Fluid Inclusions

Fluid Inclusions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fluid inclusions are microscopic bubbles of liquid and gas that are trapped within crystals. As minerals often form from a liquid or aqueous medium, tiny blebs of that liquid can become trapped within the crystal structure or in healed fractures within a crystal. These small inclusions range in size from 0.1 to 1 mm and are usually only visible in detail by microscopic study. These inclusions occur in a wide variety of environments. For example they are found within cementing minerals of sedimentary rocks, in gangue minerals such as quartz or calcite in hydrothermal vein deposits, in fossil amber, and in deep ice cores from the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps. The inclusions can provide information about the conditions existing during the formation of the enclosing mineral.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 613586405X
  • 9786135864052