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A Raman calibration for the quantification of SO42- groups dissolved in silicate glasses: Application to natural melt inclusions.Yann Morizet, Emanuela Gennaro, Sébastien Jego, Zoltan Zajacz, Giada Iacono-Marziano, Michel Pichavant, Ida Di Carlo, Clément Ferraina, and Priscille Lesne10.2138/am-2017-6100preprint
Continuous mush disaggregation during the long-lasting Laki fissure eruption, IcelandDavid A. Neave, Iris Buisman, and John Maclennan10.2138/am-2017-6015CCBYpreprint
EosFit-Pinc: A Simple Gui For Host-Inclusion Elastic ThermobarometryRoss J. Angel, Mattia L. Mazzucchelli, Matteo Alvaro, and Fabrizio Nestola10.2138/am-2017-6190preprint
Organic matter and formation of buddingtonite - an example of organic-igneous interaction from the Paleoproterozoic Volyn pegmatite, UkraineGerhard Franz, Vladimir Khomenko, Aleksei Vishnyevskyy, Richard Wirth, Ulrich Struck, Jörg Nissen, Ulrich Gernert, and Alexander Rocholl10.2138/am-2017-6055preprint
Substitution of sulfate in apatiteLinh K. Tran, Kathleen R. Stepien, Melissa M. Bollmeyer, and Claude H. Yoder10.2138/am-2017-6088preprint
The crystal structure of turneaureite, Ca5(AsO4)3Cl, the arsenate analogue of chlorapatite, and its relationships with the arsenate apatites johnbaumite and svabiteCristian Biagioni, Ferdinando Bosi, Ulf Hålenius, and Marco Pasero10.2138/am-2017-6041preprint
Cu-Mo partitioning between felsic melts and saline-aqueous fluids as a function of XNaCleq, ƒO2 and ƒS2Brian C. Tattitch and Jon D. Blundy10.2138/am-2017-5998preprint
Experimental and thermodynamic investigations on the stability of Mg14Si5O24 anhydrous phase B with relevance to Mg2SiO4 forsterite, wadsleyite and ringwooditeHiroshi Kojitani, Saki Terata, Maki Ohsawa, Daisuke Mori, Yoshiyuki Inaguma, and Masaki Akaogi10.2138/am-2017-6115preprint
Kiglapait Mineralogy V: Feldspars in a Hot, Dry MagmaS. A. Morse10.2138/am-2017-6098preprint
Phase relations of Fe-Mg spinels including new high-pressure post-spinel phases and implications for natural samplesLaura Uenver-Thiele, Alan B. Woodland, Tiziana Boffa Ballaran, Nobuyoshi Miyajima, and Dan J. Frost10.2138/am-2017-6119preprint
A nano-mineralogical study of samples from the Matoush Uranium ore deposit: Further evidence for the mobilization and agglomeration of uraninite nanoparticlesMichael Schindler, Aaron J. Lussier, Jacob Bellrose, Sergei Rouvimov, Peter C. Burns, and T. Kurt Kyser10.2138/am-2017-5984preprint
Can we use pyroxene weathering textures to interpret aqueous alteration conditions? Yes and NoCharity M. Phillips-Lander, Carey Legett IV, Andrew S. Elwood Madden, and Megan E. Elwood Madden10.2138/am-2017-6155preprint
Element mobility during regional metamorphism in crustal and subduction zone environments with a focus on the rare earth elements (REE)Jay J. Ague10.2138/am-2017-6130preprint
Dolomite-IV: candidate structure for a carbonate in the Earth’s lower mantleMarco Merlini, Valerio Cerantola, and G. Diego10.2138/am-2017-6161preprint
Nanoscale disequilibrium phases produced by H2S sulfidation of Fe metal: an analog for solar nebular formation of pyrrhotiteZack Gainsforth, Dante S. Lauretta, Nobumichi Tamura, Andrew J. Westphal, Christine E. Jilly-Rehak, and Anna L. Butterworth10.2138/am-2017-5848preprint
