Xenoliths from the Wyoming craton

Since there are only rare locations in which mantle rock are exposed, xenoliths (rock fragments that were carried from large depths by erupted magma) can tell us on the composition and microstructure of the deep mantle. Through a microstructual and chemical analysis the xenoliths from Wyoming can suggest on the evolution of the continental lithosphere below the North America plate. 

A microstructural - orientation map using the Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). Colors show the crystals orientations.

During an EBSD scan at UC San Diego

Yuval Boneh



Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Contact information:


Email: bonehyuv@bgu.ac.il


​Phone: +972-8-6461367


Office # 333

Grosman Building for Geology (# 58)

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