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  1. Sm-Nd isotopic systematics of lherzolitic shergottite Yamato-793605

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    Misawa, K.; Yamada, K.; Nakamura, N.; Morikawa, N.; Yamashita, K.; Premo, W.R.

    2006-01-01

    We have undertaken Sm-Nd isotopic studies on Yamato-793605 lherzolitic shergottite. The Sm-Nd internal isochron obtained for acid leachates and residues of whole-rock and separated mineral fractions yields an age of 185 ??16 Ma with an initial ??Nd value of +9.7??0.2. The obtained Sm-Nd age is, within analytical errors, identical to the Rb-Sr age of this meteorite as well as to the previous Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd ages of Allan Hills-77005 and Lewis Cliff 88516, although the ??Nd values are not identical to each other. Elemental abundances of lithophile trace elements remain nearly unaffected by aqueous alteration on the Martian surface. The isotopic systems of lherzolitic shergottites, thus, are considered to be indigenous, although disturbances by shock metamorphism are clearly observed. "Young ages of ??? 180 Ma" have been consistently obtained from this and previous Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd and U-Pb isotopic studies and appear to represent crystallization events. ?? 2006 National Institute of Polar Research.

  2. Rb-Sr Isotopic Studies Of Antarctic Lherzolitic Shergottite Yamato 984028

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    Shih, C.-Y.; Nyquist, L. E.; Reese, Y.; Misawa, K.

    2009-01-01

    Yamato 984028 is a Martian meteorite found in the Yamato Mountains of Antarctica. It is classified as a lherzolitic shergottite and petrographically resembles several other lherzolitic shergottites, i.e. ALHA 77005, LEW 88516, Y-793605 and Y-000027/47/97 [e.g. 2-5]. These meteorites have similarly young crystallization ages (152-185 Ma) as enriched basaltic shergottites (157-203 Ma), but have very different ejection ages (approximately 4 Ma vs. approximately 2.5 Ma), thus they came from different martian target crater areas. Lherzolitic shergottites have mg-values approximately 0.70 and represent the most mafic olivine-pyroxene cumulates. Their parental magmas were melts derived probably from the primitive Martian mantle. Here we present Rb-Sr isotopic data for Y-984028 and compare these data with those obtained from other lherzolitic and olivine-phyric basaltic shergottites to better understand the isotopic characteristics of their primitive mantle source regions. Corresponding Sm-Nd analyses for Y-984028 are in progress.

  3. Tracking the Martian Mantle Signature in Olivine-Hosted Melt Inclusions of Basaltic Shergottites Yamato 980459 and Tissint

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    Peters, T. J.; Simon, J. I.; Jones, J. H.; Usui, T.; Moriwaki, R.; Economos, R.; Schmitt, A.; McKeegan, K.

    2014-01-01

    The Martian shergottite meteorites are basaltic to lherzolitic igneous rocks that represent a period of relatively young mantle melting and volcanism, approximately 600-150 Ma (e.g. [1,2]). Their isotopic and elemental composition has provided important constraints on the accretion, evolution, structure and bulk composition of Mars. Measurements of the radiogenic isotope and trace element concentrations of the shergottite meteorite suite have identified two end-members; (1) incompatible trace element enriched, with radiogenic Sr and negative epsilon Nd-143, and (2) incompatible traceelement depleted, with non-radiogenic Sr and positive epsilon 143-Nd(e.g. [3-5]). The depleted component represents the shergottite martian mantle. The identity of the enriched component is subject to debate, and has been proposed to be either assimilated ancient martian crust [3] or from enriched domains in the martian mantle that may represent a late-stage magma ocean crystallization residue [4,5]. Olivine-phyric shergottites typically have the highest Mg# of the shergottite group and represent near-primitive melts having experienced minimal fractional crystallization or crystal accumulation [6]. Olivine-hosted melt inclusions (MI) in these shergottites represent the most chemically primitive components available to understand the nature of their source(s), melting processes in the martian mantle, and origin of enriched components. We present trace element compositions of olivine hosted melt inclusions in two depleted olivinephyric shergottites, Yamato 980459 (Y98) and Tissint (Fig. 1), and the mesostasis glass of Y98, using Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). We discuss our data in the context of understanding the nature and origin of the depleted martian mantle and the emergence of the enriched component.

  4. Two-stage polybaric formation of the new enriched, pyroxene-oikocrystic, lherzolitic shergottite, NWA 7397

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    Howarth, Geoffrey H.; Pernet-Fisher, John F.; Balta, J. Brian; Barry, Peter H.; Bodnar, Robert J.; Taylor, Lawrence A.

    2014-10-01

    Northwest Africa (NWA) 7397 is a newly discovered, enriched, lherzolitic shergottite, the third described example of this group. This meteorite consists of two distinct textural lithologies (1) poikilitic—comprised of zoned pyroxene oikocrysts, with chadacrysts of chromite and olivine, and (2) nonpoikilitic—comprised of olivine, low-Ca and high-Ca pyroxene, maskelynite, and minor abundances of merrillite, spinel, ilmenite, and pyrrhotite. The constant Ti/Al ratios of pyroxene oikocrysts suggests initial crystallization of the poikilitic lithology at depth (equivalent to pressures of approximately 10 kbar), followed by crystallization of the nonpoikilitic lithology at shallower levels. Oxygen fugacity conditions become more oxidizing during crystallization ranging from fO2 conditions of approximately QFM-2 to QFM-0.7. Magma calculated to be in equilibrium with the major rock-forming minerals is LREE-enriched relative to depleted or intermediate shergottites and has flat overall profiles. Therefore, we suggest that the parental magma for NWA 7397 had sampled an enriched, oxidized, Martian geochemical source, similar to that of other enriched basaltic and olivine-phyric shergottites. We present a polybaric formation model for the lherzolitic shergottite NWA 7397, to account for the petrologic constraints. Three successive stages in the development of NWA 7397 are discussed (1) formation of a REE-enriched parental magma from a distinct Martian mantle reservoir; (2) magma ponding and development of a staging chamber concomitant with initial crystallization of the poikilitic lithology; and (3) magma ascent to the near surface, with entrainment of cumulates from the staging chamber and subsequent crystallization of the nonpoikilitic lithology en route to the surface.

