Kimberlites pp 325-358 | Cite as

Experimental Studies Relevant to the Formation and Crystallization of Kimberlite Magma

  • Roger H. Mitchell


The mineralogy of the upper mantle is in part dependent upon the abundance and proportions of H2O and CO2 present. They may be fixed in hydrous and carbonate minerals and/or exist as a separate vapor phase. These volatiles also profoundly influence the composition of the magmas formed by partial melting of upper mantle peridotite.


Partial Melting Bulk Composition Phase Relationship Invariant Point Solidus Surface 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger H. Mitchell
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  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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