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Directeur de recherche CNRS

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Service National Sonde Ionique

e-mail Etienne Deloule

Recherche/Research interests

  • Water Cycle and exchange between mantle - crust and ocean
  • Distribution of water and its exchange between the different Earth reservoirs : ion microprobe measurements of water concentration and isotopic composition of mantle peridotite and lower crust granulite xenoliths
  • Trace element and stable isotope behavior and budget in the subduction process : study of the eclogitic samples of Dabie Shen, study of the melt inclusion in olivine from Antilles back arc volcanism
  • Dating of hydrothermal circulations : development of U-Pb and Rb-Sr dating by ion microprobe or LA-ICP-MS on accessory minerals of hydrothermal deposits
  • Origin of water in the Solar System and water behavior in the condensation process
  • Technical development of trace element and isotopic ratio measurements and of dating by ion microprobe


  • Doctorat ès Sciences, Nancy (1991)
  • 1991-1992 : Assistant professor, University Paris VII, Geochemistry Cosmochemistry laboratory (Professor Allègre)
  • 1992-1998 : CNRS Researcher, Geochemistry Cosmochemistry laboratory, IPG Paris and University Paris VII. Research : isotopic signatures to study ore deposits
  • 1998-1990 : Consulting for Cameca, ion and electron microprobe builder
  • 1998- present : CNRS Researcher at CRPG Nancy
  • Oct. 1992- May 1993 : Visiting research associate at Caltech, div. of Geological and Planetary Sciences, laboratory of Pr. G. Wasserburg


Publications CRPG


Abidi, R., Marignac, C., Deloule, E., Hibsch, C., Gasquet, D., Renac, C., et al. (2021). Interplay of magmatic and diapiric environments in the Djebel El Hamra Pb-Zn-Hg ore district, northern Tunisia. Mineralium Deposita, 57, 35–60.
Bouden, N., Villeneuve, J., Marrocchi, Y., Deloule, E., Füri, E., Gurenko, A., et al. (2021). Triple oxygen isotope measurements by multi-collector secondary ion mass spectrometry. Frontiers in Earth Science, , 8:601169.
Chevreux, P., Tissandier, L., Laplace, A., Vitova, T., Bahl, S., Le Guyadec, F., et al. (2021). Uranium solubility and speciation in reductive soda-lime aluminosilicate glass melts. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 544, 152666.
Decraene, M. N., Marin-Carbonne, J., Thomazo, C., Olivier, N., Philippot, P., Strauss, H., et al. (2021). Intense biogeochemical iron cycling revealed in Neoarchean micropyrites from stromatolites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 312, 299–320.
Deligny, C., Füri, E., & Deloule, E. (2021). Origin and timing of volatile delivery (N, H) to the angrite parent body : Constraints from in situ analyses of melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 313, 243–256.


Balcone-Boissard, H., Baker, D. R., Villemant, B., Cauzid, J., Boudon, G., & Deloule, E. (2020). Br diffusion in phonolitic melts : Comparison with fluorine and chlorine diffusion. American Mineralogist, 105, 1639–1646.
Bruguier, O., Caby, R., Bosch, D., Ouzegane, K., Deloule, E., Dhuime, B., et al. (2020). A case study of in situ analyses (major and trace elements, U-Pb geochronology and Hf-O isotopes) of a zircon megacryst : Implication for the evolution of the Egéré terrane (Central Hoggar, Tuareg Shield, Algeria). Precambrian Research, 351, 105966.
d'Augustin, T., Balcone-Boissard, H., Boudon, G., Martel, C., & Deloule, E. (2020). Evidence for an active, transcrustal magma system in the last 60 ka and eruptive degassing budget (H2O, CO2, S, F, Cl, Br) : The case of Dominica. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, , e2020GC009050.
Decraene, M. N., Marin-Carbonne, J., Bouvier, A. S., Villeneuve, J., Bouden, N., Luais, B., et al. (2020). High spatial resolution measurements of iron isotopes in pyrites by SIMS using the new Hyperion‐II Radio‐Frequency Plasma source. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, , e8986.
Decrée, S., Cawthorn, G., Deloule, E., Mercadier, J., Frimmel, H., & Baele, J. M. (2020). Unravelling the processes controlling apatite formation in the Phalaborwa Complex (South Africa) based on combined cathodoluminescence, LA-ICPMS and in-situ O and Sr isotope analyses. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175(34), 1–31.
El Korh, A., Boiron, M. C., Cathelineau, M., Deloule, E., & Luais, B. (2020). Tracing metallic pre-concentrations in the Limousin ophiolite-derived rocks and Variscan granites (French Massif Central). Lithos, , 356–357.
Füri, E., Zimmermann, L., Deloule, E., & Trappitsch, R. (2020). Cosmic ray effects on the isotope composition of hydrogen and noble gases in lunar samples: Insights from Apollo 12018. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 550, 116550.
Gigon, J., Deloule, E., Mercadier, J., Huston, D. L., Richard, A., Annesley, I. R., et al. (2020). Tracing metal sources for the giant McArthur River Zn-Pb deposit (Australia) using lead isotopes. Geology, 48(5), 478–482.
Moine, B. N., Bolfan-Casanova, N., Radu, I. B., Ionov, D. A., Costin, G., Korsakov, A. V., et al. (2020). Molecular hydrogen in minerals as a clue to interpret ∂D variations in the mantle. Nature Communications, 11, 3604.