  5. Igneous cooling history of olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459 constrained by dynamic crystallization experiments

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    First, Emily; Hammer, Julia

    2016-07-01

    Dynamic crystallization experiments were performed on a liquid having the bulk composition of olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459, to constrain the igneous thermal history of this meteorite. Key characteristics of the meteorite's mineralogy and texture, including several morphologically distinct olivine and pyroxene crystal populations and a glassy mesostasis devoid of plagioclase, were replicated upon cooling from 1435 to 909 °C at 1 atmosphere under reducing conditions. Three sequential cooling ramps are required to produce synthetic samples with textures and compositions matching Yamato 980459. Olivine phenocrysts formed at <1 °C h-1, presumably at depth in the Martian crust. Pyroxene phenocrysts formed mainly at ~10 °C h-1, consistent with crystallization within a lava flow at depths of 25-45 cm. Increased cooling rate (~100 °C h-1) in a third stage suppressed the formation of plagioclase and produced groundmass crystals, consistent with crystallization at lava flow depths of 5-7 cm. Although Y 980459 is unique among Martian meteorites (i.e., preserving a primary glassy mesostasis), its emplacement did not require unique physical conditions. Rather, the second and third cooling stages may reflect cooling within the core of a pāhoehoe-like flow and subsequent breakout on the surface of Mars.

  6. Igneous cooling history of olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459 constrained by dynamic crystallization experiments

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    First, Emily; Hammer, Julia

    2016-05-01

    Dynamic crystallization experiments were performed on a liquid having the bulk composition of olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459, to constrain the igneous thermal history of this meteorite. Key characteristics of the meteorite's mineralogy and texture, including several morphologically distinct olivine and pyroxene crystal populations and a glassy mesostasis devoid of plagioclase, were replicated upon cooling from 1435 to 909 °C at 1 atmosphere under reducing conditions. Three sequential cooling ramps are required to produce synthetic samples with textures and compositions matching Yamato 980459. Olivine phenocrysts formed at <1 °C h-1, presumably at depth in the Martian crust. Pyroxene phenocrysts formed mainly at ~10 °C h-1, consistent with crystallization within a lava flow at depths of 25-45 cm. Increased cooling rate (~100 °C h-1) in a third stage suppressed the formation of plagioclase and produced groundmass crystals, consistent with crystallization at lava flow depths of 5-7 cm. Although Y 980459 is unique among Martian meteorites (i.e., preserving a primary glassy mesostasis), its emplacement did not require unique physical conditions. Rather, the second and third cooling stages may reflect cooling within the core of a pāhoehoe-like flow and subsequent breakout on the surface of Mars.

  7. Concordant Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd Ages for NWA 1460: A 340 Ma Old Basaltic Shergottite Related to Lherzolitic Shergottites

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    Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C-Y; Reese, Y. D.; Irving, A. J.

    2006-01-01

    Preliminary Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd ages reported by [1] for the NWA 1460 basaltic shergottite are refined to 336+/-14 Ma and 345+/-21 Ma, respectively. These concordant ages are interpreted as dating a lava flow on the Martian surface. The initial Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of NWA 1460 suggest it is an earlier melting product of a Martian mantle source region similar to those of the lherzolitic shergottites and basaltic shergottite EETA79001, lithology B. We also examine the suggestion that generally "young" ages for other Martian meteorites should be reinterpreted in light of Pb-207/Pb-206 - Pb-204/Pb-206 isotopic systematics [2]. Published U-Pb isotopic data for nakhlites are consistent with ages of approx.1.36 Ga. The UPb isotopic systematics of some Martian shergottites and lherzolites that have been suggested to be approx.4 Ga old [2] are complex. We nevertheless suggest the data are consistent with crystallization ages of approx.173 Ma when variations in the composition of in situ initial Pb as well as extraneous Pb components are considered.

  8. Spinels and oxygen fugacity in olivine-phyric and lherzolitic shergottites

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    Goodrich, C. A.; Herd, C. D. K.; Taylor, L. A.

    2003-12-01

    We examine the occurrences, textures, and compositional patterns of spinels in the olivine- phyric shergottites Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005, lithology A of Elephant Moraine A79001 (EET-A), Dhofar 019, and Northwest Africa (NWA) 1110, as well as the lherzolitic shergottite Allan Hills (ALH) A77005, in order to identify spinel-olivine-pyroxene assemblages for the determination of oxygen fugacity (using the oxybarometer of Wood [1991]) at several stages of crystallization. In all of these basaltic martian rocks, chromite was the earliest phase and crystallized along a trend of strict Cr-Al variation. Spinel (chromite) crystallization was terminated by the appearance of pyroxene but resumed later with the appearance of ulvospinel. Ulvospinel formed overgrowths on early chromites (except those shielded as inclusions in olivine or pyroxene), retaining the evidence of the spinel stability gap in the form of a sharp core/rim boundary (except in ALH A77005, where subsolidus reequilibration diffused this boundary). Secondary effects seen in chromites include reaction with melt before ulvospinel overgrowth, reaction with melt inclusions, reaction with olivine hosts (in ALH A77005), and exsolution of ulvospinel or ilmenite. All chromites experienced subsolidus Fe/Mg reequilibration. Spinel-olivine-pyroxene assemblages representing the earliest stages of crystallization in each rock essentially consist of the highest-Cr#, lowest-fe# chromites not showing secondary effects plus the most magnesian olivine and equilibrium low-Ca pyroxene. Assemblages representing the onset of ulvospinel crystallization consist of the lowest-Ti ulvospinel, the most magnesian olivine in which ulvospinel occurs as inclusions, and equilibrium low-Ca pyroxene. The results show that, for early crystallization conditions, oxygen fugacity (fO2) increases from SaU 005 and Dhofar 019 (~QFM -3.8), to EET-A (QFM -2.8) and ALH A77005 (QFM -2.6), to NWA 1110 (QFM -1.7). Estimates for later conditions indicate

  9. Experimental Petrology of the Basaltic Shergottite Yamato 980459: Implications for the Thermal Structure of the Martian Mantle

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    Dalton, H. A.; Musselwhite, D. S.; Kiefer, W.; Treiman, A. H.

    2005-01-01

    Yamato 980459 (Y98) is an olivine-phyric basaltic shergottite composed of 48% pyroxene, 26% olivine, 25% mesostasis, and 1% other minerals. Unlike the other Martian basalts, it contains no plagioclase. Olivine in Y98 is the most magnesian of all Martian meteorites. Thus Y98 is believed to be the most primitive and its composition may be the closest to a primary or direct melt of the Martian mantle. As such, it provides a very useful probe of the mineralogy and depth of its mantle source region. Toward this end, we are conducting crystallization experiments on a synthetic Y98 composition at Martian mantle pressures and temperatures.

