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Carlsonite, (NH4)5Fe3+ 3O(SO4)6·7H2O, and huizingite-(Al), (NH4)9Al3(SO4)8(OH)2·4H2O, two new mineralAnthony R. Kampf, R. Peter Richards, Barbara P. Nash, James B. Murowchick, and John F. Rakovan10.2138/am-2016-5680preprint
Experimental investigation of the kinetics of the spinel-to-garnet transformation in peridotite: a preliminary studyMaiko Nagayoshi, Tomoaki Kubo, and Takumi Kato10.2138/am-2016-5586preprint
Experimental simulation of bubble nucleation and magma ascent in basaltic systems: implications for Stromboli volcanoNolwenn Le Gall and Michel Pichavant10.2138/am-2016-5639preprint
Kinetics of Fe(III) mineral crystallization from ferrihydrite in the presence of Si at alkaline conditionsPaul Clarence M. Francisco, Tsutomu Sato, Tsubasa Otake, and Takeshi Kasama10.2138/am-2016-5589preprint
Nanoscale gold clusters in arsenopyrite controlled by growth-rate not concentration: evidence from atom probe microscopyDenis Fougerouse, Steven M. Reddy, David W. Saxey, William D.A. Rickard, Arie van Riessen, and Steven Micklethwaite10.2138/am-2016-5781preprint
Nickel – Cobalt Contents of Olivine Record Origins of Mantle Peridotite and Related RocksClaude Herzberg, Christopher Vidito, and Natalie A. Starkey10.2138/am-2016-5538preprint
Thermodynamics, self-diffusion, and structure of liquid NaAlSi3O8 to 30 GPa by classical molecular dynamics simulationsRyan T. Neilson, Frank J. Spera, and Mark S. Ghiorso10.2138/am-2016-5486preprint
Vránaite, ideally Al16B4Si4O38, a new mineral related to boralsilite, Al16B6Si2O37, from the Manjaka pegmatite, Sahatany Valley, MadagascarJan Cempírek, Edward S. Grew, Anthony R. Kampf, Chi Ma, Milan Novák, Petr Gadas, Radek Škoda, Michaela Vašinová-Galiová, Federico Pezzotta, Lee A. Groat, and Sergey V. Krivovichev10.2138/am-2016-5686preprint
A new approach to the ionic modelI. David Brown10.2138/am-2016-5782preprint
Alunite on MarsKathleen C. Benison10.2138/am-2016-5802preprint
New evidence for lunar basalt metasomatism by underlying regolithJohn F. Pernet-Fisher10.2138/am-2016-5790preprint
Redox Variations in the Inner Solar System With New Constraints From Vanadium Xanes in SpinelsK. Righter, S. Sutton, L. Danielson, K. Pando, and M. Newville10.2138/am-2016-5638preprint
Effects of differential stress on the structure and Raman spectra of calcite from first-principles calculationsLiu Leia, Lv Chaojiaa, Zhuang Chunqiangb, Yi Lia, Liu Honga, and Du Jianguoa10.2138/am-2016-5558preprint
Fluid inclusions examination of the transition from magmatic to hydrothermal conditions in San Diego County, California, pegmatitesElizabeth M. Gammel and Peter I. Nabelek10.2138/am-2016-5559preprint
Origin and Petrogenetic Implications of Anomalous Olivine From a Cascade Forearc BasaltM.C. Rowe and F. J. Tepley III10.2138/am-2016-5651preprint
Oxygen diffusion and exchange in dolomite rock at 700 °C, 100 MPaMichael T. DeAngelis, Theodore C. Labotka, Mostafa Fayek, David R. Cole, and Lawrence M. Anovitz10.2138/am-2016-5635preprint
Silicic Magma Reservoirs in the Earth’s CrustOlivier Bachmann and Christian Huber10.2138/am-2016-5675preprint
