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Definition of fluid inclusion

A cavity, with or without negative crystal faces, containing one or two fluid phases, and possibly one or more minute crystals, in a host crystal. If two fluid phases are present, the vapor phase (bubble) may show Brownian motion.

See also: inclusion, negative crystal.


Bakker, Ronald J. (2003): Package FLUIDS 1. Computer programs for analysis of fluid inclusion data and for modeling bulk fluid properties. Chemical Geology 194, 3-23.

Bodnar, R.J. (2003): Introduction to fluid inclusions. In I. Samson, A. Anderson, & D. Marshall, eds.: Fluid Inclusions: Analysis and Interpretation. Mineral. Assoc. Canada, Short Course 32, 1-8. [http://www.geochem.geos.vt.edu/fluids/pdf/2003a,%20Bodnar,%20MAC1.pdf]

Roedder, E. (1984): Fluid inclusions. Reviews in Mineralogy 12, Mineral. Soc. of Am., Washington, D.C., USA, 646 pp.

Shepherd, T. J., Rankin, A. H. & Alderton, D. H. M. (1985): A practical guide to fluid inclusion studies. Blackie, Glasgow-London.

Van den Kerkhof, A.M.; Hein, U.F. (2001): Fluid inclusion petrography. Lithos, 55, 27-47.

Wilkinson, J.J. (2001): Fluid inclusions in hydrothermal ore deposits. Lithos, 55, 229-272.

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