Adapted from: Lowenstern, J.B.(1995) Applications of silicate melt inclusions to the study of magmatic volatiles. In: Thompson, J.F.H. (ed.) Magmas, Fluid and Ore Deposits. Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course 23, 71-99.
This article is adapted from Chapter 4 of Volume 23 of the Geological Association of Canada/ Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC/MAC) Short Course Series. For more information, please refer to: Lowenstern (1995)
Table 1: Data obtainable and not obtainable from silicate-melt inclusions.
Table 2: Volatile concentrations in a variety of recently studied silicic magmas, as determined by analysis of silicate MI.
Table 3. Summary of recent studies of volatile concentrations and saturation pressures in unleaked MI from high-silica rhyolites.
Figure 1. Melt inclusions in quartz.
Figure 2. Growth forms of crystals that trap MI.
Figure 3. Hourglass inclusions.
Figure 4. PT behavior of MI.
Figure 5. Homogenization of an MI.
Figure 6. Decrepitation of an MI.
Figure 7. Crystallization of an MI.
Figure 8. H2O vs. CO2 for a group of MI from the Pine Grove system, UT.
Figure 9. Features within a vapor bubble.
Other Photos of Melt Inclusions. Cool Pics!