Bursting the bubble of melt inclusions

American Mineralogist



Most silicate melt inclusions (MI) contain bubbles, whose significance has been alternately calculated, pondered, and ignored, but rarely if ever directly explored. Moore et al. (2015) analyze the bubbles, as well as their host glasses, and conclude that they often hold the preponderance of CO2 in the MI. Their findings entreat future researchers to account for the presence of bubbles in MI when calculating volatile budgets, saturation pressures, and eruptive flux.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Bursting the bubble of melt inclusions
Series title American Mineralogist
DOI 10.2138/am-2015-5254
Volume 100
Issue 4
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Mineralogical Society of America
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 672
Last page 673
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