Solid solution in the apatite OH-Cl binary system: compositional dependence of solid solution mechanisms in calcium phosphate apatites along the Cl-OH binaryJohn M. Hughes, Daniel Harlov, Sean R. Kelly, John Rakovan, and Max Wilke10.2138/am-2016-5674preprint
Discreditation of diomignite and its petrologic implicationsAlan J. Anderson10.2138/am-2016-5757preprint
Location and Stability of Europium in Calcium Sulfate and its Relevance to Rare Earth Recovery from Phosphogypsum WasteRadha Shivaramaiah, Wingyee Lee, Alexandra Navrotsky, Dechao Yu, Paul Kim, Haohan Wu, Zhichao Hu, Richard Riman, and Andrzej Anderko10.2138/am-2016-5684preprint
Monazite age constraints on the tectono-thermal evolution of the central Appalachian PiedmontHowell Bosbyshell, LeeAnn Srogi, and Gale C. Blackmer10.2138/am-2016-5482preprint
Optical phonons, OH vibrations and structural modifications of phlogopite at high temperatures: an insitu infrared spectroscopic studyMing Zhang, Serena C. Tarantino, Wen Su, Xiaojie Lou, Xiaobing Ren, Ekhard K. H. Salje, Michael A. Carpenter, and Simon A. T. Redfern10.2138/am-2016-5630preprint
Redox states of uranium in samples of microlite and monaziteElena V. Puchkova, Roman V. Bogdanov, and Reto Gieré10.2138/am-2016-5475preprint
A New EPMA Method for Fast Trace Element Analysis in Simple MatricesJohn J. Donovan, Jared W. Singer, and John T. Armstrong10.2138/am-2016-5628preprint
A preliminary valence-multipole potential energy model: Al-Si-H-O systemMatthew C. F. Wander and Barry R. Bickmore10.2138/am-2016-5629preprint
Dissolution-reprecipitation metasomatism and growth of zircon within phosphatic garnet in metapelites from western MassachusettsEmily M. Peterman, David R. Snoeyenbos, Michael J. Jercinovic, and Andrew Kylander-Clark10.2138/am-2016-5524preprint
Fluorapatite-monazite-allanite relations in the Grängesberg apatite-iron oxide ore district, Bergslagen, SwedenErik Jonsson, Daniel E. Harlov, Jarosław Majka, Karin Högdahl, and Katarina Persson-Nilsson10.2138/am-2016-5655preprint
From phosphates to silicates and back – an experimental study on the transport and storage of phosphorus in eclogites during uplift and exhumationJürgen Konzett10.2138/am-2016-5521preprint
Modeling dislocation 1 glide and lattice friction in Mg2SiO4 wadsleyite in conditions of the Earth’s transition zoneSebastian Ritterbex, Philippe Carrez, and Patrick Cordier10.2138/am-2016-5578CCBYNCNDpreprint
The crystal structure of svabite, Ca5(AsO4)3F, an arsenate member of the apatite supergroupCristian Biagioni, Ferdinando Bosi, Ulf Hålenius, and Marco Pasero10.2138/am-2016-5636preprint
Detection of liquid H2O in vapor bubbles in reheated melt inclusions: implications for magmatic fluid composition and volatile budgets of magmas?Rosario Esposito, Hector M. Lamadrid, Daniele Redi, Matthew Steele-MacInnis, Robert J. Bodnar, Craig E. Manning, Benedetto De Vivo, Claudia Cannatelli, and Annamaria Lima10.2138/am-2016-5689preprint
Interface coupled dissolution-reprecipitation in garnet from subducted granulites and ultrahigh-pressure rocks revealed by phosphorous, sodium, and titanium zonationJay J. Ague and Jennifer A. Axler10.2138/am-2016-5707preprint
D-poor Hydrogen in Lunar Mare Basalts Assimilated from Lunar RegolithAllan H. Treiman, Jeremy W. Boyce, James P. Greenwood, John M. Eiler, Juliane Gross, Yunbin Guan, Chi Ma, and Edward M. Stolper10.2138/am-2016-5582preprint