Albert, H., Costa, F., Di Muro, A., Herrin, J., Metrich, N., & Deloule, E. (2019). Magma interactions, crystal mush formation, timescales, and unrest during caldera collapse and lateral eruption at ocean island basaltic volcanoes (Piton de la Fournaise, La Reunion). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 515, 187–199.
Boulesteix, T., Cathelineau, M., Deloule, E., Brouand, M., Toubon, H., Lach, P., et al. (2019). Ilmenites and their alteration products, sinkholes for uranium and radium in roll-front deposits after the example of South Tortkuduk (Kazakhstan). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 206, 106343.
El Korh, A., Deloule, E., Luais, B., Boiron, M. C., Bastian, L., & Vigier, N. (2019). Lithium behaviour and isotope fractionation during fluid-rock interactions in Variscan oceanic suture zones : Limousin ophiolite and Ile de Groix high-pressure terrane (France). Journal of Petrology, 60(10), 1963–1990.
Legros, H., Mercadier, J., Villeneuve, J., Romer, R. L., Deloule, E., Van Lichtervelde, M., et al. (2019). U-Pb isotopic dating of columbite-tantalite minerals : Development of reference materials and in situ applications by ion microprobe. Chemical Geology, 512, 69–84.
Mamane M.M., Cathelineau, M., Deloule, E., Schmitt, R., & Brouand, M. (2019). Cenozoic oxidation episodes in West Africa at the origin of the in situ supergene mineral redistribution of the primary uranium orebodies (Imouraren deposit, Tim Mersoï Basin, Northern Niger). Mineralium Deposita, .
Martz, P., Mercadier, J., Perret, J., Villeneuve, J., Deloule, E., Cathelineau, M., et al. (2019). Post-crystallization alteration of natural uraninites : Implications for dating, tracing, and nuclear forensics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 249, 138–159.
Moretti, R., Arienzo, I., Di Renzo, V., Orsi, G., Arzilli, F., Brun, F., et al. (2019). Volatile segregation and generation of highly vesiculated explosive magmas by volatile-melt fining processes : The case of the Campanian Ignimbrite eruption. Chemical Geology, 503, 1–14.
Pernet-Fisher, J. F., Deloule, E., & Joy, K. H. (2019). Evidence of chemical heterogeneity within lunar anorthosite parental magmas. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 266, 109–130.


Balcone-Boissard, H., Boudon, G., Blundy, J. D., Martel, C., Brooker, R. A., Deloule, E., et al. (2018). Deep pre-eruptive storage of silicic magmas feeding Plinian and dome-forming eruptions of central and northern Dominica (Lesser Antilles) inferred from volatile contents of melt inclusions. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 101.
Ballouard, C., Poujol, M., Mercadier, J., Deloule, E., Boulvais, P., Baele, J. M., et al. (2018). Uranium metallogenesis of the peraluminous leucogranite from the Pontivy-Rostrenen magmatic complex (French Armorican Variscan belt): the result of long-term oxidized hydrothermal alteration during strike-slip deformation. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 601–628.
Bonnetti, C., Liu, X., Mercadier, J., Cuney, M., Deloule, E., Villeneuve, J., et al. (2018). The genesis of granite-related hydrothermal uranium deposits in the Xiazhuang and Zhuguang ore fi elds, North Guangdong Province, SE China: Insights from mineralogical, trace elements and U-Pb isotopes signatures of the U mineralisation. Ore Geology Reviews, 92, 588–612.
Bosia, C., Chabaux, F., Pelt, E., Cogez, A., Stille, P., Deloule, E., et al. (2018). U-series disequilibria in minerals from Gandak River sediments (Himalaya). Chemical Geology, 477(22-34).
Cadoux, A., Iacono-Marziano, G., Scaillet, B., Aiuppa, A., Mather, T. A., Pyle, D. M., et al. (2018). The role of melt composition on aqueous fluid vs. silicate melt partitioning of bromine in magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 498, 450–463.
Füri, E., Deloule, E., & Dalou, C. (2018). Nitrogen abundance and isotope analysis of silicate glasses by secondary ionization mass spectrometry. Chemical Geology, 493, 327–337.
Florentin, L., Deloule, E., Faure, F., & Mangin, D. (2018). Chemical 3D-imaging of glass inclusions from allende (CV3) olivine via SIMS: A new insight on chondrule formation conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 230, 83–93.
Gu, X., Ingrin, J., Deloule, E., France, L., & Xia, Q. (2018). Metasomatism in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle beneath the south French Massif Central: Constraints from trace elements, Li and H in peridotite minerals. Chemical Geology, 478, 2–17.
Pfister, L., Thielen, F., Deloule, E., Valle, N., Lentzen, E., Grave, C., et al. (2018). Freshwater pearl mussels as a stream water stable isotope recorder. Ecohydrology, 11(7).
Roskosz, M., Deloule, E., Ingrin, J., Depecker, C., Laporte, D., Merkel, S., et al. (2018). Kinetic D/H fractionation during hydration and dehydration of silicate glasses, melts and nominally anhydrous minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 233, 14–32.
Vanderhaeghe, O., Kruckenberg, S. C., Gerbault, M., Martin, L., Duchêne, S., & Deloule, E. (2018). Crustal-scale convection and diapiric upwelling of a partially molten orogenic root (Naxos dome, Greece). Tectonophysics, 746, 459–469.


Bonnetti, C., Cuney, M., Bourlange, S., Deloule, E., Poujol, M., Liu, X., et al. (2017). Primary uranium sources for sedimentary-hosted uranium deposits in NE China: insight from basement igneous rocks of the Erlian Basin. Mineralium Deposita, 52(3), 297–315.
Cadoux, A., Iacono-Marziano, G., Paonita, A., Deloule, E., Aiuppa, A., Eby, G. N., et al. (2017). A new set of standards for in – situ measurement of bromine abundances in natural silicate glasses: Application to SR-XRF, LA-ICP-MS and SIMS techniques. Chemical Geology, 452, 60–70.
Chen, H., Xia, Q., Ingrin, J., Deloule, E., & Bi, Y. (2017). Heterogeneous source components of intraplate basalts from NE China induced by the ongoing Pacific slab subduction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 459, 208–220.
Chen, H., Xia, Q. K., Deloule, E., & Ingrin, J. (2017). Typical oxygen profile of altered oceanic crust recorded in continental intraplate basalts. Journal of Earth Science, 28, 578–587.
Chevreux, P., Laplace, A., Deloule, E., Tissandier, L., & Massoni, N. (2017). Hafnium solubility determination in soda-lime aluminosilicate glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 457, 13–24.
El Korh, A., Luais, B., Boiron, M. C., Deloule, E., & Cividini, D. (2017). Investigation of Ge and Ga exchange behaviour and Ge isotopic fractionation during subduction zone metamorphism. Chemical Geology, 449, 165–181.
El Korh, A., Luais, B., Deloule, E., & Cividini, D. (2017). Iron isotope fractionation in subduction‑related high‑pressure metabasites (Ile de Groix, France). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 172, 41.
Erdmann, M., France, L., Fischer, L. A., Deloule, E., & Koepke, J. (2017). Trace elements in anatectic products at the roof of mid-ocean ridge magma chambers: An experimental study. Chemical Geology, 456, 43–57.
Füri, E., Deloule, E., & Trappitsch, R. (2017). The production rate of cosmogenic deuterium at the Moon’s surface. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 76–82.
Florentin, L., Faure, F., Deloule, E., Tissandier, L., Gurenko, A., & Lequin, D. (2017). Origin of Na in glass inclusions hosted in olivine from Allende CV3 and Jbilet Winselwan CM2: Implications for chondrule formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 160–171.
Liu, J., Wang, Z. Z., Yu, H. R., Xia, Q. K., Deloule, E., & Feng, M. (2017). Dynamic contribution of recycled components from the subducted Pacific slab: Oxygen isotopic composition of the basalts from 106 Ma to 60 Ma in North China Craton. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, .
Rossi, M., Gasquet, D., Cheilletz, A., Tarrieu, L., Bounajma, H., Mantoy, T., et al. (2017). Isotopic and geochemical constraints on lead and fluid sources of the Pb-Zn-Ag mineralization in the polymetallic Tighza-Jbel Aouam district (central Morocco), and relationships with the geodynamic context. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 127, 194–210.


Ballouard, C., Poujol, M., Boulvais, P., Mercadier, J., Tartèse, R., Venneman, T., et al. (2016). Magmatic and hydrothermal behavior of uranium in syntectonic leucogranites: The uranium mineralization associated with the Hercynian Guérande granite (Armorican Massif, France). Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 309–331.
Druitt, T. H., Mercier, M., Florentin, L., Deloule, E., Cluzel, N., Médard, E., et al. (2016). Magma storage and extraction during plinian and interplinian periods at Santorini caldera (Greece). Journal of Petrology, 57, 461–494.
Eglinger, A., Vanderhaeghe, O., André-Mayer, A. S., Goncalves, P., Zeh, A., Durand, C., et al. (2016). Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the internal zone of the Pan-African Lufilian orogenic belt (Zambia): Implications for crustal reworking and syn-orogenic uranium mineralizations. Lithos, 240, 167–188.
Fischer, L. A., Erdmann, M., France, L., Wolff, P. E., Deloule, E., Zhang, C., et al. (2016). Trace element evidence for anatexis at oceanic magma chamber roofs and the role of partial melts for contamination of fresh MORB. Lithos, 260, 1–8.
Gu, X., Deloule, E., France, L., & Ingrin, J. (2016). Multi-stage metasomatism revealed by trace element and Li isotope distributions in minerals of peridotite xenoliths from Allègre volcano (French Massif Central). Lithos, 264, 158–174.
Kovacs, I., Demény, A., Czuppon, G., Lécuyer, C., Fourel, F., Xia, Q. K., et al. (2016). Water concentrations and hydrogen isotope compositions of alkaline basalt hosted clinopyroxene megacrysts and amphibole clinopyroxenites: the role of structural hydroxyl groups and molecular water. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171.
Liu, S. C., Xia, Q. K., Choi, S. H., Deloule, E., Li, P., & Liu, J. (2016). Continuous supply of recycled Pacific oceanic materials in the source of Cenozoic basalts in SE China: the Zhejiang case. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171, 100.
Rossi, M., Tarrieu, L., Cheilletz, A., Gasquet, D., Deloule, E., Paquette, J. L., et al. (2016). The polymetallic (W-Au/Pb-Zn-Ag) Tighza district (central Morocco): age of the magmatic and hydrothermal events. In Mineral deposits of North Africa (pp. 107–131). Bouabdellah, M.; Slack, J.F.
Skirrow, R. G., Mercadier, J., Armstrong, R., Kuske, T., & Deloule, E. (2016). The Ranger uranium deposit, northern Australia: Timing constraints, regional and ore-related alteration, and genetic implications for unconformity-related mineralisation. Ore Geology Reviews, 76, 463–503.


Su, B. X., Gu, X. Y., Deloule, E., Zhang, H. F., Li, Q. L., Li, X. H., et al. (2015). Potential orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and olivine reference materials for in situ lithium isotope determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 39(3), 357–369.


