Volcanic area

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You visit a young volcanic area and find volcanoes erupting magmas that range in composition from basalt to dacite. There are two hypotheses for how this range of magmas arose: 1. Crystal fractionation from a parent basaltic magma. 2. Mixing of basaltic magma with rhyolite magma derived by partial melting of Precambrian granite. Devise a geochemical test, using isotopic data, for evaluating these hypotheses. What does each predict about isotopic variability in the suite?

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