OH-defects in quartz as monitor for igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processesRoland Stalder, Alexander Potrafke, Kjell Billström, Henrik Skogby, Guido Meinhold, Christian Gögele, and Thomas Berberich10.2138/am-2017-6107preprint
Radiation effects in radioactive galena from burning heaps after coal mining from the Lower Silesian basin (Czech Republic)Michal Čurda, Viktor Goliáš, Mariana Klementová, Ladislav Strnad, Zdeněk Matěj, and Radek Škoda10.2138/am-2017-6036preprint
Crystal structure of richetite revisited: crystallographic evidence for the presence of pentavalent uraniumJakub Plášil10.2138/am-2017-6092preprint
Effect of alkalis on the reaction of clinopyroxene with Mg-carbonate at 6 GPa: Implications for partial melting of carbonated lherzoliteAnton Shatskiy, Ivan V. Podborodnikov, Anton V. Arefiev, Konstantin D. Litasov, Artem D. Chanyshev, Igor S. Sharygin, Nikolai S. Karmanov, and Eiji Ohtani10.2138/am-2017-6048preprint
Phase relations and formation of K-bearing Al-10 Å phase in the MORB + H2O system: Implications for the H2O- and K-cycle in subduction zoneRenbiao Tao, Lifei Zhang, Xi Liu, Thomas Bader, and Yingwei Fei10.2138/am-2017-6025preprint
Refractive Indices of Minerals and Synthetic CompoundsRuth C. Shannon, Barbara Lafuente, Robert D. Shannon, Robert T. Downs, and Reinhard X. Fischer10.2138/am-2017-6144preprint
Single crystal synthesis of δ-(Al,Fe)OOHTakaaki Kawazoe, Itaru Ohira, Takayuki Ishii, Tiziana Boffa Ballaran, Catherine McCammon, Akio Suzuki, and Eiji Ohtani10.2138/am-2017-6153preprint
Subsolidus hydrogen partitioning between nominally anhydrous minerals in garnet-bearing peridotiteSylvie Demouchy, Svyatoslav Shcheka, Carole M.M. Denis, and Catherine Thoraval10.2138/am-2017-6089preprint
Synthesis and crystal structure of LiNbO3-type Mg3Al2Si3O12: A possible indicator of shock conditions of meteoritesTakayuki Ishii, Ryosuke Sinmyo, Tetsuya Komabayashi, Tiziana Boffa Ballaran, Takaaki Kawazoe, Nobuyoshi Miyajima, Kei Hirose, and Tomoo Katsura10.2138/am-2017-6027preprint
Trace element inventory of meteoritic Ca-phosphatesDustin Ward, Addi Bischoff, Julia Roszjar, Jasper Berndt, and Martin J. Whitehouse10.2138/am-2017-6056preprint
Nitrides and carbonitrides from the lowermost mantle and their importance in the search for Earth’s ‘lost’ nitrogenFelix Kaminsky and Richard Wirth10.2138/am-2017-6101preprint
Physicochemical controls on bismuth mineralization, Moutoulas, Serifos Island, Cyclades, GreeceMichalis Fitros, Stylianos F. Tombros, Anthony E. Williams-Jones, Basilios Tsikouras, Eleni Koutsopoulou, and Konstantin Hatzipanagiotou10.2138/am-2017-6125preprint
Analysis of erionites from volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks and possible implications for toxicological researchMartin Harper, Alan Dozier, Julie Chouinard, and Robyn Ray10.2138/am-2017-6069preprint
Geochemistry of the Cretaceous Kaskanak Batholith and Genesis of the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Southwest AlaskaNansen H. Olson, John H. Dilles, Adam J.R. Kent, and James R. Lang10.2138/am-2017-6053preprint
The role of modifier cations in network cation coordination increases with pressure in aluminosilicate glasses and melts from 1 to 3 GPaSaurav Bista and Jonathan Stebbins10.2138/am-2017-6081preprint
