Christian Chopin

Directeur de recherche au CNRS




Publications dans des revues et séries à comité de lecture


65. Fialin M., Chopin C. (2006) Electron-beam (5-10 keV) damage in triplite-group phosphates: consequences for electron-microprobe analysis of fluorine.

            Am. Mineralogist, accepté sous réserve de révision mineure.


64. Michard A., Avigad D., Goffé B., Chopin C. (2005): The high-pressure metamorphic front of the south Western Alps (Ubaye-Maira transect, France, Italy).

            Schweiz. mineral. petrogr. Mitt. 84 (sous presse).


63. Bousquet, R., Goffé B., Le Pichon X., de Capitani C., Chopin C., Henry P. (2005): Comment on ‘‘Subduction factory: 1. Theoretical mineralogy, densities, seismic wave speeds, and H2O contents’’ by Bradley R. Hacker, Geoffrey A. Abers, and Simon M. Peacock,

J. Geophys. Res. 110, B02206, doi:10.1029/2004JB003450.


62. Leyx C., Van Miltenburg C.J., Chopin C., Cemič L. (2005): Heat-capacity measurements and absolute entropy of ε-Mg2PO4OH.

Phys. Chem. Minerals 78, 13-18.


60. Beyssac O., Chopin C. (2003): Comment on "Diamond, former coesite and supersilicic garnet in metasedimentary rocks from the Greek Rhodope: a new ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic province established" by E.D. Mposkos and D.K. Kostopoulos [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 192 (2001) 497-506].

Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 214, 669-674.          


59. Chopin C. (2003): Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism: tracing continental crust into the mantle.

Earth planet. Sci. Lett. (Frontiers article), 212, 1-14.           


58. Avigad D., Chopin C., Le Bayon R. (2003): Thrusting and extension in the southern Dora-Maira ultra-high-pressure massif (Western Alps): view from below the coesite-bearing unit.

            J. Geol. 111, 57-70.


57. Chopin C., Goffé B., Ungaretti L., Oberti R. (2003): Magnesiostaurolite and zincostaurolite: mineral description with a petrogenetic and crystal-chemical update.

            Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 167-176.           


56. Beyssac O., Goffé B., Chopin C., Rouzaud J.N. (2002): Raman spectra of carbonaceous material in metasediments: a new geothermometer.

            J. metamorphic Geol. 20, 859-871.  


55. Beyssac O., Rouzaud J.-N., Goffé B., Brunet F., Chopin C. (2002): Graphitization in a high-pressure metamorphic gradient: a micro-Raman and HRTEM study.

Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 143, 19-31.          


54. Scherrer N.C., Gnos E., Chopin C. (2001): Retrograde monazite-forming reaction in bearthite-bearing high-pressure rocks.

Schweiz. mineral. petrogr. Mitt., in press

53. Chopin C., Ferraris G., Brunet F., Prencipe M., Medenbach O. (2001): Raadeite, Mg7(PO4)2(OH)8, a new dense-packed phosphate from Modum, Norway.

            Eur. J. Mineral. 13, 319-327.

52. Simon G., Chopin C. (2001): Enstatite–sapphirine crack-related assemblages in ultrahigh-pressure pyrope megablasts, Dora-Maira massif, western Alps.

            Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 140, 422-440.

51. Ferraris C., Chopin C., Wessicken R. (2000): Nano- to microscale decompression products in ultrahigh-pressure phengite: HRTEM and AEM study, and some petrological implications.

            Amer. Mineral. 85, 1195-1201.

50. Platonov A.N., Langer K., Chopin C., Andrut M., Taran M.N. (2000): Fe2+-Ti4+ charge transfer in dumortierite.

            Eur. J. Mineral. 12, 521-528.

49. Chopin C., Schertl H.-P. (1999) The UHP unit in the Dora-Maira massif, Western Alps.
International Geology Review 41, 765-780.

48. Paquette J.-L., Montel J.-M., Chopin C. (1999): U-Th-Pb dating of the Brossasco ultrahigh-pressure metagranite, Dora-Maira massif, western Alps.
Eur. J. Mineral. 11, 69-77.

47. Brunet F., Chopin C., Seifert F. (1998): Phase relations in the MgO-P2O5-H2O system and the stability of phosphoellenbergerite. Petrological applications.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 131, 54-70.

