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Research Article

Timescales of Quartz Crystallization and the Longevity of the Bishop Giant Magma Body

  • Guilherme A. R. Gualda mail,

    g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu

    Affiliation: Vanderbilt University, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Ayla S. Pamukcu,

    Affiliation: Vanderbilt University, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Mark S. Ghiorso,

    Affiliation: OFM Research - West, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Alfred T. Anderson Jr,

    Affiliation: The University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Stephen R. Sutton,

    Affiliations: The University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, The University of Chicago, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Mark L. Rivers

    Affiliations: The University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, The University of Chicago, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: May 30, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037492

About the Authors

Guilherme A. R. Gualda, Ayla S. Pamukcu
Vanderbilt University, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Mark S. Ghiorso
OFM Research - West, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Alfred T. Anderson Jr, Stephen R. Sutton, Mark L. Rivers
The University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Stephen R. Sutton, Mark L. Rivers
The University of Chicago, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GARG. Performed the experiments: GARG ASP MSG ATA SRS MLR. Analyzed the data: GARG ASP MSG ATA SRS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SRS MLR MSG. Wrote the paper: GARG.