  10. Experimental study of polybaric REE partitioning between olivine, pyroxene and melt of the Yamato 980459 composition: Insights into the petrogenesis of depleted shergottites

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    Blinova, Alexandra; Herd, Christopher D. K.

    2009-06-01

    A synthetic composition representing the Yamato 980459 martian basalt (shergottite) has been used to carry out phase relation, and rare earth element (REE) olivine and pyroxene partitioning experiments. Yamato 980459 is a sample of primitive basalt derived from a reduced end-member among martian mantle sources. Experiments carried out between 1-2 GPa and 1350-1650 °C simulate the estimated pressure-temperature conditions of basaltic melt generation in the martian mantle. Olivine-melt and orthopyroxene-melt partition coefficients for La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd and Yb ( DREE values) were determined by LA-ICPMS, and are similar to the published values for terrestrial basaltic systems. We have not detected significant variation in D-values with pressure over the range investigated, and by comparison with previous studies carried out at lower pressure. We apply the experimentally obtained olivine-melt and orthopyroxene-melt DREE values to fractional crystallization and partial melting models to develop a three-stage geochemical model for the evolution of martian meteorites. In our model we propose two ancient (˜4.535 Ga) sources: the Nakhlite Source, located in the shallow mantle, and the Deep Mantle Source, located close to the martian core-mantle boundary. These two sources evolved distinctly on the ɛ 143Nd evolution curve due to their different Sm/Nd ratios. By partially melting the Nakhlite Source at ˜1.3 Ga, we are able to produce a slightly depleted residue (Nakhlite Residue). The Nakhlite Residue is left undisturbed until ˜500 Ma, at which point the depleted Deep Mantle Source is brought up by a plume mechanism carrying with it high heat flow, melts and isotopic signatures of the deep mantle (e.g., ɛ 182W, ɛ 142Nd, etc.). The plume-derived Deep Mantle Source combines with the Nakhlite Residue producing a mixture that becomes a mantle source (herein referred to as "the Y98 source") for Yamato 980459 and the other depleted shergottites with the characteristic range

  11. Constraints on Mantle Plume Melting Conditions in the Martian Mantle Based on Improved Melting Phase Relationships of Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Yamato 980459

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    Kiefer, Walter S.; Rapp, Jennifer F.; Usui, Tomohiro; Draper, David S.; Filiberto, Justin

    2016-01-01

    Martian meteorite Yamato 980459 (hereafter Y98) is an olivine-phyric shergottite that has been interpreted as closely approximating a martian mantle melt [1-4], making it an important constraint on adiabatic decompression melting models. It has long been recognized that low pressure melting of the Y98 composition occurs at extremely high temperatures relative to martian basalts (1430 degC at 1 bar), which caused great difficulties in a previous attempt to explain Y98 magma generation via a mantle plume model [2]. However, previous studies of the phase diagram were limited to pressures of 2 GPa and less [2, 5], whereas decompression melting in the present-day martian mantle occurs at pressures of 3-7 GPa, with the shallow boundary of the melt production zone occurring just below the base of the thermal lithosphere [6]. Recent experimental work has now extended our knowledge of the Y98 melting phase relationships to 8 GPa. In light of this improved petrological knowledge, we are therefore reassessing the constraints that Y98 imposes on melting conditions in martian mantle plumes. Two recently discovered olivine- phyric shergottites, Northwest Africa (NWA) 5789 and NWA 6234, may also be primary melts from the martian mantle [7, 8]. However, these latter meteorites have not been the subject of detailed experimental petrology studies, so we focus here on Y98.

  12. Evidence for the exsolution of Cl-rich fluids in martian magmas: Apatite petrogenesis in the enriched lherzolitic shergottite Northwest Africa 7755

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    Howarth, G. H.; Pernet-Fisher, J. F.; Bodnar, R. J.; Taylor, L. A.

    2015-10-01

    Martian meteorite Northwest Africa 7755 is a new example of an enriched, lherzolitic shergottite, containing some of the coarsest-grained apatite yet identified in shergottite meteorites. Their size has permitted detailed observations of volatile distributions within single grains. We have demonstrated that some apatites have been invaded by shock melts, which act to devolatilize parts of grains, resulting in significant Cl-enrichment in the adjacent regions. The extent of chemical heterogeneity within single grains must be carefully considered in other shergottites, so that the effects of secondary modification of apatites are well-constrained, prior to interpreting the volatile contents and primary magmatic processes. Apatite grains unaffected by shock melts are OH-F enriched and Cl-poor (∼F50Cl14OH36), relative to interstitial apatites reported in other shergottites. The volatile compositions are similar to interstitial apatites reported in terrestrial mafic intrusions. Such apatites in terrestrial intrusions are argued to have formed after significant Cl-loss due to the exsolution and migration of Cl-rich brines. Calculated relative F2, Cl2, and H2O fugacities for NWA 7755 apatites show a trend of degassing rather than fractionation, noted in previous studies. Indeed, we interpret the volatile contents of apatites analyzed in the cumulate shergottite NWA 7755 to represent snapshots of the evolving late-stage residual liquid during exsolution of a Cl-rich brine. This fluid phase has subsequently been lost from an open magma system, migrating upward through the cumulate sequence enriching residual liquids in Cl. Alternatively, it formed a hydrothermal system in the martian crust surrounding the intrusion. Furthermore, by comparison with terrestrial examples, we suggest that the late-stage evolution of volatile-bearing phases in NWA 7755 is similar to that of comparable terrestrial mafic rocks. Primary cumulus apatites are F-rich, whereas interstitial apatites

  13. Tracking the source of the enriched martian meteorites in olivine-hosted melt inclusions of two depleted shergottites, Yamato 980459 and Tissint

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    Peters, T. J.; Simon, J. I.; Jones, J. H.; Usui, T.; Moriwaki, R.; Economos, R. C.; Schmitt, A. K.; McKeegan, K. D.