Borisova, A. Y., Faure, F., Deloule, E., Grégoire, M., Béjina, F., de Parseval, P., et al. (2014). Lead isotope signatures of Kerguelen plume-derived olivine-hosted melt inclusions: Constraints on the ocean island basalt petrogenesis. Lithos, 198-199, 153–171.
Decree, S., Deloule, E., De Putter, T., Dewaele, S., Mees, F., Baele, J. M., et al. (2014). Dating of U-rich heterogenite: New insights into U deposit genesis and U cycling in the Katanga Copperbelt. Precambrian Research, 241, 17–28.
Di Muro, A., Métrich, N., Vergani, D., Rosi, M., Armienti, P., Fougeroux, T., et al. (2014). The Shallow Plumbing System of Piton de la FournaiseVolcano (La Re¤union Island, Indian Ocean) Revealed by the Major 2007 Caldera-Forming Eruption. Journal of Petrology, 55(7), 1287–1315.
Füri, E., Deloule, E., Gurenko, A., & Marty, B. (2014). New evidence for chondritic lunar water from combined D/H and noble gas analyses of single Apollo 17 volcanic glasses. Icarus, 229, 109–120.
France, L., Koepke, J., MacLeod, C. J., Ildefonse, B., Godard, M., & Deloule, E. (2014). Contamination of MORB by anatexis of magma chamber roof rocks: Constraints from a geochemical study of experimental melts and associated residues. Lithos, 202-203, 120–137.
Métrich, N., & Deloule, E. (2014). Water content, δD and δ11B tracking in the Vanuatu arc magmas (Aoba Island): Insights from olivine-hosted melt inclusions. Lithos, 206-207, 400–408.
Su, B. X., Gu, X. Y., Deloule, E., Zhang, H. F., Li, Q. L., Li, X. H., et al. (2014). Potential orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and olivine reference materials for in situ lithium isotope determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, (02), 1–13.
Su, B. X., Zhang, H. F., Deloule, E., Vigier, N., Hu, Y., Tang, Y. J., et al. (2014). Distinguishing silicate and carbonatite mantle metasomatism by using lithium and its isotopes. Chemical Geology, 381, 67–77.


Demaiffe, D., Wiszniewska, J., Krzeminska, E., Williams, I. S., Brassinnes, S., Ohnenstetter, D., et al. (2013). A hidden alkaline and carbonatite province of early carboniferous age in northeast Poland : zircon U-Pb and pyrrhotite Re-Os geochronology. Journal of the Geology, 121, 91–104.


Bolfan-Casanova, N., Munoz, M., McCammon, C., Deloule, E., Férot, A., Demouchy, S., et al. (2012). Ferric iron and water incorporation in wadsleyite under hydrous and oxidizing conditions: A XANES, Mössbauer, and SIMS study. American Mineralogist, 97(8-9), 1483–1493.
Druitt, T. H., Costa, F., Deloule, E., Dungan, M., & Scaillet, B. (2012). Decadal to monthly timescales of magma transfer and reservoir growth at a caldera volcano. Nature, 482, 77–80.
Fiorentini, M. L., Beresford, S. W., Stone, W. E., & Deloule, E. (2012). Evidence of water degassing during emplacement and crystallization of 2.7 Ga komatiites from the Agnew-Wiluna greenstone belt, Western Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, .
Isseini, M., André-Mayer, A. S., Vanderhaeghe, O., Barbey, P., & Deloule, E. (2012). A-type granites from the Pan-African orogenic belt in south-western Chad constrained using geochemistry, Sr–Nd isotopes and U–Pb geochronology. Lithos, 153, 39–52.
Su, B., Zhang, H., Deloule, E., Saky, P. A., Xiao, Y., Tang, Y., et al. (2012). Extremely high Li and low δ7Li signatures in the lithospheric mantle. Chemical Geology, 292-293, 149–157.
Tartèse, R., Boulvais, P., Poujol, M., Chevalier, T., Paquette, J. L., Ireland, T. R., et al. (2012). Mylonites of the South Armorican Shear Zone: Insights for crustal-scale fluid flow and water-rock interaction processes. Journal of Geodynamics, 56-57, 86–107.


Martin, C., Brunet, F., Duchêne, S., Luais, B., & Deloule, E. (2011). REE and Hf distribution between pyrope and NaCl-bearing water at eclogitic-facies conditions. European Journal of Mineralogy, 23, 343–353.
Mathieu, R., Libourel, G., Deloule, E., Tissandier, L., Rapin, C., & Podor, R. (2011). Na2O solubility in CaO-MgO-SiO2 melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(2), 608–628.


Bouvier, A. S., Deloule, E., & Metrich, N. (2010). Fluid Inputs to Magma Sources of St. Vincent and Grenada (Lesser Antilles): New Insights from Trace Elements in Olivine-hosted Melt Inclusions. Journal of Petrology, 51(8), 1597–1615.
Bouvier, A. S., Métrich, N., & Deloule, E. (2010). Light elements, volatiles, and stable isotopes in basaltic melt inclusions from Grenada, Lesser Antilles: Inferences for magma genesis. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 11(9), Q09004.
Decrée, S., Deloule, E., Ruffet, G., Dewaele, S., Mees, F., Marignac, C., et al. (2010). Geodynamic and climate controls in the formation of Mio-Pliocène world-class cobalt and manganese oxidized ores in the Katanga (D.R. Congo). Mineralium Deposita, 45(7), 621–629.
Martin, C., Duchene, S., Luais, B., Goncalves, P., Deloule, E., & Fournier, C. (2010). Behavior of trace elements in relation to Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronometers during metamorphic dehydration-hydration in the HP domain of VAyenrdalsneset, Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159(4), 437–458.
Valle, N., Verney-Carron, A., Sterpenich, J., Libourel, G., Deloule, E., & Jollivet, P. (2010). Elemental and isotopic (Si-29 and O-18) tracing of glass alteration mechanisms. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(12), 3412–3431.
Xia, Q. K., Hao, Y., Deloule, E., Coltorti, M., Dallai, L., Yang, X., et al. (2010). Low water content of the Cenozoic lithospheric mantle beneath the eastern part of the North China Craton. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B07207.


