Petrological and Experimental Constraints on the Evolution of Piton de la Fournaise Magmas

  • Michel Pichavant
  • Yann Brugier
  • Andrea Di Muro
Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)


This chapter outlines essential petrological features of Piton de la Fournaise magmas. The main characteristics of the different magma types, and of their components (mineral and glass phases) are detailed. The available geophysical and petrological informations on the structure of the feeding system are combined and the magmatic conditions (temperature, volatile concentrations, redox state) summarized. Experimental modelling of the magmatic evolution is limited by the presently available database which concerns volatile-free compositions mostly from Piton des Neiges.


Matrix Glass Parental Magma Olivine Crystal Glass Inclusion Magma Storage 
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The authors thank Didier Laporte for his constructive review. The project about the Piton de la Fournaise at Orléans is supported by the ANR DEGAZMAG. Ida Di Carlo and Michel Fialin provided assistance with electron microprobe analyses at Orléans and Paris.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Pichavant
    • 1
  • Yann Brugier
    • 1
  • Andrea Di Muro
    • 2
  1. 1.ISTOOrléansFrance
  2. 2.IPGP-OVPFLa RéunionFrance

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