    2015-05-01

    The apparent lack of plate tectonics on all terrestrial planets other than Earth has been used to support the notion that for most planets, once a primitive crust forms, the crust and mantle evolve geochemically-independent through time. This view has had a particularly large impact on models for the evolution of Mars and its silicate interior. Recent data indicating a greater potential that there may have been exchange between the martian crust and mantle has led to a search for additional geochemical evidence to support the alternative hypothesis, that some mechanism of crustal recycling may have operated early in the history of Mars. In order to study the most juvenile melts available to investigate martian mantle source(s) and melting processes, the trace element compositions of olivine-hosted melt inclusions for two incompatible-element-depleted olivine-phyric shergottites, Yamato 980459 (Y98) and Tissint, and the interstitial glass of Y98, have been measured by Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). Chondrite-normalized Rare Earth Element (REE) patterns for both Y98 and Tissint melt inclusions, and the Y98 interstitial glass, are characteristically light-REE depleted and parallel those of their host rock. For Y98, a clear flattening and upward inflection of La and Ce, relative to predictions based on middle and heavier REE, provides evidence for involvement of an enriched component early in their magmatic history; either inherited from a metasomatized mantle or crustal source, early on and prior to extensive host crystallization. Comparing these melt inclusion and interstitial glass analyses to existing melt inclusion and whole-rock data sets for the shergottite meteorite suite, defines mixing relationships between depleted and enriched end members, analogous to mixing relationships between whole rock Sr and Nd isotopic measurements. When considered in light of their petrologic context, the origin of these trace element enriched and isotopically

  14. Yamato 980459: Crystallization of Martian Magnesian Magma

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    Koizumi, E.; Mikouchi, T.; McKay, G.; Monkawa, A.; Chokai, J.; Miyamoto, M.

    2004-01-01

    Recently, several basaltic shergottites have been found that include magnesian olivines as a major minerals. These have been called olivinephyric shergottites. Yamato 980459, which is a new martian meteorite recovered from the Antarctica by the Japanese Antarctic expedition, is one of them. This meteorite is different from other olivine-phyric shergottites in several key features and will give us important clues to understand crystallization of martian meteorites and the evolution of Martian magma.

  15. Petrology and shock metamorphism of the olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459 - Evidence for a two-stage cooling and a single-stage ejection history

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    Greshake, Ansgar; Fritz, Jörg; Stöffler, Dieter

    2004-05-01

    The basaltic Martian meteorite Yamato 980459 consists of large olivine phenocrysts and often prismatic pyroxenes set into a fine-grained groundmass of smaller more Fe-rich olivine, chromite, and an interstitial residual material displaying quenching textures of dendritic olivine, chain-like augite and sulfide droplets in a glassy matrix. Yamato 980459 is, thus, the only Martian meteorite without plagioclase/maskelynite. Olivine is compositionally zoned from a Mg-rich core to a Fe-rich rim with the outer few micrometers being especially rich in iron. With Fo 84 the cores are the most magnesian olivines found in Martian meteorites so far. Pyroxenes are also mostly composite crystals of large orthopyroxene cores and thin Ca-rich overgrowths. Separate pigeonite and augites are rare. On basis of the mineral compositions, the cooling rates determined from crystal morphologies, and crystal grain size distributions it is deduced that the parent magma of Yamato 980459 initially cooled under near equilibrium conditions e.g., in a magma chamber allowing chromite and the Mg-rich silicates to form as cumulus phases. Fractional crystallization at higher cooling rates and a low degree of undercooling let to the formation of the Ca-, Al-, and Fe-rich overgrowths on olivine and orthopyroxene while the magma was ascending towards the Martian surface. Finally and before plagioclase and also phosphates could precipitate, the magma was very quickly erupted quenching the remaining melt to glass, dendritic silicates and sulfide droplets. The shape preferred orientation of olivine and pyroxene suggests a quick, thin outflow of lava. According to the shock effects found in the minerals of Yamato 980459, the meteorite experienced an equilibration shock pressure of about 20-25 GPa. Its near surface position allowed the ejection from the planet's surface already by a single impact event and at relatively low shock pressures.

  16. Experimental Crystallization of Yamato 980459

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    Jones, John H.; Galenas, M. G.; Danielson, L. R.

    2009-01-01

    Currently, only two martian meteorites QUE 94201 (QUE) and Yamato 980459 (Y98) have been experimentally shown to me true melt compositions. Most martian meteorites are instead, cumulates or partial cumulates. We have performed experiments on a Y98 composition to assess whether QUE could be related to Y98 by some fractionation process [1]. Y98 is a basaltic shergottite from the SNC (Shergotty, Nakhla, Chassigny) meteorite group. Y98 is composed of 26% olivine, 48% pyroxene, 25% mesostasis, and no plagioclase [2]. The large size of the olivine megacrysts and absence of plagioclase suggest that the parental melt which formed this meteorite had begun cooling slowly until some mechanism, such as magma ascent, caused rapid cooling [3]. Y98 s olivines have the highest Mg content of all the shergottites suggesting that it is the most primitive [4]. Y98 has been determined to be a melt composition by comparing the composition of experimental liquidus olivines with the composition of the cores of Y98 olivines [4]. The liquidus of Y98 is predicted by MELTS [5] and by experimentation [6] to be 1450 C. Analyses of Y98 show it to be very depleted in LREEs and it has similar depleted patterns as other shergottites such as QUE [7].

  17. Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd Studies of Olivine-Phyric Shergottites RBT 04262 and LAR 06319: Isotopic Evidence for Relationship to Enriched Basaltic Shergottites

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    Nyquist, L.E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Reese, Y.

    2009-01-01

    RBT 04262 and LAR 06319 are two Martian meteorites recently discovered in Antarctica. Both contain abundant olivines, and were classified as olivine-phyric shergottites. A detailed petrographic study of RBT 04262 suggested it should be reclassified as a lherzolitic shergottite. However, the moderately LREE-depleted REE distribution pattern indicated that it is closely related to enriched basaltic shergottites like Shergotty, Zagami, Los Angeles, etc. In earlier studies of a similarly olivinephyric shergottite NWA 1068 which contains 21% modal olivine, it was shown that it probably was produced from an enriched basaltic shergottite magma by olivine accumulation . As for LAR 06319, recent petrographic studies suggested that it is different from either lherzolitic shergottites or the highly LREE-depleted olivine-phyric shergottites. We performed Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotopic analyses on RBT 04262 and LAR 06319 to determine their crystallization ages and Sr and Nd isotopic signatures, and to better understand the petrogenetic relationships between them and other basaltic, lherzolitic and depleted olivine-phyric shergottites.

  18. Radiocarbon datings of Yamato meteorites

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    Kigoshi, K.; Matsuda, E.

    1986-01-01

    The terrestrial ages of five Yamato Meteorites were measured by the content of cosmic-ray-produced carbon-14. Three Yamato Meteorites Y-74013, Y-74097, and Y-74136, which are all diogenites, were found at sites from one to two kilometers apart from each other. Evidence is presented for these three meteorites being a single meteorite. Also presented is a method adopted in the experimental procedure which includes a check for modern carbon contamination in the meteorites.

