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Our contributions to the study of carbonatites
Carbonatite magmatism in flood basalt provinces has important implications.
Liquid immiscibility is responsible for evolution of carbonate and silicate parental magmas.
Crustal contamination of the primary magma is responsible for the higher 87Sr/86Sr and lower 143Nd/144Nd of alkaline silicate rocks.
Fractional crystallization is the cause of correlated C & O isotope variations in unaltered carbonatites.
Carbonatites incorporate recycled carbon.