Special Issue "Minerals of Alkaline Igneous Rocks: Chemical and Isotopic Features as Tracers of Magmatic Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2022 | Viewed by 3705
Interests: geochemistry; radiogenic and stable isotopes geochemistry; igneous petrology; volcanology; tephrochronology and tephrostratigraphy; diffusion chronometry; human mobility and diet; environmental isotope geochemistry; archaeometry
Interests: geochemistry; isotopes geochemistry; igneous petrology; volcanology; tephrochronology and tephrostratigraphy; diffusion chronometry; human mobility and diet; archaeometry
The minerals of alkaline igneous rocks (MAIR), both plutonic and volcanic, e.g., olivine, clinopyroxene, feldspars, opaque oxides, black mica, and amphibole, have an extremely variable composition, being solid solutions among several pure components. A relevant property of MAIR is their attitude to provide estimates of P–T–fO2 conditions during magma crystallization, because changes in thermodynamic parameters induce element and isotope exchanges in minerals. Therefore, MAIR are precious archives of the crystallization history of host rocks, recording a variety of magmatic processes. Diffusion of major and trace elements within MAIR provides timescale estimates of several magmatic processes occurring from nucleation until growth of the very last crystal rim, providing important insights for volcanic hazard assessment. Moreover, combining radiogenic and stable isotopes and chemistry of MAIR opens an even wider window on the Earth’s interior. This Special Issue aims at gathering studies dealing with chemical and isotopic variations of MAIR from relevant areas of magmatism worldwide. We welcome contributions concerning mineral chemistry, geothermobarometry, and isotopes on MAIR, aimed at assessing P-T-fO2 conditions of magma cooling, unveiling pre-eruptive magmatic processes and their timescales. Methodological studies exploring new frontiers of such issues are strongly solicited too, offering significant contributions to better understand magmatic processes and precursor phenomena.
Prof. Dr. Massimo D’Antonio
Dr. Ilenia Arienzo
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- Alkaline igneous rocks
- P–T–fO2 conditions
- Radiogenic and stable isotopes
- Diffusion chronometry
- Timescales of magmatic processes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Decoding the Holocene Magmatic System at el Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain): Insights from Olivines and Clinopyroxenes
Authors: Prieto-Torrell, C.; Aulinas, M.; Arienzo, I; Fernandez-Turiel, J.L.; Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A.; Perez-Torrado, F.J., D’Antonio, M.; Cabrera, M.C.
2. Title: The Campi Flegrei Magmatic Feeding System: Constrains from Mineral-Melt Thermobarometry
Authors: C. Pelullo; R.S. Iovine; I. Arienzo; M. D’Antonio; L. Pappalardo; P. Petrosino
3. Title: Geochemical and Sr-Isotopic Data of Clinopyroxenes from Somma- Vesuvius Lavas: Inferences for Magmatic Processes
Authors: Valeria Di Renzo; Ilenia Arienzo; Lucia Civetta; Paola Petrosino; Massimo D’Antonio