Denele, Y., Barbey, P., Deloule, E., Pelleter, E., Olivier, P., & Gleizes, G. (2009). Middle Ordovician U-Pb age of the Aston and Hospitalet orthogneissic laccoliths: their role in the Variscan evolution of the Pyrenees. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 180(3), 209–216.
Houketchang, M. B., Toteu, S. F., Deloule, E., Penaye, J., & Van Schmus, W. R. (2009). U-Pb and Sm-Nd dating of high-pressure granulites from Tchollire, and Banyo regions: Evidence for a Pan-African granulite facies metamorphism in north-central Cameroon. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 54(5), 144–154.


Bouvier, A. S., Metrich, N., & Deloule, E. (2008). Slab-derived fluids in the magma sources of St. Vincent (Lesser Antilles arc): Volatile and light element imprints. Journal of Petrology, 49(8), 1427–1448.
Decrée, S., Marignac, C., De Putter, T., Deloule, E., Liégois, J. P., & Demaiffe, D. (2008). Pb–Zn mineralization in a Miocene regional extensional context: The case of the Sidi Driss and the Douahria ore deposits (Nefza mining district, northern Tunisia). Ore Geology Reviews, 34(3), 285–303.
Florentini, M. L., Beresford, S. W., Deloule, E., Hanski, E., Stone, M. S., & Pearson, D. G. (2008). The role of mantle-derived volatiles in the petrogenesis of Palaeoproterozoic ferropicrites in the Pechenga Greenstone Belt, northwestern Russia: Insights from in-situ microbeam and nanobeam analysis of hydromagmatic amphibole. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268(1-2), 2–14.
Martin, L., Duchêne, S., Deloule, E., & Vanderhaeghe, O. (2008). Mobility of trace elements and oxygen in zircon during metamorphism: Consequences for geochemical tracing. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 267(1-2), 161–174.
Mathieu, R., Khedim, H., Libourel, G., Podor, R., Tissandier, L., Deloule, E., et al. (2008). Control of alkali-metal oxide activity in molten silicates. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 254(45-46), 5079–5083.
Valli, F., Leloup, P. H., Paquette, J. L., Arnaud, N., Li, H., Tapponnier, P., et al. (2008). New U-Th/Pb constraints on timing of shearing and long-term slip-rate on the Karakorum fault. Tectonics, 27(TC5007).
Wagner, C., Deloule, E., Fialin, M., & King, P. L. (2008). Dehydrogenation of kaersutitic amphibole under electron beam excitation recorded by changes in Fe3+/Sigma Fe: An EMP and SIMS study. American Mineralogist, 93(8-9), 1273–1281.
Yang, X. Z., Deloule, E., Xia, Q. K., Fan, Q. C., & Feng, M. (2008). Water contrast between Precambrian and Phanerozoic continental lower crust in eastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 113(B9).
Yang, X. Z., Xia, Q. K., Deloule, E., Dallai, L., Fan, Q. C., & Feng, M. (2008). Water in minerals of the continental lithospheric mantle and overlying lower crust: A comparative study of peridotite and granulite xenoliths from the North China Craton. Chemical Geology, 256(1-2), 33–45.


Bonhoure, J., Kister, P., Cuney, M., & Deloule, E. (2007). Methodology for Rare Earth Element Determinations of Uranium Oxides by Ion Microprobe. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 31(3), 209–226.
Desbois, G., Ingrin, J., Kita, N. T., Valley, J. W., & Deloule, E. (2007). New constraints on metamorphic history of Adirondack diopsides (New York, USA): Al and d18O profiles. American Mineralogist, 92(4), 453–459.
Levresse, G., Tritlla, J., Deloule, E., & Pinto-Linares, P. (2007). Is there a Grenvillian basement in the Guerrero-Morelos platform of Mexico? Geologica Acta, 5(2), 167–175.
Micheletti, F., Barbey, P., Fornelli, A., Piccarreta, G., & Deloule, E. (2007). Latest Precambrian to Early Cambrian U-Pb zircon ages of augen gneisses from Calabria (Italy), with inference to the Alboran microplate in the evolution of the peri-Gondwana terranes. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 96(5), 843–860.
Pelleter, E., Cheilletz, A., Gasquet, D., Mouttaqi, A., Annich, M., El Hakour, A., et al. (2007). Hydrothermal zircons: A tool for ion microprobe U/Pb dating of gold mineralization (Tamlalt-Menhouhou gold deposit-Morocco). Chemical Geology, 245(3-4), 135–161.
Tchakounté, N. J., Toteu, S. F., Van Schmus, W. R., Penaye, J., Deloule, E., & et al. (2007). Evidence of ca 1.6Ga detrital zircon in the Bafia Group (Cameroon): Implication for the chronostratigraphy of the Pan-African Belt north of the Congo craton. Comptes Rendus. Géoscience, 339(2), 132–142.
Toteu, S. F., Yongue Fouateu, R., Penaye, J., Seme Mouangue, A. C., Van Schmus, W. R., Tchakounte, J., et al. (2007). Reply to the comment by Mvondo et al. on ‘‘U–Pb dating of plutonic rocks involved in the nappe tectonics in southern Cameroon: Consequence for the Pan-African orogenic evolution of the central African fold belt by Toteu et al., 2006’’ (Journal of African Earth Sciences 44, 479–493). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 48, 53–54.
Wagner, C., & Deloule, E. (2007). Behaviour of Li and its isotopes during metasomatism of French Massif Central lherzolites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(17), 4279–4296.
Yang, X. Z., Xia, Q. K., Deloule, E., Fan, Q. C., & Hao, Y. T. (2007). Water in granulites: implications for the nature and evolution of the lower continental crust. Progress in Natural Science, 17(2), 117–130.


