Silicate melt inclusions in the new millennium: a review of recommended practices for preparation, analysis, and data presentation

E.f. Rose-koga, A.-s. Bouvier, G.a. Gaetani, P.j. Wallace, C.m. Allison, J.a. Andrys, C.a. Angeles De La Torre, A. Barth, R.j. Bodnar, A.j.j. Bracco Gartner, D. Butters, A. Castillejo, B. Chilson-parks, B.r. Choudhary, N. Cluzel, E. Cottrell, A. Daly, L.v. Danyushevsky, C.l. Devitre, M.j. DrignonL. France, M. Gaborieau, M.o. Garcia, E. Gatti, F.s. Genske, M.e. Hartley, E.c. Hughes, A.a. Iveson, E.r. Johnson, T. Kagoshima, Y. Katzir, M. Kawaguchi, T. Kawamoto, K.a. Kelley, J.m. Koornneef, M.d. Kurz, M. Laubier, G.d. Layne, A. Lerner, K.-y. Lin, P.-p. Liu, A. Lorenzo-merino, N. Luciani, N. Magalhães, H.r. Marschall, P.j. Michael, B.d. Monteleone, L.r. Moore, Y. Moussallam, M. Muth, M.l. Myers, D.f. Narváez, O. Navon, M.e. Newcombe, A.r.l. Nichols, R.l. Nielsen, A. Pamukcu, T. Plank, D.j. Rasmussen, J. Roberge, F. Schiavi, D. Schwartz, K. Shimizu, K. Shimizu, N. Shimizu, J.b. Thomas, G.t. Thompson, J.m. Tucker, G. Ustunisik, C. Waelkens, T. Zhou

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Mineral-hosted melt inclusions have become an important source of information on magmatic processes. As the number of melt inclusion studies increases, so does the need to establish recommended practice guidelines for collecting and reporting melt inclusion data. These guidelines are intended to ensure certain quality criteria are met and to achieve consistency among published melt inclusion data in order to maximize their utility in the future. Indeed, with the improvement of analytical techniques, new processes affecting melt inclusions are identified. It is thus critical to be able to reprocess any previously published data, such that reporting the raw data is one of the first “recommended practices” for authors and a publication-criteria that reviewers should be sensitive to. Our guidelines start with melt inclusion selection, which is a critical first step, and then continue on to melt inclusion preparation and analysis, covering the entire field of methods applicable to melt inclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number120145
JournalChemical Geology
Early online date5 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2021


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