Behavior of trace elements during magmatic processes - A summary of theoretical models and their applications

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Progress in understanding the behavior of trace elements during the processes that produce igneous rocks has been made possible by the parallel development of theoretical models to describe that behavior and analytical techniques that permit precise measurement of trace-element concentrations in igneous rocks and minerals. The result of this progress is that trace-element studies may now be used to place strong limits on both the degree of partial melting or fractional crystallization involved in the production of a given magma and the identity and quantity of the residual phases. A summary of quantitative trace-element theory and partition coefficient data for igneous rocks is presented.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Behavior of trace elements during magmatic processes - A summary of theoretical models and their applications
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 4
Issue 1
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 7 p.
First page 41
Last page 47
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N