Fluid Inclusion Photomicrographs

fluid inclusions

Detailed Description

Photomicrographs of secondary fluid inclusions in apatite (A) and milky quartz (B–H) from Pea Ridge. A.–C. Saline liquid-rich inclusions. D. Hypersaline inclusion with halite, calcite, and hematite. E. Vapor-rich inclusion. F. Hypersaline inclusion with CO2. G. Vapor-rich inclusion with CO2. H. Inclusion assemblage with variable phase ratios. Similar inclusions are present in each alteration zone and within fragments in the REE-rich breccia pipes. From Hofstra and others, 2016, doi:10.2113/econgeo.111.8.1985.


Image Dimensions: 1280 x 1239

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Location Taken: MO, US