MINMELT: A Q-basic program for the numerical simulation of low-P high-T melt-mineral equilibria in alkalic and tholeiitic basic magmas

Camur M.

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, vol.22, no.10, pp.1109-1122, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0098-3004(96)00055-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1109-1122
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A Q-basic program (MINMELT) for the simulation of the equilibrium state of multicomponent basic magmatic systems has been developed for personal computers. For given values of bulk composition, temperature, and oxygen fugacity, the program performs equilibrium crystallization calculations at low pressures and computes the compositions of coexisting melt and mineral phases and their amounts. Calculated results, obtained from Na- and K-rich alkali lava bulk compositions are in agreement with the experimental values. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd