Welcome to the WWW Home Page for people interested in the properties, behaviors and origins of fluid and melt inclusions in natural and synthetic materials. In rocks and minerals, fluid inclusions may preserve direct evidence for the presence and composition of ancient fluids that have long since left the sample. Melt inclusions may provide direct samples of the uncrystallized magma including its volatile contents. In the laboratory, fluid inclusions in transparent materials like quartz, provide interesting opportunities to do high pressure and temperature experiments on fluid compositions of interest to chemists, engineers and geologists.
NEW Available Publications
Editors : D.J. Kontak, A.J. Anderson, D. Marshall, R.F. Martin
Canadian Mineralogist - Thematic Issues Volume 42, Part 5, 2004
This thematic issue presents 17 original research papers on various aspects of fluid inclusions research.
Most of these were presented at the eight biennial meeting of the
Pan-American Conference on Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI), held in Halifax in July 2002.
TI 42-5 328 pages, US$40 (outside Canada), CDN$40(in Canada) (member price US$32/CDN$32)
Follow this link to order or view the Table of Contents for the Short Course Volume.
PACROFI XII Denver and Pingree Park, Colorado - June 2-6, 2014
ECROFI XXII - Antalya, Turkey - June 4-9, 2013
PACROFI XI - Univ. Windsor, Ontario - June 18-20, 2012
ACROFI IV - Brisbane, Australia - August 10-12, 2012
PACROFI X - Univ. Nevada-Las Vegas - June 7-10, 2010
Melt and Fluid Inclusion Analysis in Resource Investigations - a Session at GSA in Portland - Oct. 18-21, 2009 Contact either Al Hofstra or Bob Bodnar for details
Copper and Gold Transport in Crustal Fluids - a Session at GSA in Portland - Oct. 18-21, 2009 Contact Jamie Wilkinson for details
Past Meetings Etc.
Link to Fluid-Rock Interaction Group at the University of Heidelberg
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Heating Rates: How Fast is Too Fast?
Laser Raman Analyses
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