46. Simon G., Chopin C., Schenk V. (1997): Near-end-member magnesiochloritoid in prograde-zoned pyrope, Dora-Maira massif, western Alps.
Lithos 41, 37-57.

45. Bousquet R., Goffé B., Henry P., Le Pichon X., Chopin C. (1997): Kinematic, thermal and petrological model of the Central Alps: Lepontine metamorphism in the upper crust and eclogitisation of the lower crust.
Tectonophysics 273, 105-127.

44. Jaulmes S., Elfakir A., Quarton M., Brunet F., Chopin C. (1997): Structure cristalline de la phase haute température et haute pression de Mg3(PO4)2.
J. solid State Chemistry 129, 341-345.

43. Theye Th., Chopin C., Grevel K.D., Ockenga E. (1997): The assemblage diaspore + quartz in metamorphic rocks: a petrological, experimental and thermodynamic study.
J. metamorphic Geol. 15, 17-28.

42. Michard A., Goffé B., Chopin C., Henry C. (1996): Did the Western Alps develop through an Oman-type stage? The geotectonic setting of high-pressure metamorphism in two contrasting Tethyan transects.
Eclogae geol. Helv. 89, 43-80.

41. Brunet F., Chopin C., Elfakir A., Quarton M. (1995): Crystal and powder XRD data of Mg3(PO4)2-III: High-temperature and high-pressure form.
Powder Diffraction 10, 293-295.

40. Brunet F., Chopin C. (1995): Bearthite, Ca2Al(PO4)2OH: synthesis, stability and thermodynamic properties.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 121, 258-266.

39. Philippot P., Chevallier P., Chopin C., Dubessy J. (1995): Fluid composition and evolution in coesite-bearing rocks (Dora-Maira massif, Western Alps): implications for element recycling during subduction.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 121, 29-44.

35. Chopin C., Ferraris G., Ivaldi G., Schertl H.-P., Schreyer W., Compagnoni R., Davidson C., Davis A.M. (1995): Magnesiodumortierite, a new mineral from very-high-pressure rocks (western Alps). II. Crystal chemistry and petrological significance.
Eur. J. Mineral. 7, 525-535.

34. Ferraris G., Ivaldi G., Chopin C. (1995): Magnesiodumortierite, a new mineral from very-high-pressure rocks (western Alps). I. Crystal structure.
Eur. J. Mineral. 7, .167-174.

33. Vidal O., Theye Th., Chopin C. (1994): Experimental study of chloritoid stability at high pressure and various fO2 conditions.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 118, 256-270.

32. Avigad D., Chopin C., Goffé G., Michard A. (1994): Tectonic model for the evolution of the western Alps. Reply.
Geology 22, 762-763.

31. Henry C., Michard A., Chopin C. (1993): Geometry and structural evolution of ultra-high-pressure and high-pressure rocks from the Dora Maira massif, Western Alps.
J. structural Geol. 15, 965-982.

30. Avigad D., Chopin C., Goffé B., Michard A. (1993): Tectonic model for the evolution of the western Alps.
Geology 21, 659-662.

29. Michard A., Chopin C., Henry C. (1993): Compression versus extension in the exhumation of the Dora-Maira coesite-bearing unit, Western Alps, Italy.
Tectonophysics 221, 173-193.

28. Chopin C., Brunet F., Gebert W., Medenbach O., Tillmanns E. (1993): Bearthite, Ca2Al(PO4)2OH, a new mineral from high-pressure terranes of the western Alps.
Bull. suisse Minéral. Pétrogr. 73, 1-9.

27. Chopin C., Seidel E., Theye T., Ferraris G., Ivaldi G., Catti M. (1992): Magnesiochloritoid, and the Fe-Mg series of the chloritoid group.
Eur. J. Mineral. 4, 67-76.

26. Schertl H.-P., Schreyer W., Chopin C. (1991): The pyrope-coesite rocks and their country rocks at Parigi, Dora Maira Massif, Western Alps: detailed petrography, mineral chemistry and P-T path.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 108, 1-21.

25. Chopin C., Henry C., Michard A. (1991): Geology and petrology of the coesite-bearing terrain, Dora-Maira massif, Western Alps.
Eur. J. Mineral. 3, 263-291.

