Special Issue "Mineral Chemistry of Granitoids: Constraints on Crystallization Conditions and Petrological Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 241
Interests: petrological aspects of igneous rocks, including whole rock geochemistry, mineral chemistry, geochronology and isotope geochemistry
Mineral chemistry is an important tool for estimating crystallization parameters (temperature, pressure and oxygen fugacity) during the petrological evolution of granitic magmas, since the chemistry and redox conditions of parental magma play an important role in the composition of granitoid minerals. In addition to information about the physicochemical conditions of the magma, the chemical signature of the primary ferromagnesian phases can provide information about the magma’s nature and its affinity with the different magmatic series. Recent work has used trace element signatures in accessory minerals to estimate the source and petrological evolution of granitic magmas. This approach provides a powerful tool for the chemical study of granitoids, since it works with the chemical signatures of less mobile elements to corroborate information provided by conventional mineral chemistry.
This Special Issue aims to address the importance of the mineral chemistry of granitoids in understanding the geological history of the regions in which they are located. The study of granitoids is fundamental to understanding the crustal evolution of a region, since granitic magmatism is the main factor involved in the geochemical differentiation of the continental crust.
Prof. Dr. Ignez de Pinho Guimarães
Prof. Dr. Jefferson Valdemiro De Lima
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- mineral chemistry
- crystallization parameters
- accessory mineral trace elements