Cheng, D. G., Deloule, E., & Ni, T. (2006). Metamorphic zircon from Xindian eclogite, Dabie Terrain: U-Pb age and oxygen isotope composition. Science in China, Series D Earth Sciences, 49(1), 68–76.
Lerouge, C., Cocherie, A., Toteu, F., Penaye, J., Milesi, J. P., Tchameni, R., et al. (2006). Shrimp U-Pb zircon age evidence for paleoproterozoic sedimentation and 2.05 Ga syntectonic plutonism in the Nyong Group, south-western Cameroon: Consequences for the Eburnean-Transamazonian belt of NE Brazil and Central Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44(4-5), 413–427.
Martin, L., Duchêne, S., Deloule, E., & Vanderhaeghe, O. (2006). The isotopic composition of zircon and garnet: A record of the metamorphic history of Naxos, Greece. Lithos, 87(3-4), 174–192.
Rossi, P., Cocherie, A., Fanning, C. M., & Deloule, E. (2006). Variscan to eo-Alpine events recorded in European lower-crust zircons sampled from the French Massif Central and Corsica, France. Lithos, 87(3-4), 235–260.
Toteu, F., Fouateu, R. Y., Penaye, J., Tchakounte, J., Mouangue, A. C. S., Van Schmus, W. R., et al. (2006). U-Pb dating of plutonic rocks involved in the nappe tectonic in southern Cameroon: consequence for the Pan-African orogenic evolution of the Central African fold belt. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44(4-5), 479–493.
Toteu, F., Penaye, J., Deloule, E., Van Schmus, W. R., & Tchameni, R. (2006). Diachronous evolution of volcano-sedimentary basins north of the Congo craton: Insights from U-Pb ion microprobe dating of zircons from the Poli, Lom and Yaounde Groups (Cameroon). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44(4-5), 428–442.
Xia, Q. K., Yang, X. Z., Deloule, E., Sheng, Y. M., & Hao, Y. T. (2006). Water in the lower crustal granulite xenoliths from Nushan, eastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 111(B11), B11202.


Arndt, N., Jenner, G., Ohnenstetter, M., Deloule, E., & Wilson, A. H. (2005). Trace elements in the Merensky Reef and adjacent norites Bushveld Complex South Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 40(5), 550–575.
Deloule, E., & Wiedenbeck, M. (2005). Analytical developments in secondary ion mass spectrometry 2003. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 29(1), 37–40.
Demouchy, S., Deloule, E., Frost, D. J., & Keppler, H. (2005). Pressure and temperature-dependence of water solubility in Fe-free wadsleyite. American Mineralogist, 90(7), 1084–1091.
Garnier, V., Ohnenstetter, D., Giuliani, G., Maluski, H., Deloule, E., Phan Trong, T., et al. (2005). Age and significance of ruby-bearing marble from the red river shear zone, Northern Vietnam. The Canadian Mineralogist, 43(4), 1315–1329.
Stone, W. E., Deloule, E., Beresford, S., & Fiorentini, M. (2005). Anomalously high dD values in an Archean ferropicritic melt: Implications for magma degassing. The Canadian Mineralogist, 43(Octobre), 1745–1758.


Levresse, G., Cheilletz, A., Gasquet, D., Reisberg, L., Deloule, E., Marty, B., et al. (2004). Osmium, sulphur, and helium isotopic results from the giant Neoproterozoic epithermal Imiter silver deposit, Morocco: evidence for a mantle source. Chemical Geology, 207(1-2), 59–79.
Levresse, G., Gonzalez-Partida, E., Carrillo-Chavez, A., Tritla, J., Camprubi, A., Cheilletz, A., et al. (2004). Petrology, U/Pb dating and (C-O) stable isotope constraints on the source and evolution of the adakite-related Mezcala Fe-Au skarn district, Guerrero, Mexico. Mineralium Deposita, 39, 301–312.
Mayer, A., Cortiana, G., Dal, P., Deloule, E., De Pieri, R., & Jobstraibizer, P. (2004). U-Pb single zircon of the Adamello Batholith, Southern Alps. Memorie di Scienze Geologiche, 55, 151–167.
Xia, Q. K., Dallai, L., & Deloule, E. (2004). Oxygen and hydrogen isotope heteogeneity of clinopyroxene magacrysts from Nushan Volaco, SE China. Chemical Geology, 209, 137–151.


Bruguier, O., Becq-Giraudon, J. F., Champenois, M., Deloule, E., Ludden, J., & Mangin, D. (2003). Application of in situ zircon geochronology and accessory phase chemistry to constraining basin development during post-collisional extension: a case study from the French Massif Central. Chemical Geology, 201(3-4), 319–336.
Deloule, E. (2003). Formation du Système Solaire et de l'Univers. L'actualité chimique, (août-septembre), 55–59.
Stone, W. E., Deloule, E., & Stone, M. S. (2003). Hydromagmatic amphibole in komatiitic, tholeiitic and ferropicritic units, Abitibi greenstone belt, Ontario and Quebec: evidence for Archaean wet basic and ultrabasic melts. Mineralogy and Petrology, 77(1-2), 36–65.
Wagner, C., Mokhtari, A., Deloule, E., & Chabaux, F. (2003). Carbonatite and alkaline magmatism in Taourirt (Morocco): petrological, geochemical and Sr-Nd isotope characteristics. Journal of Petrology, 44(5), 937–965.


