GMPV6/SSP2.5/SSS3.7Spatially resolved geochronology, tracer isotopes and trace element geochemistry (co-organized)
|Co-Convener: Martin Whitehouse|
Recent advances in the in situ microanalysis and microsampling of accessory minerals (e.g., zircon, monazite, apatite, titanite, allanite), have opened up new opportunities for obtaining a better understanding of the diverse geochemical information preserved in those minerals. Typical applications for such analysis include magma chamber processes, metamorphism, provenance of sediments, etc. These advances have also provided a spatially resolved means for comparing geochemical information preserved at the inter- and intra-mineral and bulk rock scales.
We welcome contributions from researchers using EPMA, SIMS, LA-ICPMS, LA-MC-ICPMS, and TIMS instruments to analyze accessory minerals at the inter- and intra-mineral length scales that describe improvements in the techniques as well as relevant case studies.