Christian CHOPIN

Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS

Laboratoire de Géologie de l’ENS, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France


'Student' at Ecole normale supérieure (ENS Paris, France), 1974–1978

Maîtrise ès Sciences physiques de la Terre, University Paris Diderot, June 1976

Doctorat de 3ème cycle, Pierre and Marie Curie University, March 1979

Doctorat d'état, ès sciences, Pierre and Marie Curie University, March 1985

Positions held

1979–1981: Post-doctoral fellow of the D.A.A.D., Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

1981–1990: Research associate of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), at the Laboratoire de Géologie, ENS, Paris.

1990–2002: Directeur de recherche CNRS (2nd class), at ENS, Paris.

2002–present: Directeur de recherche CNRS (1st class), at ENS, Paris; emeritus since 2021.

Main Research Interests

Mineralogy and metamorphic Petrology.

- High- and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism, exhumation of high-pressure rocks, continental subduction

- Characterisation of high-pressure mineral indicators, thermodynamic and physical properties

- Phase relations in silicate and phosphate systems, in nature and experiment; thermobarometry

- Crystal chemistry of rock-forming minerals, including accessory ones.

Current Research

Awards and Honours

1986: V.M. Goldschmidt Prize, the German Mineralogical Society.

1987: CNRS bronze Medal.

1993: Van den Broeck Medal, the Belgian Geological Society.

1994: Buttgenbach Prize, the Royal Academy of Belgium.

1994: Fellowship, the Mineralogical Society of America.

1995: Medal for Research Excellence, the European Mineralogical Union.

2005: Member of the Leopoldina, German Academy of Sciences.

2007: „Chopinite“, Mg3(PO4)2, a new mineral dedicated by E.S. Grew et al. (2007, EJM, 19, 229-245).

2012: Foreign member of the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Rome.

2019: Corresponding member of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (full member in 2023).

2022: SFMC Merit Award, Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie.

2023: Foreign member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice.


1988 to 2000: chief editor of European Journal of Mineralogy.

2001 to 2018: managing editor of European Journal of Mineralogy.

2019 to present: advisory editor of European Journal of Mineralogy.

Publications in peer reviewed journal or series

103. Mingardi, G., Campomenosi, N., Gilio, M., Chopin, C., Scambelluri, M., Alvaro, M. (2023): Elastic thermobarometry of ultrahigh-pressure metapelites from the Brossasco-Isasca Unit (Dora-Maira Massif, Western Alps).

Lithos, 448-449, 107167,

102. Michard, A., Schmid, S. M., Lahfid, A., Ballèvre, M., Manzotti, P., Chopin, C., Iaccarino, S., Dana, D. (2022): The Maira-Sampeyre and Val Grana Allochthons (south Western Alps): review and new data on the tectonometamorphic evolution of the Briançonnais distal margin.

Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 115, 19, doi: 10.1186/s00015-022-00419-8.

101. Bonnet, G., Chopin, C., Locatelli, M., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Hacker, B.R. (2022): Protracted Subduction of the European Hyperextended Margin Revealed by Rutile U-Pb Geochronology across the Dora-Maira Massif (Western Alps).

Tectonics 41, 31, doi: 10.1029/2021tc007170,

100. Farah, A., Michard A., Saddiqi O., Chalouan A., Chopin C., Montero, P., Corsini M., Bea, F. (2021): The Beni Bousera marbles, record of a Triassic-Early Jurassic hyperextended margin in the Alpujarrides-Sebtides units (Rif belt, Morocco).

Bulletin de la Société géologique de France / Earth Sciences Bulletin, 192, 26, doi : 10.1051/bsgf/2021015.

99. Uzel J., Lagabrielle Y., Fourcade S., Chopin C., Monchoux P., Clerc C. (2020): The sapphirine-bearing rocks in contact with the Lherz peridotite body: new mineralogical data, age and a tentative interpretation.

Bulletin de la Société géologique de France / Earth Sciences Bulletin, 191, 5.

98. Masci L., Dubacq B., Verlaguet A., Chopin C., De Andrade V., Herviou, C. (2019): A XANES and EPMA study of Fe3+ in chlorite: substitutions, importance of ‘oxychlorite’ and implications for cation site distribution and thermobarometry.

American Mineralogist, 104, 403–417.

97. Bourdelle F., Beyssac O., Parra T., Chopin C. (2018): Nanoscale chemical zoning of chlorite and implications for low-temperature thermometry: application to the Glarus Alps (Switzerland).

