Probing the Earth: Melt and solid inclusions as probes to understand nature
Probing the Earth: Melt and solid inclusions as probes to understand nature
Editor(s): Elisabetta Rampone, Silvio Ferrero, Matteo Alvaro, and Ross Angel

Inclusions in natural rocks are an invaluable asset for geoscientists because they provide information about processes in the Earth's history that are otherwise hidden or subsequently overprinted. In particular, these "impurities" that are remnants of geological processes frozen in the rock record have the potential to provide quantitative data necessary for quantifying a wealth of processes of great impact for all humankind. The field of inclusion studies has been revolutionized in the last 2 decades with the development of ever more precise microanalytical probes that allow us for the first time to characterize tiny inclusions, as well as with a parallel development in theory that now allows the new data measured on inclusions to be used to define the chemical and physical conditions at the time of their formation.

Papers are invited on all aspects of solid and melt inclusions, both reviews of methodologies and specific case studies applied to all fields of geology, so that the special issue provides a comprehensive view of the latest developments of this fertile field. If you wish to discuss potential topics for your submission, please contact the guest editors.

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21 Aug 2023
First measurements of the Fe oxidation state of spinel inclusions in olivine single crystals from Vulture (Italy) with the in situ synchrotron micro-Mössbauer technique
Giulia Marras, Gabriele Carnevale, Antonio Caracausi, Silvio Giuseppe Rotolo, and Vincenzo Stagno
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 665–678,,, 2023
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18 Jul 2023
Metamorphic PT paths of Archean granulite facies metasedimentary lithologies from the eastern Beartooth Mountains of the northern Wyoming Province, Montana, USA: constraints from quartz-in-garnet (QuiG) Raman elastic barometry, geothermobarometry, and thermodynamic modeling
Larry Tuttle and Darrell J. Henry
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 499–522,,, 2023
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17 Jul 2023
Detrital garnet petrology challenges Paleoproterozoic ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in western Greenland
Jan Schönig, Carsten Benner, Guido Meinhold, Hilmar von Eynatten, and N. Keno Lünsdorf
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 479–498,,, 2023
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11 Jul 2023
Elasticity of mixtures and implications for piezobarometry of mixed-phase inclusions
Ross J. Angel, Mattia L. Mazzucchelli, Kira A. Musiyachenko, Fabrizio Nestola, and Matteo Alvaro
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 461–478,,, 2023
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31 May 2023
In situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction of olivine inclusion in diamond from Shandong, China: implications for the depth of diamond formation
Yanjuan Wang, Fabrizio Nestola, Huaikun Li, Zengqian Hou, Martha G. Pamato, Davide Novella, Alessandra Lorenzetti, Pia Antonietta Antignani, Paolo Cornale, Jacopo Nava, Guochen Dong, and Kai Qu
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 361–372,,, 2023
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