Carbonate Melts and Carbonatites

  title={Carbonate Melts and Carbonatites},
  author={A. P. Jones},
  • A. P. Jones
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Computer Science
  • Carbonatites are familiar to students of petrology as rare igneous rocks formed predominantly of carbonate, whose only modern expression is a single active volcano that erupts strongly alkaline carbonate lavas with no direct match in Earth’s geological record (see Lengai movie in the electronic version of this chapter or on the MSA RiMG website). Based on their Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic data, stable isotopic compositions, noble gases, and experimental phase equilibria, they are derived from the mantle… CONTINUE READING
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