  19. The parent magma of xenoliths in shergottite EETA79001: Bulk and trace element composition inferred from magmatic inclusions

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    Treiman, Allan H.; Lindstrom, David J.; Martinez, Rene R.

    1994-01-01

    The SNC meteorites are samples of the Martian crust, so inferences about their origins and parent magmas are of wide planetologic significance. The EETA79001 shergottite, a basalt, contains xenoliths of pyroxene-olivine cumulate rocks which are possibly related to the ALHA77005 and LEW88516 SNC lherzolites. Olivines in the xenoliths contain magmatic inclusions, relics of magma trapped within the growing crystals. The magmatic inclusions allow a parent magma composition to be retrieved; it is similar to the composition reconstructed from xenolith pyroxenes by element distribution coefficients. The xenolith parent magma is similar but not identical to parent magmas for the shergottite lherzolites.

  20. Constraints on the Parental Melts of Enriched Shergottites from Image Analysis and High Pressure Experiments

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    Collinet, M.; Medard, E.; Devouard, B.; Peslier, A.

    2012-01-01

    Martian basalts can be classified in at least two geochemically different families: enriched and depleted shergottites. Enriched shergottites are characterized by higher incompatible element concentrations and initial Sr-87/Sr-86 and lower initial Nd-143/Nd-144 and Hf-176/Hf-177 than depleted shergottites [e.g. 1, 2]. It is now generally admitted that shergottites result from the melting of at least two distinct mantle reservoirs [e.g. 2, 3]. Some of the olivine-phyric shergottites (either depleted or enriched), the most magnesian Martian basalts, could represent primitive melts, which are of considerable interest to constrain mantle sources. Two depleted olivine-phyric shergottites, Yamato (Y) 980459 and Northwest Africa (NWA) 5789, are in equilibrium with their most magnesian olivine (Fig. 1) and their bulk rock compositions are inferred to represent primitive melts [4, 5]. Larkman Nunatak (LAR) 06319 [3, 6, 7] and NWA 1068 [8], the most magnesian enriched basalts, have bulk Mg# that are too high to be in equilibrium with their olivine megacryst cores. Parental melt compositions have been estimated by subtracting the most magnesian olivine from the bulk rock composition, assuming that olivine megacrysts have partially accumulated [3, 9]. However, because this technique does not account for the actual petrography of these meteorites, we used image analysis to study these rocks history, reconstruct their parent magma and understand the nature of olivine megacrysts.

  1. Exposure history of shergottites

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    Nishizumi, K.; Arnold, J. R.; Klein, J.; Middleton, R.; Elmore, D.

    1986-01-01

    The cosmogenic nuclides Cl-36, Al-26, Be-10, and Mn-53 were analyzed in Shergotty, ALHA 77005, and EETA 79001 shergottites by means of accelerator mass spectrometry and neutron activation. The cosmogenic radionuclide data were combined with noble gas data and cosmic ray track data to obtain the exposure ages, terrestrial ages, preatmospheric radii, and ablation depths for the three shergottites. The results indicate that none of the three meteorites was irradiated measurably by cosmic rays on its parent body, and that all three objects were ejected from greater than a 3-m depth in their parent bodies. The EETA 79001 meteorite was ejected in an event distinct from that of ALHA 77005 and Shergotty. All three shergottites show a very small amount of ablation, suggesting low velocities on entry into the earth's atmosphere.

  2. Melt Inclusion Analysis of RBT 04262 with Relationship to Shergottites and Mars Surface Compositions

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    Potter, S. A.; Brandon, A. D.; Peslier, A. H.

    2015-01-01

    Martian meteorite RBT 04262 is in the shergottite class. It displays the two lithologies typically found in "lherzolitic shergottites": one with a poikilitic texture of large pyroxene enclosing olivine and another with non-poikilitic texture. In the case of RBT 04262, the latter strongly ressembles an olivine- phyric shergottite which led the initial classification of this meteorite in that class. RBT 04262 has been studied with regards to its petrology, geochemistry and cosmic ray exposure and belongs to the enriched oxidized end-member of the shergottites. Studies on RBT 04262 have primarily focused on the bulk rock composition or each of the lithologies independently. To further elucidate RBT 04262's petrology and use it to better understand Martian geologic history, an in-depth study of its melt inclusions (MI) is being conducted. The MI chosen for this study are found within olivine grains. MI are thought to be trapped melts of the crystallizing magma preserved by the encapsulating olivine and offer snapshots of the composition of the magma as it evolves. Some MI, in the most Mg-rich part of the olivine of olivine-pyric shergottites, may even be representative of the meteorite parent melt.

  3. Origin of water and mantle-crust interactions on Mars inferred from hydrogen isotopes and volatile element abundances of olivine-hosted melt inclusions of primitive shergottites

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    Usui, Tomohiro; Alexander, Conel M. O'D.; Wang, Jianhua; Simon, Justin I.; Jones, John H.

    2012-12-01

    Volatile elements have influenced the differentiation and eruptive behavior of Martian magmas and played an important role in the evolution of Martian climate and near-surface environments. However, the abundances of volatiles, and in particular the amount of water in the Martian interior, are disputed. A record of volatile reservoirs is contained in primitive Martian basalts (shergottites). Olivine-hosted melt inclusions from a geochemically depleted shergottite (Yamato 980459, representing a very primitive Martian melt) possess undegassed water with a chondritic and Earth-like D/H ratio (δD≤275‰). Based on volatile measurements in these inclusions, the water content of the depleted shergottite mantle is calculated to be 15-47 ppm, which is consistent with the dry mantle hypothesis. In contrast to D/H in the depleted shergottite, melt from an enriched shergottite (Larkman Nunatak 06319), which either formed by melting of an enriched mantle or by assimilation of crust, exhibits an extreme δD of ˜5000‰, indicative of a surface reservoir (e.g., the Martian atmosphere or crustal hydrosphere). These data provide strong evidence that the Martian mantle had retained the primordial low-δD component until at least the time of shergottite formation, and that young Martian basalts assimilated old Martian crust.

  4. Yamato: Bringing the Moon to the Earth ... Again

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    Lam, King; Martinelli, Scott; Patel, Neal; Powell, David; Smith, Brandon

    2008-01-01

    The Yamato mission to the lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin returns samples that enable dating of lunar formation and the lunar bombardment period. The design of the Yamato mission is based on a systems engineering process which takes an advanced consideration of cost and mission risk to give the mission a high probability of success.

