Christian CHOPIN

Directeur de recherche 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.

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: Member of the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Rome


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

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


Reviewed articles

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, accepted July 2017.

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.