homogenization temperature

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homogenization temperature
1. Temperature at which an exsolution pair of minerals, e.g. chalcopyritesphalerite, homogenize to a single crystalline phase.

2. Temperature at which the liquid and vapour phase in a fluid inclusion homogenize to monophase liquid or vapour. This gives an indication of the minimum trapping temperature of the fluid inclusion. See also GEOTHERMOMETER.