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Geochemical Modelling of Igneous Processes – Principles And Recipes in R Language

Part of the series Springer Geochemistry pp 125-128

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Reverse (dilute) Trace-Element Models

  • Vojtěch JanoušekAffiliated withCzech Geological Survey Email author 
  • , Jean-François MoyenAffiliated withUniversité Jean-Monnet
  • , Hervé MartinAffiliated withUniversité Blaise-Pascal
  • , Vojtěch ErbanAffiliated withCzech Geological Survey
  • , Colin FarrowAffiliated with

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Abstract

Although the laws governing the trace-element behaviour are not linear, it is still possible, in some cases, to “invert” them and constrain the proportion of minerals present in a cumulate or a restite based on melt’s composition and partition coefficients. This chapter presents the relevant equations.