An ab-initio study of the energetics and geometry of sulfide, sulfite and sulfate incorporation into apatite: The thermodynamic basis for using this system as an oxybarometerYoungJae Kim, Brian Konecke, Adrian Fiege, Adam Simon, and Udo Becker10.2138/am-2017-6044preprint
Reconstructive phase transitions induced by temperature in gmelinite-Na zeoliteAlberto Alberti, Giuseppe Cruciani, and Annalisa Martucci10.2138/am-2017-5910preprint
Ilmenite breakdown and rutile - titanite stability in metagranitoids: natural observations and experimental resultsSamuel Angiboust and Daniel Harlov10.2138/am-2017-6064preprint
Mn- Fe systematics in major planetary body reservoirs in the Solar System and the 3 positioning of the Angrite Parent body: A crystal chemical perspectiveJames J. Papike, Paul V. Burger, Aaron S. Bell, and Charles K. Shearer10.2138/am-2017-6112preprint
Qantitative electron backscatter diffraction data (EBSD) analyses using the dictionary indexing (DI) approach: overcoming indexing difficulties on geological materialsKatharina Marquardt, Marc De Graef, Saransh Singh, Hauke Marquardt, Anja Rosenthal, and Sanae Koizuimi10.2138/am-2017-6062preprint
Single-Crystal Equations of State of Magnesiowüstite at High PressuresGregory J. Finkelstein, Jennifer M. Jackson, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Dongzhou Zhang, E. Ercan Alp, and Thomas S. Toellner10.2138/am-2017-5966preprint
Smoking gun for thallium geochemistry in volcanic arcs: nataljamalikite, TlI, a new thallium mineral from an active fumarole at Avacha Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, RussiaVictor Okrugin, Michael Favero, Amelia Liu, Barbara Etschmann, Ekaterina Plutachina, Stuart Mills, Andrew G. Tomkins, Mariaya Lukasheva, Vladimir Kozlov, Svetlana Moskaleva, Mikhail Chubarov, and Joël Brugger10.2138/am-2017-6057preprint
Geochemistry and mineralogy of a saprolite developed on Columbia River Basalt: Secondary clay formation, element leaching, and mass balance during weatheringLeslie L. Baker and Owen Kelly Neill10.2138/am-2017-5964preprint
Network analysis of mineralogical systemsShaunna M. Morrison, Chao Liu, Ahmed Eleish, Anirudh Prabhu, Congrui Li, Jolyon Ralph, Robert T. Downs, Joshua J. Golden, Peter Fox, Daniel R. Hummer, Michael B. Meyer, and Robert M. Hazen10.2138/am-2017-6104CCBYNCNDpreprint
The relationship between color change and pleochroism in a chromium-doped synthetic chrysoberyl (var alexandrite): Spectroscopic analysis and colorimetric parametersZiyin Sun, Aaron C. Palke, Jonathan Muyal, and Robison McMurtry10.2138/am-2017-6011preprint
17O NMR evidence of Free Ionic clusters Mn+..CO32- in silicate glasses: Precursors for carbonate-silicate liquids immiscibilityYann Morizet, Pierre Florian, Michael Paris, and Fabrice Gaillard10.2138/am-2017-6133preprint
A finite strain approach to thermal expansivity's pressure dependenceGeorge Helffrich10.2138/am-2017-6007preprint
How many boron minerals occur in Earth’s upper crust?Edward S. Grew, Grethe Hystad, Robert M. Hazen, Sergey V. Krivovichev, and Liudmila A. Gorelova10.2138/am-2017-5897preprint
Accounting for the species-dependence of the 3500 cm-1 H2Ot infrared molar absorptivity coefficient: implications for hydrated volcanic glassesIona M. McIntosh, Alexander R.L. Nichols, Kenichiro Tani, and Edward W. Llewellin10.2138/am-2017-5952CCBYpreprint