Discovery of Alunite in Cross Crater, Terra Sirenum, Mars: Evidence for Acidic, Sulfurous WatersBethany L. Ehlmann, Gregg A. Swayze, Ralph E. Milliken, John F. Mustard, Roger N. Clark, Scott L. Murchie, George N. Breit, James J. Wray, Brigitte Gondet, Francois Poulet, John Carter, Wendy M. Calvin, William M. Benzel, and Kimberly D. Seelos10.2138/am-2016-5574preprint
Formation of the Lunar Highlands Mg-suite as told by SpinelTabb C. Prissel, Stephen W. Parman, and Jim W. Head10.2138/am-2016-5581preprint
High-Pressure Compressibility and Thermal Expansion of aragoniteSarah E.M. Palaich, Robert A. Heffern, Michael Hanfland, Andrea Lausi, Abby Kavner, Craig E. Manning, and Marco Merlini10.2138/am-2016-5528preprint
Hydrogen diffusion in Ti-doped forsterite and the preservation of metastable point defectsMichael C. Jollands, José Alberto Padrón-Navarta, Jörg Hermann, Hugh St.C. O’Neill10.2138/am-2016-5568preprint
Mineral chemistry and petrogenesis of a HFSE(+HREE) occurrence, peripheral to carbonatites of the Bear Lodge alkaline complex, WyomingAllen K. Andersen, James G. Clark, Peter B. Larson, and Owen K. Neill10.2138/am-2016-5532preprint
Mineralogy of paloverde (Parkinsonia microphylla) tree ash from the Sonoran desert: a combined field and laboratory studyLaurence A.J. Garvie10.2138/am-2016-5571preprint
Vaterite – interpretation in terms of OD theory and its next of kinEmil Makovicky10.2138/am-2016-5324preprint
What is the actual structure of samarskite-(Y)? A TEM investigation of metamict samarskite from the Garnet Codera dike pegmatite (Central Italian Alps)Gian Carlo Capitani, Enrico Mugnaioli, and Alessandro Guastoni10.2138/am-2016-5605preprint
Electronic transitions of iron in almandine composition glass to 91 GPaSusannah M. Dorfman, Sian E. Dutton, Vasily Potapkin, Aleksandr I. Chumakov, Jean-Pascal Rueff, Paul Chow, Yuming Xiao, Robert J. Cava, Thomas S. Duffy, Catherine A. McCammon, and Philippe Gillet10.2138/am-2016-5606preprint
Esperance: Multiple Episodes of Aqueous Alteration Involving Fracture Fills and Coatings at Matijevic Hill, MarsBenton C. Clark, Richard V. Morris, Kenneth E. Herkenhoff, William H. Farrand, Ralf Gellert, Bradley L. Jolliff, Raymond E. Arvidson, Steven W. Squyres, David W. Mittelfehldt, Douglas W. Ming, and Albert S. Yen10.2138/am-2016-5575preprint
Incorporation of Fe2+ and Fe3+ in bridgmanite during magma ocean crystallizationAsmaa Boujibar, Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, Denis Andrault, M. Ali Bouhifd, and Nicolas Trcera10.2138/am-2016-5561preprint
Interstratification of graphene-like carbon layers within black talc from Southeastern China: Implications to sedimentary talc formationChengxiang Li, Rucheng Wang, Huifang Xu, Xiancai Lu, Hiromi Konishi, and Kun He10.2138/am-2016-5600preprint
An X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) study of Fe ordering in a synthetic MgAl2O4 – Fe3O4 (spinel – magnetite) solid solution series; implications for magnetic properties.C. Michael B. Henderson, Carolyn I. Pearce, John M. Charnock, Richard J. Harrison, and Kevin M. Rosso10.2138/am-2016-5612preprint
Cu diffusion in a basaltic meltPeng Ni and Youxue Zhang10.2138/am-2016-5544preprint
