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 Publications

Geofluids: Developments in Microthermometry, Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Stable Isotopes

This 518p book by Hurai, Huraiova, Slobodnik and Thomas will be available in 2015 directly from Elsevier and Amazon.

[2] 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.

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

Follow this link to order or view the Table of Contents for the 2003 Short Course Volume.

2004 Discussion: The Future of ECROFI and PACROFI Meetings

Meetings and Short Courses

ECROFI XXIII - Leeds, Great Britian - June 4-9, 2013

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

Copper and Gold Transport in Crustal Fluids - a Session at GSA in Portland - Oct. 18-21, 2009

Past Meetings Etc.

Links to Interesting/Useful Sites

Bodnar's Fluid's Research Lab Web Site

Ron Bakker's Home Page - University of Leoben

Linkam Scientific Web Site

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

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

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