S) has been widely used in the past 40 years in Earth and planetary sciences to study many processes with an emphasis on environments where fluids are present (e.g., Valley and Cole 2011). More recent developments have allowed high-precision measurements of isotope ratios of what has been called non-traditional elements (i.e., Mg, Si, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mo), which are usually less fractionated than traditional elements by at least an order of magnitude (see this volume). These non-traditional stable isotopes can give insights on processes where fluids are not present...

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