  5. Melts of garnet lherzolite: experiments, models and comparison to melts of pyroxenite and carbonated lherzolite

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    Grove, Timothy L.; Holbig, Eva S.; Barr, Jay A.; Till, Christy B.; Krawczynski, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    Phase equilibrium experiments on a compositionally modified olivine leucitite from the Tibetan plateau have been carried out from 2.2 to 2.8 GPa and 1,380–1,480 °C. The experiments-produced liquids multiply saturated with spinel and garnet lherzolite phase assemblages (olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and spinel ± garnet) under nominally anhydrous conditions. These SiO2-undersaturated liquids and published experimental data are utilized to develop a predictive model for garnet lherzolite melting of compositionally variable mantle under anhydrous conditions over the pressure range of 1.9–6 GPa. The model estimates the major element compositions of garnet-saturated melts for a range of mantle lherzolite compositions and predicts the conditions of the spinel to garnet lherzolite phase transition for natural peridotite compositions at above-solidus temperatures and pressures. We compare our predicted garnet lherzolite melts to those of pyroxenite and carbonated lherzolite and develop criteria for distinguishing among melts of these different source types. We also use the model in conjunction with a published predictive model for plagioclase and spinel lherzolite to characterize the differences in major element composition for melts in the plagioclase, spinel and garnet facies and develop tests to distinguish between melts of these three lherzolite facies based on major elements. The model is applied to understand the source materials and conditions of melting for high-K lavas erupted in the Tibetan plateau, basanite–nephelinite lavas erupted early in the evolution of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, as well as younger tholeiitic to alkali lavas from Kilauea.

  6. Anhydrous Liquid Line of Descent of Yamato 980459 and Evolution of Martian Parental Magmas

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    Rapp, J. F.; Draper, David S.; Mercer, C. M.

    2013-01-01

    Martian basalts represented by the shergottite meteorites reflect derivation from highly depleted mantle sources (high Nd, strong LREE depletions, low fO2)[1-3], with evidence of mixing with a much more enriched and oxidized reservoir, most likely a late-stage product of crystallization of an initial martian magma ocean [3-6]. The martian basaltic meteorites Yamato 980459 (Y98) and QUE 94201 (QUE) have bulk compositions that appear to represent bonafide liquids, rather than products of protracted crystallization. These two meteorites also represent the most primitive and evolved examples of the depleted basaltic shergottite suite. Magmatic liquids serve as effective probes of their source regions, and thus studying the potential relationship between magmas represented by Y98 and QUE can yield important information on the formation and evolution of martian basalts. Although the ages of these meteorites preclude that they are petrogenetically related to each other, they represent the best existing candidates for genuine liquids (other meteorites are suggested to represent liquid compositions, including LAR 06319 [7] and NWA 5789 [8], but only Y98 and QUE have been verified experimentally). They span much of the bulk-compositional range of martian basaltic meteorites, and represent end-member liquid compositions likely to arise from partial melting of the martian mantle. Recent efforts to model Y98-like parent liquid evolution by fractional crystallization using MELTS [6] produced a derivative liquid composition that closely matches QUE bulk composition, although it required a some-what unusual crystallization sequence. Experimental endeavours to verify this result at 1 bar have, however, been inconclusive [9].

  7. Tracking the Depleted Mantle Signature in Melt Inclusions and Residual Glass of Basaltic Martian Shergottites using Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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    Peters, Timothy J.; Simon, Justin I.; Jones, John H.; Usui, Tomohiro; Economos, Rita C.; Schmitt, Axel K.; McKeegan, Kevin D.

    2013-01-01

    Trace element abundances of depleted shergottite magmas recorded by olivine-hosted melt inclusions (MI) and interstitial mesostasis glass were measured using the Cameca ims-1270 ion microprobe. Two meteorites: Tissint, an olivine-­phyric basaltic shergottite which fell over Morocco July 18th 2001; and the Antarctic meteorite Yamato 980459 (Y98), an olivine-phyric basaltic shergottite with abundant glassy mesostasis have been studied. Chondrite-­normalized REE patterns for MI in Tissint and Y98 are characteristically LREE depleted and, within analytical uncertainty, parallel those of their respective whole rock composition; supporting each meteorite to represent a melt composition that has experienced closed-­system crystallization. REE profiles for mesostasis glass in Y98 lie about an order of magnitude higher than those from the MI; with REE profiles for Tissint MI falling in between. Y98 MI have the highest average Sm/Nd and Y/Ce ratios, reflecting their LREE depletion and further supporting Y98 as one of our best samples to probe the depleted shergotitte mantle. In general, Zr/Nb ratios overlap between Y98 and Tissint MI, Ce/Nb ratios overlap between Y98 MI and mesostasis glass, and Sm/Nd ratios overlap between Y98 mesostasis glass and Tissint MI. These features support similar sources for both, but with subtle geochemical differences that may reflect different melting conditions or fractionation paths during ascent from the mantle. Interestingly, the REE patterns for both Y98 bulk and MI analyses display a flattening of the LREE that suggests a crustal contribution to the Y98 parent melt. This observation has important implications for the origins of depleted and enriched shergottites.

  8. The source crater of martian shergottite meteorites.

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    Werner, Stephanie C; Ody, Anouck; Poulet, François

    2014-03-21

    Absolute ages for planetary surfaces are often inferred by crater densities and only indirectly constrained by the ages of meteorites. We show that the <5 million-year-old and 55-km-wide Mojave Crater on Mars is the ejection source for the meteorites classified as shergottites. Shergottites and this crater are linked by their coinciding meteorite ejection ages and the crater formation age and by mineralogical constraints. Because Mojave formed on 4.3 billion-year-old terrain, the original crystallization ages of shergottites are old, as inferred by Pb-Pb isotope ratios, and the much-quoted shergottite ages of <600 million years are due to resetting. Thus, the cratering-based age determination method for Mars is now calibrated in situ, and it shifts the absolute age of the oldest terrains on Mars backward by 200 million years. PMID:24603150

  9. Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd Isotopic Studies of Shergottites and Nakhlites: Implications for Martian Mantle Sources

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    Debaille, V.; Yin, Q.-Z.; Brandon, A. D.; Jacobsen, B.; Treiman, A. H.

    2007-01-01

    We present a new Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotope systematics study of four enriched shergottites (Zagami, Shergotty, NWA856 and Los Angeles), and three nakhlites (Nakhla, MIL03346 and Yamato 000593) in order to further understand processes occurring during the early differentiation of Mars and the crystallization of its magma ocean. Two fractions of the terrestrial petrological analogue of nakhlites, the Archaean Theo's flow (Ontario, Canada) were also measured. The coupling of Nd and Hf isotopes provide direct insights on the mineralogy of the melt sources. In contrast to Sm/Nd, Lu/Hf ratios can be very large in minerals such as garnet. Selective partial melting of garnet bearing mantle sources can therefore lead to characteristic Lu/Hf signatures that can be recognized with Hf-176/Hf-177Hf ratios.

