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Fluid inclusion geothermometry

January 1, 1977

Fluid inclusions trapped within crystals either during growth or at a later time provide many clues to the histories of rocks and ores. Estimates of fluid-inclusion homogenization temperature and density can be obtained using a petrographic microscope with thin sections, and they can be refined using heating and freezing stages. Fluid inclusion studies, used in conjunction with paragenetic studies, can provide direct data on the time and space variations of parameters such as temperature, pressure, density, and composition of fluids in geologic environments. Changes in these parameters directly affect the fugacity, composition, and pH of fluids, thus directly influencing localization of ore metals. ?? 1977 Ferdinand Enke Verlag Stuttgart.

Publication Year 1977
Title Fluid inclusion geothermometry
DOI 10.1007/BF01989561
Authors C.G. Cunningham
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geologische Rundschau
Index ID 70001002
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse