T14-S2. Are inclusions petrologists’ best friends?

Matteo Alvaro (matteo.alvaro@unipv.it)
Ross Angel (ross.angel@unipv.it)
Silvio Ferrero (sferrero@geo.uni-potsdam.de)

Keynote: Thomas Griffiths (Universitat Wien): Combining cyrstallographic orientation relationships and microstructures to determinate mineral inclusion origins

They most definitely are! Indeed fluid, melt and crystalline inclusions in minerals are windows into the past, holding clues which can be used to unravel metamorphic and igneous processes over a wide range of conditions from the deep mantle to shallow magma chambers. Mineral inclusions have been providing constraints on host crystal formation for decades. More recently, new models of elastic behaviour for the host-inclusion system paved the way for alternative, equilibrium-independent geobarometry. Finally, inclusions may sample portions of fluids and melts responsible for material transfer in the Earth system over an extremely wide range of settings, from mineralization to mantle re-fertilization via subduction.

We invite you to join this session with contributions involving any aspect of the multifaceted and broad field of inclusion studies in natural rocks. The aim is to promote fruitful communication between fields to foster interactions and the development of new ideas.