  10. The superconducting MHD-propelled ship YAMATO-1

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    Sasakawa, Yohei; Takezawa, Setsuo; Sugawara, Yoshinori; Kyotani, Yoshihiro

    1995-04-01

    In 1985 the Ship & Ocean Foundation (SOF) created a committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Former President of the Ship & Ocean Foundation, and began researches into superconducting magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ship propulsion. In 1989 SOF set to construction of a experimental ship on the basis of theoretical and experimental researches pursued until then. The experimental ship named YAMATO-1 became the world`s first superconducting MHD-propelled ship on her trial runs in June 1992. This paper describes the outline of the YAMATO-1 and sea trial test results.

  11. Solar proton produced neon in shergottite meteorites

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    Garrison, D. H.; Rao, M. N.; Bogard, D. D.

    1994-01-01

    Cosmogenic radionuclides produced by near-surface, nuclear interactions of energetic solar protons (approx. 10-100 MeV) were reported in several lunar rocks and a very small meteorites. We recently documented the existence and isotopic compositions of solar-produced (SCR) Ne in two lunar rocks. Here we present the first documented evidence for SCR Ne in a meteorite, ALH77005, which was reported to contain SCR radionuclides. Examination of literature data for other shergottites suggests that they may also contain a SCR Ne component. The existence of SCR Ne in shergottites may be related to a Martian origin.

  12. Geochemistry of intermediate olivine-phyric shergottite Northwest Africa 6234, with similarities to basaltic shergottite Northwest Africa 480 and olivine-phyric shergottite Northwest Africa 2990

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    Filiberto, Justin; Chin, Emily; Day, James M. D.; Franchi, Ian A.; Greenwood, Richard C.; Gross, Juliane; Penniston-Dorland, Sarah C.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Treiman, Allan H.

    2012-08-01

    The newly found meteorite Northwest Africa 6234 (NWA 6234) is an olivine (ol)-phyric shergottite that is thought, based on texture and mineralogy, to be paired with Martian shergottite meteorites NWA 2990, 5960, and 6710. We report bulk-rock major- and trace-element abundances (including Li), abundances of highly siderophile elements, Re-Os isotope systematics, oxygen isotope ratios, and the lithium isotope ratio for NWA 6234. NWA 6234 is classified as a Martian shergottite, based on its oxygen isotope ratios, bulk composition, and bulk element abundance ratios, Fe/Mn, Al/Ti, and Na/Al. The Li concentration and δ7Li value of NWA 6234 are similar to that of basaltic shergottites Zagami and Shergotty. The rare earth element (REE) pattern for NWA 6234 shows a depletion in the light REE (La-Nd) compared with the heavy REE (Sm-Lu), but not as extreme as the known "depleted" shergottites. Thus, NWA 6234 is suggested to belong to a new category of shergottite that is geochemically "intermediate" in incompatible elements. The only other basaltic or ol-phyric shergottite with a similar "intermediate" character is the basaltic shergottite NWA 480. Rhenium-osmium isotope systematics are consistent with this intermediate character, assuming a crystallization age of 180 Ma. We conclude that NWA 6234 represents an intermediate compositional group between enriched and depleted shergottites and offers new insights into the nature of mantle differentiation and mixing among mantle reservoirs in Mars.

  13. Basaltic Shergottite NWA 856: Differentiation of a Martian Magma

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    Ferdous, J.; Brandon, A. D.; Peslier, A. H.; Pirotte, Z.

    2016-01-01

    NWA 856 or Djel Ibone, is a basaltic shergottite discovered as a single stone of 320 g in South Morocco in April, 2001. This meteorite is fresh, i.e. shows minimal terrestrial weathering for a desert find. No shergottite discovered in North Africa can be paired with NWA 856. The purpose of this study is to constrain its crystallization history using textural observations, crystallization sequence modeling and in-situ trace element analysis in order to understand differentiation in shergottite magmatic systems.

  14. Shock Metamorphism of the Dhofar 378 Basaltic Shergottite

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    Mikouchi, T.; McKay, G.

    2006-01-01

    Shock metamorphism is one of the most fundamental processes in the history of Martian meteorites, especially shergottites, which affect their mineralogy and chronology. The formation of "maskelynite" from plagioclase and shock melts is such major mineralogical effects. Dhofar 378 is one of the recently found desert shergottites that is mainly composed of plagioclase and pyroxene. This shergottite is important because of its highly shocked nature and unique plagioclase texture, and thus has a great potential for assessing a "shock" age of shergottites. We have been working on a combined study of mineralogy and chronology of the same rock chip of Dhofar 378. This abstract reports its mineralogical part.

  15. New Titanium Monosulfide Mineral Phase in Yamato 691 Enstatite Chondrite

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    Nakamura-Messenger, K; Clemett, S. J.; Rubin, A. E.; Choi, B.-G.; Zhang, S.; Rahman, Z.; Oikawa, K.; Keller, L. P.

    2011-01-01

    Yamato 691, an EH3 enstatite chondrite, was among the first meteorites discovered by chance in Antarctica by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) team in 1969. This discovery led to follow-up searches for meteorites in Antarctica [1]. These international searches have been very successful recovering over 40,000 total specimens (and still counting), including martian and lunar meteorites. Titanium is partly chalcophile in enstatite-rich meteorites. Previous occurrences of Ti-bearing sulfides include troilite, daubrelite and ferroan alabandite in enstatite chondrites and aubrites [2], and heideite with 28.5 wt% Ti in the Bustee aubrite [3]. Here we report a new mineral from Yamato 691, ideally stoichiometric TiS, titanium monosulfide, a simple two-element mineral phase, yet with a very unique crystal structure that, to our knowledge, has not been observed previously in nature.

  16. Amino acids in the Yamato carbonaceous chrondrite from Antarctica

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    Shimoyama, A.; Ponnamperuma, C.; Yanai, K.

