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Petrogenesis of Strombolian leucite-bearing shoshonites, Aeolian arc, Italy
Malin Ringdahl-Stein (MSc)

Stromboli is a volcanic island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its eruptive products display a wide range of compositions.  In this project we are working with major and trace elements, isotopes and mineral chemistry to understand how Strombolian leucite-bearing shoshonites have formed. The goal is to construct a geochemical model enabling us to follow the magma from formation through eruption. The model will contain information on defining and quantifying which of the Earth’s reservoirs have contributed to magma genesis.

Figure caption: High-K shoshonite lava flows, northern Stromboli, Italy