A simple technique is presented and its theory discussed whereby minerals with fluid inclusions are heated until the fluid escapes. The escape (decrepitation) is recorded by its audible rather than its visible effects. Several examples are described to illustrate various applications. Formation temperatures of primary and secondary inclusions, inversion points, and even data of use in depth of formation determinations may be obtained by this method.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.