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Olivine from high porphyritic magma

EPMA Magma
Chemical characterization of olivine from high porphyritic magma

Phosphorus WDS x-ray map in an olivine representing the magma produced by Stromboli (Aeolian magmatic arc).
The dense zoning in phosphorus allows easy recognition of these olivines from high porphyritic magma (which do not show any zoning in Mg or Ca) and to distinguish them from those coming from low porphyritic magma.

Recorded on CAMECA SXFive at ISTO, Orléans, France. Image courtesy of I. Di Carlo.
I. Di Carlo et al. Ascent and vesiculation of magmas during recent paroxysms at Stromboli: a petrological perspective. Rittmann Conference (2020).