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  Information - GMPV6 Accessory minerals in metamorphic and igneous rocks: petrogenetic indicators of chemical and physical processes

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Accessory minerals in metamorphic and igneous rocks nominally include most phosphate minerals, most sulphide and oxide minerals, as well as a whole host of REE-, Th-, and U-bearing silicates, e.g. zircon, titanite, allanite, epidote, thorite, huttonite, and coffinite. In many cases, careful analysis and characterization of an accessory mineral can be instrumental in determining the age of a rock, oxygen and sulphur fugacities, as well as if the rock has experienced metasomatic alteration. If so, the level and type of alteration in these minerals can give information as to the approximate composition of the fluids responsible for the metasomatism as well as the P-T conditions under which the metasomatism occurred.
The goal of this session is to bring together mineralogists, petrologists, and geochemists to discuss the most recent advances in research regarding accessory minerals in general with respect to what they can tell us about petrogenetic processes in both metamorphic and igneous rocks as a whole.

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