High Pressure Behavior of the Polymorphs of FeOOHMary M. Reagan, Arianna E. Gleason, Luke Daemen, Yuming Xiao, and Wendy L. Mao10.2138/am-2016-5449preprint
A story of olivine from the McIvor Hill complex (Tasmania, Australia): clues to the origin of the Avebury metasomatic Ni sulfide depositVadim S. Kamenetsky, Alexey V. Lygin, Jeff G. Foster, Sebastien Meffre, Roland Maas, Maya B. Kamenetsky, Karsten Goemann, and Steve W. Beresford10.2138/am-2016-5509preprint
A Tale of Two Garnets: The Role of Solid Solution in the Development Towards a Modern MineralogyCharles A. Geiger10.2138/am-2016-5522preprint
Compositional effects on the solubility of minor and trace elements in oxide spinel minerals: insights from crystal crystal partition coefficients in chromite exsolutionVanessa Colás, José Alberto Padrón-Navarta, José María González-Jiménez, William L. Griffin, Isabel Fanlo, Suzanne Y. O’Reilly, Fernando Gervilla, Joaquín A. Proenza, Norman J. Pearson, and Monica P. Escayola10.2138/am-2016-5611preprint
Constraints on the solid solubility of Hg, Tl and Cd in arsenian pyriteArtur P. Deditius and Martin Reich10.2138/am-2016-5603preprint
Discovery of in situ super-reducing, ultrahigh-pressure phases in the Luobusa ophiolitic chromitites, Tibet: New insights into the deep upper mantle and mantle transition zoneRu Y. Zhang, Jing-Sui Yang, W. G. Ernst, Bor-Ming Jahn, Yoshiyuki Iizuka, and Guo-Lin Guo10.2138/am-2016-5436preprint
From the Hadean to the Himalaya: 4.4 Ga of Felsic Terrestrial MagmatismT. Mark Harrison and Matthew M. Wielicki10.2138/am-2016-5516preprint
High Concentrations of Manganese and Sulfur in Deposits on Murray Ridge, Endeavour Crater, MarsRaymond E. Arvidson, Steven W. Squyres, Richard V. Morris, Andrew H. Knoll, Ralf Gellert, Benton C. Clark, Jeffrey G. Catalano, Brad L. Jolliff, Scott M. McLennan, Kenneth E. Herkenhoff, Scott VanBommel, David W. Mittlefehldt, John P. Grotzinger, Edward A10.2138/am-2016-5599preprint
High-temperature and high-pressure behavior of carbonates in the ternary diagram CaCO3-MgCO3-FeCO3Marco Merlini, Francesca Sapelli, Patrizia Fumagalli, G. Diego Gatta, Paolo Lotti, Simone Tumiati, Mahmoud Abdellatief, Andrea Lausi, Jasper Plaisier, Michael Hanfland, Wilson Crichton, Julien Chantel, Jeremy Guignard, Carlo Meneghini, Alessandro Pavese, 10.2138/am-2016-5458preprint
Natural Mg-Fe clinochlores: Enthalpies of formation and dehydroxylation derived from calorimetric studyLyubov P. Ogorodova, Marina F. Vigasina, Lyubov V. Melchakova, Irina A. Kiseleva, Victoria V. Krupskaya, and Igor A. Bryzgalov10.2138/am-2016-5572preprint
Ni-phyllosilicates (garnierites) from the Falcondo Ni-laterite deposit (Dominican Republic): mineralogy, nanotextures and formation mechanisms by HRTEM and AEMCristina Villanova-de-Benavent, Fernando Nieto, Cecilia Viti, Joaquín A. Proenza, Salvador Galí, and Josep Roqué-Rosell10.2138/am-2016-5518preprint
The origin of extensive Neoarchean high-silica batholiths and the nature of intrusive complements to silicic ignimbrites: insights from the Wyoming batholith, U.S.A.Davin A. Bagdonas, Carol D. Frost, and C. Mark Fanning10.2138/am-2016-5512preprint
