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  1. a measure of how readily a particular trace element will substitute for a major element within a mineral

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. a term from geochemistry

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  3. of an ion is controlled by two things: its valence and its ionic radius

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  4. Both must approximate those of the major element in order for the trace element to be compatible in the mineral

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  5. For instance, olivine (an abundant mineral in the upper mantle) has the chemical formula (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. Nickel, with very similar chemical behaviour to iron and magnesium, substitutes readily for them and hence is very compatible in the mantle

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  6. of an element in a rock is a weighted average of its compatibility in each of the minerals present

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