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

[1] PACROFI VIII - Fluid Inclusions

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)

[2] Fluid Inclusions: Analysis and Interpretation
Short Course Volume #32

Follow this link to order or view the Table of Contents for the Short Course Volume.

FIs as a practical exploration tool - a website maintained by Kingsley Burlinson, Darwin, Australia

***** Important Discussion Topic *****

The Future of ECROFI and PACROFI Meetings

Meetings and Short Courses

PACROFI XII Denver & Pingree Park, Colorado - June 2-6, 2014

ACROFI V - Xi'an, China - May 16-18, 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.

Links to Interesting/Useful Sites

Bodnar's Fluid's Research Lab Web Site

Maria Luce Frezzotti: Siena Geofluids Page

Zhenhao Duan's Home Page - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ron Bakker's Home Page - University of Leoben

Linkam Scientific Web Site

IMA Home Page and link to Working Group on Inclusions in Minerals

Link to Fluid-Rock Interaction Group at the University of Heidelberg

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