Addibischoffite, Ca2Al6Al6O20, a new calcium aluminate mineral from the Acfer 214 CH carbonaceous chondrite: A new refractory phase from the solar nebulaChi Ma, Alexander N. Krot, and Kazuhide Nagashima10.2138/am-2017-6032preprint
Secondary minerals associated with Lassen fumaroles and hot springs: implications for Martian hydrothermal depositsLindsay J. McHenry, George L. Carson, Darian T. Dixon, and Christopher L. Vickery10.2138/am-2017-5839preprint
Structural characterization of marine nano-quartz in chalk and flint from North Sea Tertiary chalk reservoirs for oil and gasVictor A. Drits, Jørgen Skibsted, Olga V. Dorzhieva, Anthony E. Fallick, and Holgerlindgreen10.2138/am-2017-5992preprint
Cathodoluminescence images and trace element compositions of fluorapatite from the Hongge layered intrusion in SW China: a record of prolonged crystallization and overprinted fluid metasomatismChang-Ming Xing and Christina Yan Wang10.2138/am-2017-6028preprint
Mineralogical and compositional features of rock fulgurites: a record of lightning effects on graniteChiara Elmi, Jiangzhi Chen, David Goldsby, and Reto Gieré10.2138/am-2017-5971preprint
Revisiting the Nontronite Mössbauer SpectraFabien Baron, Sabine Petit, Martin Pentrák, Alain Decarreau, and Joseph W. Stucki10.2138/am-2017-6039preprint
Cabvinite, Th2F7(OH)·3H2O, the first natural actinide halidePaolo Orlandi, Cristian Biagioni, and Federica Zaccarini10.2138/am-2017-6013preprint
Diagenetic F-Rich Ferroan Calcite and Zircon in the Offshore Scotian Basin, Eastern Canada: Significance for Understanding Thermal Evolution of the BasinGeorgia Pe-Piper, Christopher Sangster, and Yuanyuan Zhang10.2138/am-2017-5957preprint
Sapphire, a not so simple gemstoneF. Lin Sutherland10.2138/am-2017-6105preprint
Formation of basic lead phases during fire-setting and other natural and man-made processesMaximilian F. Keim, Bernd Gassmann, and Gregor Markl10.2138/am-2017-5931preprint
An Article to American Mineralogist Dehydration studies of natrolites with monovalent extra framework cationsYongmoon Lee, Docheon Ahn, Thomas Vogt, and Yongjae Lee10.2138/am-2017-5902preprint
Hydrothermal alteration of monazite-(Ce) and chevkinite-(Ce) from the Sin Quyen Fe-Cu-LREE-Au deposit, northwestern VietnamXiao-Chun Lia and Mei-Fu Zhoua10.2138/am-2017-5970preprint
Variations of Radon emanation coefficients as a function of physical and mineralogical properties of a suite of naturally-occurring mineralsKatherine Krupp, Mark Baskaran, and Sarah J. Brownlee10.2138/am-2017-6017preprint
Unraveling the presence of multiple plagioclase populations and identification of representative two dimensional sections using a statistical and numerical approachLilu Cheng, Fidel Costa, and Roberto Carniel10.2138/am-2017-5929CCBYNCNDpreprint
Phillipsite and Al-tobermorite mineral cements produced through low temperature water-rock reactions in Roman marine concreteMarie D. Jackson, Sean R. Mulcahy, Heng Chen, Yao Li, Qinfei Li, Piergiulio Cappelletti, and Hans-Rudolf Wenk10.2138/am-2017-5993CCBYpreprint
The origin of needle-like rutile inclusions in natural gem corundum: a combined EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, and nanoSIMS investigationAaron C. Palke and Christopher M. Breeding10.2138/am-2017-5965preprint
Na-P Concentrations in High-Pressure Garnets: A Potentially Rich, But Risky P-T RepositoryWilliam Glassley10.2138/am-2016-5845preprint