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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., Holness, M.B., Neufeld, J. and Farr, R. (in-press) Microstructural evidence for crystallization regimes in mafic intrusions: a case study from the Little Minch Sill Complex, Scotland, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-018-1525-7

Vezinet, A., Moyen, J. F., Stevens, G., Nicoli, G., Laurent, O., Couzinié, S., & Frei, D. (2017). A record of 0.5 Ga of evolution of the continental crust along the northern edge of the Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa: Consequences for the understanding of Archean geodynamic processes. Precambrian Research.

Nicoli, G. & Dyck B. Exploring the metamorphic consequences of secular change in the siliciclastic compositions of continental margins. Geoscience Frontiers - Special Issue (in press).

Nicoli, G., Thomassot, E., Schannor, M., Vezinet, A., & Jovovic, I. (2017). Constraining a Precambrian Wilson Cycle lifespan: An example from the ca. 1.8 Ga Nagssugtoqidian Orogen, Southeastern Greenland. Lithos DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.10.017

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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