Lithos, 314-315, 551-561.

96. Wunder B., Kutzschbach M., Hosse L., Wilke F.D.H., Schertl H.-P., Chopin C. (2018): Synthetic [4]B-bearing dumortierite and natural [4]B-free magnesiodumortierite from the Dora-Maira Massif: Differences in boron coordination in response to ultrahigh pressure.

European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 471-483.

95. Chopin C. (2018): The credibility of scientific writing: an appeal for responsability.

Elements, 14, 79.

94. Malvoisin B., Chopin C., Baronnet A., Brunet F., Bezacier L., Guillot S. (2017): Fe-Ni-rich silicate aggregates after sulfide in high-pressure serpentinite.

Journal of Petrology, 58, 963-978.

93. Hyppolito T.; Angiboust S., Juliani C., Glodny J., Garcia-Casco A., Calderon M., Chopin C. (2016): Eclogite-, amphibolite- and blueschist-facies rocks from Diego de Almagro Island (Patagonia): Episodic accretion and thermal evolution of the Chilean subduction interface during the Cretaceous.

Lithos, 264, 422-440.

92. Plunder A., Agard Ph., Chopin C., Soret M., Okay A.I., Whitechurch H. (2016): Metamorphic sole formation, emplacement and blueschist facies overprint: early subduction dynamics witnessed by western Turkey ophiolites.

Terra Nova, 28, 329-339. doi : 10.1111/ter.12225

91. Chopin, C. Guillot, F., Di Rosa, M. (2015): Jadeite in the Gran Paradiso massif: the high-pressure metamorphic evolution of upper continental crust.

Rendiconti Online (Societa Geologica Italiana), 37, 20-23.

90. Clerc C., Lahfid A., Monié P., Lagabrielle Y., Chopin C., Poujol M., Boulvais Ph., et al. (2015): High-temperature metamorphism during extreme thinning of the continental crust: a reappraisal of the North Pyrenean paleo-passive margin.

Solid Earth, 6, 643-668. <10.5194/se-6-643-2015>.

89. Plunder A., Agard Ph., Chopin C., Pourteau A., Okay A.I. (2015): Accretion, underplating and exhumation along a subduction interface: from subduction initiation to continental subduction (Tavşanlı zone, W. Turkey).

Lithos, 226, 233.254.

88. El Atrassi F., Chazot G., Brunet F., Chopin C., Bouybaouene M. (2014): Amphibole genesis in pyroxenites from the Beni Bousera peridotite massif (Rif, Morocco): Evidence for two different metasomatic episodes.

Lithos, 208, 67-80.

87. Angiboust S., Glodny J., Oncken O., Chopin C. (2014): In search of transient subduction interfaces in the Dent Blanche-Sesia Tectonic System (W. Alps).

Lithos, 205, 298-321.

86. Della Ventura G., Bellatreccia F., Radica F., Chopin C., Oberti R. (2014): The arrojadite enigma III. The incorporation of volatiles: a polarised FTIR spectroscopy study.

European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, 679-688.

85. Chopin C., Armbruster Th., Grew E.S., Baronnet A., Leyx C., Medenbach O. (2014): The triplite–triploidite supergroup: structural modulation in wagnerite, discreditation of magniotriplite, and the new mineral hydroxylwagnerite.

European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, 553-565.

84. Lazic B., Armbruster T., Chopin C., Grew E.S., Baronnet A., Palatinus L. (2014): Superspace description of wagnerite-group minerals, (Mg,Fe,Mn)2PO4(F,OH).

Acta Crystallographica, B70, doi:10.1107/S2052520613031247

83. El Atrassi F., Brunet F., Chazot G., Bouybaouene M., Chopin C. (2013): Metamorphic and magmatic overprint of garnet pyroxenites from the Beni Bousera massif (northern Morocco): Petrography, mineral chemistry and thermobarometry.

Lithos, 179, 231-248.

82. Plunder A., Agard Ph., Chopin C., Okay A. (2013): Geodynamics of the Tavşanlı zone, western Turkey: Insights into subduction/obduction processes.

Tectonophysics, 608, 884-903.

81. Bonazzi P., Lepore G.O., Bindi L., Chopin C., Husdal T.A. (2014): Perbøeite-(Ce) and alnaperbøeite-(Ce), two new members of the epidote - törnebohmite polysomatic series: chemistry, structure, dehydration and clue for a sodian epidote end-member.

American Mineralogist, 99, 157-169.

