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Dr Gautier Nicoli

Dr Gautier Nicoli

Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology

Gautier Nicoli is available for consultancy.

Department of Earth Sciences
Office M07
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 333474


Petrology ; Geochemistry ; microstructure ; Microscopy


  • Layered intrusions
  • Liquid immiscibility
  • Textural development in crystal mush
  • Igneous petrology

Key Publications

Nicoli, G., Stevens, G., Moyen, J. F., Vezinet, A., & Mayne, M. Insights into the complexity of crustal differentiation: K2O‐poor leucosomes within metasedimentary migmatites from the Southern Marginal Zone of the Limpopo Belt, South Africa. Journal of Metamorphic Geology DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12265

Nicoli, G., Steven,s G. & Moyen, J-F, 2016. Diversity of burial rates in convergent settings with time . Scientific Reports, 6.

Laurent O., Nicoli G., Zeh A., Stevens G., Moyen J–F. & Vezinet A., 2014. Comment on Ultrahigh-temperature granulites and magnesian charnockites: evidence for the Neoarchean accretion along the northern margin of the Kaapvaal craton by Rajesh et al. Precambrian Research DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.07.010.

Nicoli G., Stevens G., Moyen J–F. & Frei D., 2014. Rapid evolution from sediment to anatectic granulite in an Archean continental collision zone: The example of the Bandelierkop Formation metapelites, South Marginal Zone, Limpopo Belt, South Africa. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12116.

Nicoli G., Stevens G., Buick I.S., & Moyen J–F., 2015. Comment on Ultrahightemperature metamorphism from an unsual corundum + orthopyroxene intergrowth bearing Al-Mg granulite from the Southern Marginal Zone, Limpopo Belt, South Africa. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI: 10.1007/s00410-014-1022-6.

Taylor J., Nicoli G., Stevens G., Frei D. & Moyen J–F., 2014. The processes that control leucosome compositions in metasedimentary granulites: Perspectives from the Limpopo Belt (South Africa) South Marginal Zone anatectites. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12087.


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