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Liquidus temperatures of komatiites and the effect of cooling rate on element partitioning between olivine and komatiitic melt

Sossi, Paolo; O'Neill, Hugh St. C


Archean komatiites are the hottest magmas preserved on Earth and are thus unique probes of its thermal evolution. Estimating their eruption temperatures remains problematic, however, because the uppermost (A1, A2) zones of komatiite flows contain randomly oriented spinifex-textured olivines, indicative of rapid cooling and growth.

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Date published: 2016-05-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-016-1260-x


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