80. Bourdelle F., Parra T., Chopin C., Beyssac O. (2013): A new chlorite geothermometer for diagenetic to low-grade metamorphic conditions.

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165, 723-735.

79. Bourdelle F., Parra T., Beyssac O., Chopin C., Vidal O. (2013): Clay minerals thermometry: A comparative study based on high-spatial-resolution analyses of illite and chlorite in Gulf Coast sandstones (Texas, USA).

American Mineralogist, 98, 914-926.

78. Bourdelle F., Parra T., Beyssac O., Chopin C., Moreau F. (2012) : Ultrathin section preparation of phyllosilicates by Focused Ion Beam milling for quantitative analysis by TEM-EDX.

Applied Clay Science, 59-60, 121-130.

77. Malvoisin B., Chopin C., Brunet F., Galvez M. (2012): Low-temperature wollastonite formed by carbonate reduction: a marker of serpentinite redox conditions.

Journal of Petrology, 53, 159-176.

76. Plunder A., Agard P., Dubacq B., Chopin C., Bellanger M. (2012): How continuous and precise is the record of P-T paths? Insights from combined thermobarometry and thermodynamic modelling into subduction dynamics (Schistes Lustrés, W. Alps).

Journal of metamorphic Geology, 30, 323-346.

75. Angiboust S., Langdon R., Agard P., Waters D., Chopin C. (2012): Eclogitization of the Monviso ophiolite (W. Alps) and implications on subduction dynamics.

Journal of metamorphic Geology, 30, 37-61.

74. El Atrassi F., Brunet F., Bouybaouene M., Chopin C., Chazot G. (2011): Melting textures and microdiamonds preserved in graphite pseudomorphs from the Beni Bousera peridotite massif, Morocco.

Eur. J. Mineral., 23, 157-168.

73. Lahfid A., Beyssac O., Deville E., Negro F., Chopin C., Goffé B. (2010): Evolution of the Raman spectrum of carbonaceous material in low-grade metasediments, Glarus Alps (Switzerland).

Terra Nova, 22, 354-360.

72. Gabalda S., Beyssac O., Jolivet L., Agard Ph., Chopin C. (2009): Thermal structure of a fossil subduction wedge in the Western Alps.

Terra Nova, 21, 28-34.

71. Chopin C., Beyssac O., Bernard S., Malavieille J. (2008): Aragonite-grossular intergrowths in eclogite-facies marble, Alpine Corsica.

Eur. J. Mineral., 20, 857-865.

70. Cenki-Tok B., Ragu A., Armbruster T., Chopin C., Medenbach O. (2006): New Mn- and rare-earth-rich epidote-group minerals in metacherts: manganiandrosite-(Ce) and vanadoandrosite-(Ce).

Eur. J. Mineral., 18, 569-582.

69. Armbruster T., Bonazzi P., Akasaka M., Bermanec V., Chopin C., Gieré R., Heuss-Assbichler S., Liebscher A., Menchetti S., Pan Y., Pasero M. (2006): Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals.

Eur. J. Mineral., 18, 561-567.

68. Cenki-Tok B., Chopin C. (2006): Coexisting calderite and spessartine garnets in eclogite-facies metacherts of the Western Alps.

Mineralogy and Petrology, 88, 47-68. DOI 10.1007/s00710-006-0146-4. [4]

67. Chopin C., Oberti R., Cámara F. (2006): The arrojadite enigma. II. Compositional space, new members and nomenclature of the group.

Am. Mineralogist, 91, 1260-1270.

66. Cámara F., Oberti R., Chopin C., Medenbach O. (2006): The arrojadite enigma. I. A new formula and a new model for the arrojadite structure.

Am. Mineralogist, 91, 1249-1259.

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, 91, 503-510.

64. Michard A., Avigad D., Goffé B., Chopin C. (2004): The high-pressure metamorphic front of the south Western Alps (Ubaye-Maira transect, France, Italy).

Schweiz. mineral. petrogr. Mitt., 84, 215-235.

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, 32, 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., 81, 369-378.

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.

Am. Mineralogist 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-highpressure 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.

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.

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.

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

Book chapters

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.

Other publications

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., Maresch W.V. (1984): High-pressure metamorphism, a record of subduction and crustal thickening.

Terra Cognita 4, 33-34.

Chopin C. (1984): Pelitic blueschists, a new aspect of metamorphic petrology.

Terra Cognita 4, 35-37.

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 n° 85-11, 80 p. + annexes.

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.