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EMC – 2016

11/09/2016 - 15/09/2016

Dear Colleagues, on behalf of the organizing committee and of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP), the host organization, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd European Mineralogical Conference, emc2016 “Minerals, fluids and rocks: alphabet and words of planet Earth”, to be held between the 11th and 15th of September 2016 at the Palacongressi of Rimini, Italy! The starting idea behind a joint conference amongst the European mineralogical societies was “to foster exchange of new research results between the European countries”.

Abstracts submission and registrations are now open! (download flyer)

Come and see our session P13 Inclusions in minerals as record of geological processes: new analysis methods and application

Matteo Alvaro, Silvio Ferrero and Ross Angel (contact: matteo.alvaro@unipv.it)

Protected by their host minerals which act as “pressure vessels” that prevent post-formation alteration, inclusions yield a wealth of information on geological processes that otherwise would remain invisible at the whole rock scale. Both hosts and inclusions have the capability to record pressure and temperatures of encapsulation, mantle metasomatic processes, magma genesis, mineral solubility, mineral growth, redox processes and mass and heat transfer. The correct interpretation of the geological record preserved in the inclusions – whether they are mineral, poly-phase, melt or fluid inclusions- requires careful microstructural and microchemical investigation of both inclusion and host. Recent methodological and technical advances, in particular in the analysis of solid and melt inclusions, have resulted in new ways of extracting this information. This session will be devoted to a presentation and discussion of new and revised methodologies for the measurement, analysis and geological interpretation of mineral, fluid and melt inclusions. Contributions describing (1) theoretical analysis of host-inclusion systems, (2) methodological advances in inclusion characterization, (3) microstructural studies of fluid, melt and poly-phase inclusions and their hosts in natural rocks, are all welcome.


Our session is also complemented with a one-day workshop on host inclusions systems and their use for geobarometric purposes (visit workshop page).


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