Effects of CO2 flushing on crystal textures and compositions: experimental evidence from recent K-trachybasalts erupted at Mt. Etna

@article{Giuffrida2017EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of CO2 flushing on crystal textures and compositions: experimental evidence from recent K-trachybasalts erupted at Mt. Etna},
  author={Marisa Giuffrida and François Holtz and Francesco Vetere and Marco Viccaro},
  journal={Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology},
  year={2017},
  volume={172},
  pages={1-18}
}
Changes in magmatic assemblages and crystal stability as a response of CO2-flushing in basaltic systems have rarely been directly addressed experimentally, making the role of CO2 in magma dynamics still controversial and object of scientific debate. We conducted a series of experiments to understand the response of magmas from Etna volcano to CO2 flushing. We performed a first experiment at 300 MPa to synthesize a starting material composed of crystals of some hundreds of µm and melt pools… 

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