Course Name: Fluid Inclusion in Mineral Principles, Methodology, Practice and Application

Course abstract

This course will be useful to Masters level students in Earth Sciences as it is an important tool of Research and will also be extremely useful for Research Scholars who want to use Fluid Inclusion techniques: • Basic concepts of what fluid inclusions are and their mechanism of entrapment in minerals – types of fluid inclusions, fluid inclusion petrography • Phase relations in various fluid mixtures (H2O + salt; H2O + gases) air thermodynamic analysis in relation to entrapment of different types inclusions in diverse geological environment • Basic principles of fluid inclusion microthermometry, retrieval of temperature-pressure data from fluid inclusion microthermometric data on diverse inclusion types • Computer modeling of fluid mixtures in the context of fluid inclusion research • Applications of fluid inclusion studies in the following environments: ore formation, metamorphism and progressive deformation of rocks. • Microanalytical techniques such as IR and Raman Spectrometry, LA ICP MS and other micrbeam techniques

Course Instructor

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M. K. Panigrahi

I am well known in the Indian earth science circle as an expert in Fluid Inclusion Research and have contributed significantly in this field. I have developed Fluid Inclusion Laboratory at IIT Kharagpur and have been working on different types of apparatus for nearly three decades. My work on base and precious metal deposits in India involve a significant component of fluid inclusion work. I am one of the founder members of the biennial meeting of Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI) that started in 2006 and have been in the Scientific Committee of all the meetings so far. I have been a part of a DST sponsored short course on this subject and have been imparting training to Scientists in the Geological Survey of India and Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration and Research in India.
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Teaching Assistant(s)




Duttanjali Rout



 Course Duration : Aug-Sep 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 06-Aug-2018