Probing the Earth: magma and fluids, a tribute to the career of Michel Pichavant
Probing the Earth: magma and fluids, a tribute to the career of Michel Pichavant
Editor(s): Elisabetta Rampone, Fabrice Gaillard, Monika Rusiecka, Francois Holtz, and Olivier Bachmann

This special issue was initiated during the research workshop on Magma and Fluids, scheduled from 4 to 6 July 2022 at Orléans. This workshop was also an occasion to celebrate the prolific career of Michel Pichavant.

Magma and fluids play a crucial role in the Earth's dynamics by ruling mass and heat transfer from the innermost to the outermost regions of our planet. Capturing the ability of magma to convey heat requires its petrology to be tightly defined on the one hand and the mechanics of multiphase systems to be quantitatively addressed on the other hand. This approach can link intrusive to extrusive processes and is central to capturing the processes conducive to ore deposits. Magma is connected to fluids as it degases not only during volcanic processes but also during deep intrusions, as deep crystallization produces abundant fluids that can interact with the solids and mix with other fluids, building peri-magmatic hydrothermal systems and ore deposits.

In this special issue, we welcome contributions to the petrology, the transport properties, the geochemistry, and the mechanics of magma and fluids, as well as any studies connecting these two realms, using experimental, numerical, and field approaches to bridge the gap in knowledge on magma and fluids. We also welcome studies of high-temperature fluid–rock interactions.

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21 Feb 2024
Granite magmatism and mantle filiation
Michel Pichavant, Arnaud Villaros, Julie A.-S. Michaud, and Bruno Scaillet
Eur. J. Mineral., 36, 225–246,,, 2024
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13 Dec 2023
An experimental study of the effect of water and chlorine on plagioclase nucleation and growth in mafic magmas: application to mafic pegmatites
Paul Heckmann, Giada Iacono-Marziano, and Sabina Strmić Palinkaš
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 1111–1124,,, 2023
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16 Nov 2023
Li–Na interdiffusion and diffusion-driven lithium isotope fractionation in pegmatitic melts
Christian R. Singer, Harald Behrens, Ingo Horn, Martin Oeser, Ralf Dohmen, and Stefan Weyer
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 1009–1026,,, 2023
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02 Aug 2023
H2O degassing triggered by alkali depletion in bimodal magma injection processes – a new experimental approach
Patricia Louisa Marks, Anja Allabar, and Marcus Nowak
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 613–633,,, 2023
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17 May 2023
One-atmosphere high-temperature CO–CO2–SO2 gas-mixing furnace: design, operation, and applications
Shashank Prabha-Mohan, Kenneth T. Koga, Antoine Mathieu, Franck Pointud, and Diego F. Narvaez
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 321–331,,, 2023
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27 Feb 2023
CO2 diffusion in dry and hydrous leucititic melt
Lennart Koch and Burkhard C. Schmidt
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 117–132,,, 2023
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