Chen, D. G., Deloule, E., Xia, Q. K., & et al. (2002). Metamorphic zircon from Shuanghe ultra-high pressure eclogite, Dabieshan: ion microprobe and internal micro-structure study. Acta Petrol Sin, 18(3), 369–377.
Decitre, S., Deloule, E., Reisberg, L., James, R., & Mével, C. (2002). Behavior of Li and its isotopes during serpentinization of oceanic peridotites. G-cubed, 3(1).
Deloule, E., Alexandrov, P., Cheilletz, A., Laumonier, P., & Barbey, P. (2002). In-situ U-Pb zircon ages for Early Ordovician magmatism in the eastern Pyrenees, France: the Canigou orthogneisses. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 91(3), 398–405.
Gillet, P., Barrat, J. A., Deloule, E., Wadhwa, M., Jambon, A., Sautter, V., et al. (2002). Aqueous alteration in the Northwest Africa 817 (NWA 817) Martian meteorite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 203(1), 431–444.
Guillot, F., Schaltegger, U., Bertrand, J. M., Deloule, E., & Baudin, T. (2002). Zircon U-Pb geochronolgy of Ordovician magmatism in the polycyclic Ruitor Massif (Internal W Alps). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 91(6), 964–978.
Wu, Y. B., Chen, D. G., Deloule, E., Xia, Q. K., & et al. (2002). SIMS U-Pb dating of zircons in granulite of Huangtuling from northern Dabieshan. Acta Petrol Sin, 18(3), 378–382.
Xia, Q., Deloule, E., Yuanbao, W., Chen, D., & Cheng, H. (2002). Oxygen isotopic compositions of zircons from pyroxenite of Daoshichong, Dabieshan: implications for crust-mantle interaction. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47(17), 1466–1469.
Xia, Q. E., Deloule, E., Wu, Y. B., Chen, D. G., & Cheng, H. (2002). Anomalously high dD values in the mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(21), 4–1.
Xia, Q. K., Pan, Y. J., Chen, D. G., Deloule, E., & et al. (2002). Preliminary U-Pb ion probe age determination of zircons from gneisses, Northern Dabie Terrain. Acta Petrol Sin, 16(2), 199–202.


Alexandrov, P., Royer, J. J., & Deloule, E. (2001). 331+-9 Ma emplacement age of the Soultz monzogranite (Rhine Graben basement) by U/Pb ion-probe zircon dating of samples from 5 km depth. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, série II. Sciences de la Terre et des planètes, 332(12), 747–754.
Chabiron, A., Alyoshin, A. P., Cuney, M., Deloule, E., Golubev, V. N., Velitchkin, V. I., et al. (2001). Geochemistry of the rhyolitic magmas from the Streltsovka caldera ( Transbaikalia, Russia) : a melt inclusion study. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section), 175(3-4), 273–290.
Chen, D., Wang, X., Deloule, E., Li, B., Xia, Q., Cheng, H., et al. (2001). Zircon SIMS ages and chemical compositions from Northern Dabie terrain: implication for pyroxenite genesis. Chinese Science Bulletin, 46(12), 1047–1050.
Deloule, E., Chaussidon, M., Glass, B. P., & Koeberg, C. (2001). U-Pb isotopic study of relict zircon inclusions recovered from Muong Nong-type tektites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65(11), 1833–1838.


Alexandrov, P., Cheilletz, A., Deloule, E., & Cuney, M. (2000). 319 +- 7 Ma crystallisation age for the Blond granite (northwest Limousin, French Massif Central) obtained by U/Pb ion-probe dating of zircons. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences (Paris), série II. Sciences de la Terre et des planètes, 330, 1–7.
Georges, P., Libourel, G., & Deloule, E. (2000). Experimental constraints on alkali condensation in chondrule formation. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 35(6), 1183–1188.
Kong, P., Deloule, E., & Palme, H. (2000). REE-bearing sulfide in Bishunpur (LL3.1), a highly unequilibrated ordinary chondrite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 177(1-2), 1–7.


Deloule, E., Robert, F., & Doukhan, J. - C. (1999). Interstellar hydroxyls in meteoritic chondrules : implications for the origin of water in the inner solar system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62(19/20), 3367–3378.
Engrand, C., Deloule, E., Robert, F., Maurette, M., & Kurat, G. (1999). Extraterrestrial water in micrometeorites and cosmic spherules from Antarctica : an ion microprobe study. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 34(5), 773–786.
Robert, F., & Deloule, E. (1999). D'où vient l'eau du Système Solaire?: Quelques microns de roches extraterrestres imposent un nouveau scénario. La Recherche, (320), 70–74.


Henry, P., Deloule, E., & Michard, A. (1997). The erosion of the Alps : Nd isotopic and geochemical constraints on the sources of the peri-alpine molasse sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 146, 627–644.
Schiano, P., Clocchiatti, R., Lorand, J. P., Massare, D., Deloule, E., & Chaussidon, M. (1997). Primitive basalts melts included in podiform chromites from the Oman Ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 146, 489–497.
Stone, W. E., Deloule, E., Larson, M. S., & Lesher, C. M. (1997). Evidence for hydrous high-MgO melts in the Precambrian. Geology, 25, 143–146.