24. Monié P., Chopin C. (1991): 40Ar/39Ar dating in coesite-bearing and associated units of the Dora-Maira massif, Western Alps.
Eur. J. Mineral. 3, 239-262.

22. Paquette J.-L., Chopin C., Peucat J.-J. (1989): U-Pb zircon, Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd geochronology of high- to very-high-pressure rocks from the Western Alps.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 101, 280-289.16. Chopin C. (1986): Phase relationships of ellenbergerite, a new high-pressure Mg-Al-Ti-silicate in pyrope-coesite-quartzite from the Western Alps. in 'Blueschists and eclogites', E.H. Brown & B.W. Evans eds.
Geol. Soc. Amer. Mem. 164, 31-42.

21. Massonne H.-J., Chopin C. (1989): P-T history of the Gran Paradiso (western Alps) metagranites based on phengite geobarometry. in 'Evolution of metamorphic belts', J.S. Daly, R.A. Cliff, B.W.D. Yardley eds.
Geol. Soc. London spec. Publ. 43, 545-549.

20. Chopin C., Langer K. (1988): Fe2+-Ti4+ charge transfer between face-sharing octahedra: polarized absorption spectra and crystal chemistry of ellenbergerite.
Bull. Minéral. 111, 17-27.

19. Schreyer W., Massonne H.-J., Chopin C. (1987): Continental crust subducted to depths near 100 km: implications for magma and fluid genesis in collision zones. in 'Magmatic processes: physicochemical principles', B.O. Mysen ed.
Geochemical Society spec. Publ. 1, 155-163.

18. Chopin C. (1987): Very-high-pressure metamorphism in the western Alps: implications for the subduction of continental crust. in "Tectonic settings of regional metamorphism", E.R. Oxburgh, B.W.D. Yardley, P.C. England eds.
Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London A-321, 183-197.

17. Goffé B., Chopin C. (1986): High-pressure metamorphism in the Western Alps: zoneography of metapelites, chronology and consequences.
Schweiz. mineral. petrogr. Mitt. 66, 41-52.

15. Chopin C., Klaska R., Medenbach O., Dron D. (1986): Ellenbergerite, a new high-pressure Mg-Al-(Ti,Zr)-silicate with a novel structure based on face-sharing octahedra.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 92, 316-321.

14. Boyer H., Smith D.C., Chopin C., Lasnier B. (1985): Raman microprobe (RMP) determination of natural and synthetic coesite.
Phys. Chem. Minerals 12, 45-48.

13. Gillet Ph., Ingrin J., Chopin C. (1984): Coesite in subducted continental crust: P-T history deduced from an elastic model.
Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 70, 426-436.

12. Chopin C., Monié P. (1984): A unique magnesiochloritoid-bearing , high-pressure assemblage from the Monte Rosa, Western Alps: petrologic and 40Ar/39Ar radiometric study.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 87, 388-398.

11. Chopin C. (1984): Coesite and pure pyrope in high-grade blueschists of the western Alps: a first record and some consequences.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 86, 107-118.

10. Chopin C. (1983): Magnesiochloritoid, a key-mineral for the petrogenesis of high-grade pelitic blueschists.
Bull. Minéral. 106, 715-717.

9. Chopin C., Schreyer W. (1983): Magnesiocarpholite and magnesiochloritoid: two index minerals of pelitic blueschists and their preliminary phase relations in the model system MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O.
Amer. J. Sci. 283-A, Orville volume, 72-96.

8. Chopin C., Maluski H. (1982): Unconvincing evidence against the blocking-temperature concept: a reply.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 80, 391-394.

7. Chopin C., Goffé B. (1981): High-pressure synthesis and properties of magnesiocarpholite: MgAl2[Si2O6](OH)4.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 76, 260-264.

6. Chopin C. (1981): Mise en évidence d'une discontinuité du métamorphisme alpin entre le massif du Grand Paradis et sa couverture allochtone (Alpes occidentales françaises).
Bull. Soc. géol. France (7) 23, 297-301.

5. Chopin C. (1981): Talc-phengite: a widespread assemblage in high-grade pelitic blueschists of the Western Alps.
J. Petrol. 22, 628-650.

