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Mantle melting versus mantle metasomatism – “The chicken or the egg” dilemma

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Most eclogitic mantle xenoliths brought to the surface exhibit a certain degree of enrichment with incompatible elements, usually attributed to the effect of mantle metasomatism by a putative metasomatic fluid. The metasomatic overprint is represented mainly by enrichments in Na, K, Ba Ti and LREE and the original source of this fluid remains unknown. In this paper, we present a detailed petrological study of a typical eclogitic mantle xenolith from the Roberts Victor kimberlite mine in South...

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10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.10.026

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Chemical Geology Journal website
Volume:
455
Pages:
120-130
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-18
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0009-2541
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657432
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2016-11-07

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