Auffret, G. A., Richter, T., Reyss, J. - L., Organo, C., Deloule, E., Gaillard, J. - F., et al. (1996). Enregistrement de l'activité hydrothermale dans les sédiments de la dorsale médio-atlantique au sud des Açores. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences (Paris), série II, 323, 583–590.
Demars, C., Pagel, M., Deloule, E., & Blanc, P. (1996). Cathodoluminescence of quartz from sandstones : interpretation of the UV range by determination of trace element distributions and fluid-inclusion P-T-X properties in authigenic quartz. American Mineralogist, 81, 891–901.
Schiano, P., Clocchiatti, R., Lorand, J. P., Massacre, D., Deloule, E., & Chaussidon, M. (1996). Normal MORB-type melts included in podiform chromites form the oman ophiolite. Dynamique et économie de la terre. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, série II, 309, 315–318.
Wagner, C., Deloule, E., & Moktari, A. (1996). Richterite-bearing peridotites and MARID-type inclusions in lavas from North Eastern Morocco : mineralogy and D/H isotopic studies. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 124, 406–421.


Deloule, E., & Robert, F. (1995). Interstellar water in meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 59(22), 4695–4706.
Deloule, E., Paillat, O., Pichavant, M., & Scaillet, B. (1995). Ion microprobe determination of water in silicate glasses : methods and applications. Chemical Geology, 125, 19–28.
Merino, E., Wang, Y., & Deloule, E. (1995). Genesis of agates in flood basalts : twisting of chalcedony fibers and trace-element geochemistry. American Journal of Science, 295, 1156–1176.


Henry, P., Deloule, E., & Michard, A. (1994). Erosion des Alpes : histoire métamorphique des roches érodées par l'analyse du couple Rb-Sr des sédiments molassiques. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, série II, 318, 1637–1644.


Allé, P., Chaussidon, M., & Deloule, E. (1992). New improvements in REE measurements in zircons by ion microprobe. In A. Benninghoven, K. T. F. Janssen, J. H. Tumpner, & W. Werner (Eds.), Eight International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS VIII) (pp. 711–714). John Wiley & Sons.
Deloule, E., Albarède, F., & Allé, P. (1992). Isotope fractionation, energy distribution and H+ emission process from hydroxylated minerals. In A. Benninghoven, K. T. F. Janssen, J. H. Tumpner, & W. Werner (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS VIII) (pp. 69–72.).
Deloule, E., Chaussidon, M., & Allé, P. (1992). Instrumental Limitations for Isotope Measurements with a Cameca ims-3f Ion Microprobe – Example of H, B, S and Sr. Chemical Geology, 101, 187–192.


Deloule, E., Albarède, F., & Sheppard, S. M. F. (1991). Hydrogen isotope heterogeneities in the mantle from ion probe analysis of amphiboles from ultramafic rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 105, 543–553.
Deloule, E., France-Lanord, C., & Albarède, F. (1991). D/H analysis of minerals by ion probe. In H. P. Taylor, J. R. O'Neil, & I. R. Kaplan (Eds.), Stable isotope Geochemistry : a tribute to Samuel Epstein (pp. 53–62). Geochemical Society.

Autres publications / Other Publications


Deloule, E., & Gaillard, J. F. (1986). A computation method for drawing mineral stability diagrams on a microcomputer (Vol. 5). Hanley, J.T. ; Meriam, D.F.

Deloule, E., Allègre, C. J., & Doe, B. (1986). Lead and sulfur isotope microstratigraphy in galena crystals from Mississippi-Valley type deposits. Economic Geology, 81, 1307–1321.


Deloule, E., & Gaillard, J. F. (1984). A new computation method for mineral stability diagrams. Sciences de la Terre, informatique géologique, 20, 623–634.


Deloule, E. (1982). The genesis of fluorspar hydrothermal deposits at montroc and Le Burc, the Tarn, as deduced from fluid inclusion analysis. Economic Geology, 77, 1867–1874.

Deloule, E., & Bourrat, X. (1982). Histoire des fluides d’après l’étude des inclusions dans les filons de fluorine du Tarn. Bulletin du B.R.G.M., section II(4), 347–352.

Deloule, E., & Eloy, J. F. (1982). Improvements of laser probe mass spectrometry for the chemical analysis of fluid inclusions in ores. Chemical Geology, 37, 191–202.



  • masters degree courses on geochronology, geochemistry and magmas

Thesis supervision

  • Sylvie Decitre (2000) : Lithium behavior during hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic crust and the lithium global cycle (L.Reisberg, co-director)
  • Peggy Georges (2000) : Experimental study of potassium condensation in silicate melt and its implication for the meteoritic chondrule formation process (G. Libourel, co-director)
  • Nathalie Valle (2000) : Experimental isotopic tracing of hydrothermal alteration processes of nuclear wastes confining matrix (G. Libourel, co-director)
  • Laure Martin (2004) : Interpretation of the Zircon U-Pb ages in the metamorphic evolution of Naxos and Ikaria islands, Cyclades, Greece (S. Duchêne and O. Vanderhaeghe, co-directors)
  • Anne-Sophie Bouvier (2008) : Study of the primary melts preserved in melt inclusions in olivine from baslats of the Lesser Antilles Island arc (N. Métrich, co-director)
  • Céline Martin (2009) : Hafnium and REE mobility in metamorphic conditions (S. Duchêne and B. Luais, co-directors)
  • Romain Mathieu (2009) : Alkali condensation in silicate and metallic melt phases (G. Libourel, co-director)
  • Xiaoyan Gu (2016) : Melt-rock interaction signatures in peridotite from sub-continental mantle (French Massif Central) : A trace element, H, Li and δ7Li approach (J. Ingrin, co-director)
  • Léa Florentin (2017) : Etude d’inclusions vitreuses dans les olivines des chondres de type I : apport sur la formation de leurs olivines hôtes (F. Faure, co-director)

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