Trace Element Thermometry of Garnet-1 Clinopyroxene PairsJonathan R. Pickles, Jonathan D. Blundy, and Richard A. Brooker10.2138/am-2016-5427preprint
A Cr3+ luminescence study of spodumene at high pressures: Effects of site geometry, a phase transition and a level-crossingEarl O’Bannon III and Quentin Williams10.2138/am-2016-5567preprint
Constraints on iron sulfate and iron oxide mineralogy from ChemCam visible/near infrared reflectance spectroscopy of Mt. Sharp basal units, Gale Crater, MarsJeffrey R. Johnson, James F. Bell III, Steve Bender, Diana Blaney, Edward Cloutis, Bethany Ehlmann, Abigail Fraeman, Olivier Gasnault, Kjartan Kinch, Stéphane Le Mouélic, Sylvestre Maurice, Elizabeth Rampe, David Vaniman, and Roger C. Wiens10.2138/am-2016-5553preprint
Crystal accumulation in a tilted arc batholithCalvin G. Barnes, Nolwenn Coint, and Aaron Yoshinobu10.2138/am-2016-5404preprint
Granitoid magmas preserved as melt inclusions in high-grade metamorphic rocksOmar Bartoli, Antonio Acosta-Vigil, Silvio Ferrero, and Bernardo Cesare10.2138/am-2016-5541preprint
Metastable structural transformations and pressure-induced amorphization in natural (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 olivine under static compression: A Raman spectroscopic study.David Santamaria-Perez, Andrew Thomson, Alfredo Segura, Julio Pellicer-Torres, Francisco J. Manjon, Furio Corà, Kit McColl, Mark Wilson, David Dobson, and Paul F. McMillan10.2138/am-2016-5389preprint
On the nature and significance of rarity in mineralogyRobert M. Hazen and Jesse H. Ausubel10.2138/am-2016-5601preprint
Uraninite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-U-Ag deposit: linking textural and compositional variation to temporal evolutionEdeltraud Macmillan, Nigel J. Cook, Kathy Ehrig, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, and Allan Pring10.2138/am-2016-5411preprint
Accurate predictions of iron redox state in silicate glasses: A multivariate approach using x-ray absorption spectroscopyM. Darby Dyar, Molly Mccanta, Elly Breves, Cj Carey, and Antonio Lanzirotti10.2138/am-2016-5555preprint
In-situ infrared spectroscopic studies of hydroxyl in amphiboles at high pressureElizabeth C. Thompson, Andrew J. Campbell, and Zhenxian Liu10.2138/am-2016-5465preprint
Reflectance Spectroscopy of Chromium-bearing Spinel with Application to Recent Orbital Data from the MoonK.B. Williams, C.R.M. Jackson, L.C. Cheek, K.L. Donaldson Hanna, S.W. Parman, C.M. Pieters, M.D. Dyar, and T.C. Prissel10.2138/am-2016-5535preprint
Temperature dependences of the hyperfine parameters of Fe2+ in FeTiO3 as determined by 57Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopyAntoine Van Alboom and Eddy De Grave10.2138/am-2016-5262preprint
On Silica-Rich Granitoids and their eruptive equivalentsCarol D. Frost, B. Ronald Frost, and James S. Beard10.2138/am-2016-5307preprint
Zircon saturation and Zr diffusion in rhyolitic melts, and zircon growth geospeedometerYouxue Zhang and Zhengjiu Xu10.2138/am-2016-5462preprint
Recognizing sulfate and phosphate complexes chemisorbed onto nanophase weathering products on Mars using in-situ and remote observationsElizabeth B. Rampe, Richard V. Morris, P. Douglas Archer, Jr., David G. Agresti, and Douglas W. Ming10.2138/am-2016-5408CCBYNCNDpreprint