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Origins of compositional heterogeneity in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Baffin Island picrites

Yaxley, Gregory; Kamenetsky, Vadim S; Kaminska, M; Norman, Marc; Francis, Don

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The Baffin Island picrites are highly magnesian (< 22 wt% MgO) olivine tholeiites, erupted through felsic continental crust. Plots of most major and minor element oxides against MgO for the lavas define very tight trends consistent with modification of melts parental to the erupted suite by olivine fractionation or accumulation. However, melt inclusions trapped in primitive olivine phenocrysts in these lavas have much more diverse compositions. After correction for post-entrapment modification,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86478
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-004-0613-z

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