4. Chopin C., Maluski H. (1980): 40Ar/39Ar dating of high-pressure metamorphic micas from the Gran Paradiso area (Western Alps): evidence against the blocking-temperature concept.
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 74, 109-122.

3. Chopin C. (1978): Les paragenèses réduites ou oxydées de concentrations manganésifères des "schistes lustrés" de Haute-Maurienne.
Bull. Minéral. 101, 514-531.

2. Chopin C., Maluski H. (1978): Résultats préliminaires obtenus par la méthode 40Ar/39Ar sur les minéraux alpins du Grand Paradis et de son enveloppe.
Bull. Soc. géol. France (7) 20, 745-749.

1. Chopin C. (1977): Une paragenèse à margarite dans un domaine de haute pression et basse température (massif du Grand Paradis, Alpes françaises).
C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris), série D, 285, 1383-1386.


Publications dans des ouvrages

61. Chopin C., Ferraris G. (2003): Mineral chemistry and mineral reactions in UHPM rocks. Chapter 7 in 'Ultrahigh pressure metamorphism', D.A. Carswell and R. Compagnoni eds., EMU notes in Mineralogy, vol. 5, p. 191-227.

38. Compagnoni R., Hirajima T., Chopin C. (1995): Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in the western Alps. Chapter 7 in
'Ultra-high-pressure metamorphism', R.G. Coleman and X. Wang eds., Cambridge University Press, 206-243.

37. Michard A., Henry C., Chopin C. (1995): Structures in ultrahigh-pressure rocks, a case study from the Alps. Chapter 4 in
'Ultra-high-pressure metamorphism', R.G. Coleman and X. Wang eds., Cambridge University Press, 132-158.

36. Chopin C., Sobolev N.V. (1995): Principal mineralogic indicators of UHP in crustal rocks. Chapter 3 in
'Ultra-high-pressure metamorphism', R.G. Coleman and X. Wang eds., Cambridge University Press, p. 96-131.

23. Chopin C. (1990): Mineral assemblages in pelitic compositions. Chapter 2.4 in
'Eclogite facies rocks', D.A. Carswell ed., Blackie, 35-42.



Autres publications, mémoires de thèse


Chopin C. (2000) : De l’intérieur de la Terre aux poussières cosmiques : la Minéralogie moderne.

Revue du Palais de la découverte, n° 277, p. 46-53.

Simon G., Chopin C., Schenk V. (1995): Granulite-facies overprint in ultrahigh-pressure rocks, Dora-Maira massif, Western Alps?
Internat. Coll. "High-pressure metamorphism in Nature and experiment".
Bochumer geol. geotech. Arb. 44, 224-227.

Chopin C. (1995): Petrology of the pyrope megablasts in the Dora-Maira ultrahigh-pressure rocks.
Internat. Coll. "High-pressure metamorphism in Nature and experiment".
Bochumer geol. geotech. Arb. 44, 32-36.

Michard A., Chopin C. (1995): Subduction et exhumation des roches continentales.
Pour la Science, dossier hors-série "L'écorce terrestre", p. 38-43.

Deville E., Chopin C., Goffé B., Guillot P.L. (1991): Notice explicative, feuille Tignes (752)
Carte géologique de France (1/50 000) - Orléans, BRGM, 48 p.

Vielzeuf D., Chopin C. (1990): La croûte continentale profonde : nature et évolution.
Le courrier du CNRS, numéro spécial "Sciences de la Terre", 76, 33-34.

Chopin C. (1985): Les relations de phases à haute pression dans les roches pélitiques. Approche expérimentale et naturaliste. Conséquences géodynamiques pour les Alpes occidentales. Doctorat d'Etat, Université Paris 6.

Mémoires des Sciences de la Terre no. 85-11, 80 p. + annexes.

Chopin C. (1984): Pelitic blueschists, a new aspect of metamorphic petrology.
Terra Cognita 4, 35-37.

Chopin C., Maresch W.V. (1984): High-pressure metamorphism, a record of subduction and crustal thickening.
Terra Cognita 4, 33-34.

Chopin C. (1979): De la Vanoise au massif du Grand Paradis : une approche pétrologique et radiochronologique de la signification géodynamique du métamorphisme de haute pression. Thèse de 3ème cycle, Université Paris 6, 145 p. + annexes.

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