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Igneous Layering, Fractional Crystallization and Growth of Granitic Plutons: the Dolbel Batholith in SW Niger

Magmatic Evolution of the Skye Igneous Centre, Western Scotland: Modelling of Assimilation, Recharge and Fractional Crystallization

Evidence for Fractional Crystallization of Periodically Refilled Magma Chambers in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Can Fractional Crystallization, Mixing and Assimilation Processes be Responsible for Jamaican-type Adakites? Implications for Generating Eoarchaean Continental Crust

Enriched Basaltic Andesites from Mid-crustal Fractional Crystallization, Recharge, and Assimilation (Pilavo Volcano, Western Cordillera of Ecuador)

Digestion Fractional Crystallization (DFC): an Important Process in the Genesis of Kimberlites. Evidence from Olivine in the Majuagaa Kimberlite, Southern West Greenland

Equilibrium and Fractional Crystallization Experiments at 0·7 GPa; the Effect of Pressure on Phase Relations and Liquid Compositions of Tholeiitic Magmas

Garnet-bearing Xenoliths from Salt Lake Crater, Oahu, Hawaii: High-Pressure Fractional Crystallization in the Oceanic Mantle

Rates and Timescales of Fractional Crystallization from 238U–230Th–226Ra Disequilibria in Trachyte Lavas from Longonot Volcano, Kenya

 

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The removal of early formed crystals from an originally homogeneous magma (for example, by gravity settling) so that these crystals are prevented from further reaction with the residual melt. The composition of the remaining melt becomes relatively depleted in some components and enriched in others, resulting in the precipitation of a sequence of different minerals. Fractional crystallization is one of the main processes of magmatic differentiation.

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