    1979-01-01

    Evidence for the presence of amino acids of extraterrestrial origin in the Antarctic Yamato carbonaceous chrondrite is presented. Hydrolyzed and nonhydrolyzed water-extracted amino acid samples from exterior, middle and interior portions of the meteorite were analyzed by an amino acid analyzer and by gas chromatography of N-TFA-isopropyl amino acid derivatives. Nine protein and six nonprotein amino acids were detected in the meteorite at abundances between 34 and less than one nmole/g, with equal amounts in interior and exterior portions. Nearly equal abundances of the D and L enantiomers of alanine, aspartic acid and glutamic acid were found, indicating the abiotic, therefore extraterrestrial, origin of the amino acids. The Antarctic environment and the uniformity of protein amino acid abundances are discussed as evidence against the racemization of terrestrially acquired amino acids, and similarities between Yamato amino acid compositions and the amino acid compositions of the Murchison and Murray type II carbonaceous chrondrites are indicated.

  17. A More Reduced Mantle Source for Enriched Shergottites; Insights from the Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Lar 06319

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    Peslier, A. H.; Hnatyshin, D.; Herd, C. D. K.; Walton, E. L.; Brandon, A. D.; Lapen, T. J.; Shafer, J.

    2010-01-01

    A detailed petrographic study of melt inclusions and Cr-Fe-Ti oxides of LAR 06319 leads to two main conclusions: 1) this enriched oxidized olivine- phyric shergottite represents nearly continuous crystallization of a basaltic shergottite melt, 2) the melt became more oxidized during differentiation. The first crystallized mineral assemblages record the oxygen fugacity which is closest to that of the melt s mantle source, and which is lower than generally attributed to the enriched shergottite group.

  18. The age of the martian meteorite Northwest Africa 1195 and the differentiation history of the shergottites

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    Symes, S; Borg, L; Shearer, C; Irving, A

    2007-04-05

    Samarium-neodymium isotopic analyses of unleached and acid-leached mineral fractions from the recently identified olivine-bearing shergottite Northwest Africa 1195 yield a crystallization age of 348 {+-} 19 Ma and an {var_epsilon}{sub Nd}{sup 143} value of +40.1 {+-} 1.3. Maskelynite fractions do not lie on the Sm-Nd isochron and appear to contain a martian surface component with low {sup 147}Sm/{sup 144}Nd and {sup 143}Nd/{sup 144}Nd ratios that was added during shock. The Rb-Sr system is disturbed and does not yield an isochron. Terrestrial Sr appears to have affected all of the mineral fractions, although a maximum initial {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratio of 0.701614 {+-} 16 is estimated by passing a 348 Ma reference isochron through the maskelynite fraction that is least affected by contamination. The high initial {var_epsilon}{sub Nd}{sup 143} value and the low initial {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratio, combined with the geologically young crystallization age, indicate that Northwest Africa 1195 is derived from a source region characterized by a long-term incompatible element depletion. The age and initial Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of Northwest Africa 1195 are very similar to those of Queen Alexandra Range 94201, indicating these samples were derived from source regions with nearly identical Sr-Nd isotopic systematics. These similarities suggest that these two meteorites share a close petrogenetic relationship and might have been erupted from a common volcano. The meteorites Yamato 980459, Dar al Gani 476, Sayh al Uhaymir 005/008, and Dhofar 019 also have relatively old ages between 474-575 Ma and trace element and/or isotopic systematics that are indicative of derivation from incompatible-element-depleted sources. This suggests that the oldest group of meteorites is more closely related to one another than they are to the younger meteorites that are derived from less incompatible-element-depleted sources. Closed-system fractional crystallization of this suite of

  19. Volatile compounds in shergottite and nakhlite meteorites

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    Gooding, James L.; Aggrey, Kwesi E.; Muenow, David W.

    1990-01-01

    Since discovery of apparent carbonate carbon in Nakhla, significant evidence has accumulated for occurrence of volatile compounds in shergotties and nakhlites. Results are presented from a study of volatile compounds in three shergottites, one nakhlite, and three eucrite control samples. Shergotties ALHA77005, EETA79001, and Shergotty, and the nakhlite Nakhla, all contain oxidized sulfur (sulfate) of preterrestrial origin; sulfur oxidation is most complete in EETA79001/Lith-C. Significant bulk carbonate was confirmed in Nakhla and trace carbonate was substantiated for EETA79001, all of which appears to be preterrestrial in origin. Chlorine covaries with oxidized sulfur, whereas carbonate and sulfate are inversely related. These volatile compounds were probably formed in a highly oxidizing, aqueous environment sometime in the late stage histories of the rocks that are now represented as meteorites. They are consistent with the hypothesis that shergottite and nakhlite meteorites originated on Mars and that Mars has supported aqueous geochemistry during its history.

  20. Northwest Africa 5298: A Basaltic Shergottite

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    Hui, Hejiu; Peslier, Anne; Lapen, Thomas J.; Brandon, Alan; Shafer, John

    2009-01-01

    NWA 5298 is a single 445 g meteorite found near Bir Gandouz, Morocco in March 2008 [1]. This rock has a brown exterior weathered surface instead of a fusion crust and the interior is composed of green mineral grains with interstitial dark patches containing small vesicles and shock melts [1]. This meteorite is classified as a basaltic shergottite [2]. A petrologic study of this Martian meteorite is being carried out with electron microprobe analysis and soon trace element analyses by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Oxygen fugacity is calculated from Fe-Ti oxides pairs in the sample. The data from this study constrains the petrogenesis of basaltic shergottites.

  1. The case for old basaltic shergottites

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    Bouvier, Audrey; Blichert-Toft, Janne; Vervoort, Jeffrey D.; Gillet, Philippe; Albarède, Francis

    2008-02-01

    The crystallization age of shergottites is currently not agreed upon. Although mineral 87Rb- 87Sr, 147Sm- 143Nd, 176Lu- 176Hf, and U-Pb isochrons all give very young ages, typically in the range of 160-180 Ma, 207Pb- 206Pb data support a much older crystallization age at 4.1 Ga, which is consistent with published whole-rock 87Rb- 87Sr data on basaltic shergottites. Different isotopic systems present different complexities, but crater-counting chronology, which shows that a substantial fraction of the Martian surface was resurfaced during the late heavy bombardment, is in favor of an old Martian lithosphere with ages in accordance with Pb-Pb and Rb-Sr isotopic data. A ˜ 4.1 Ga Pb-Pb age of shergottites also agrees with the 142Nd and 182W anomalies found in these rocks and concur with the presence of an actively convecting mantle during the first 500 Myr of the planet's history. We here present new Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, and Pb-Pb mineral isochrons for the basaltic shergottites Shergotty and Los Angeles complementing our previous results on Zagami [Bouvier A., Blichert-Toft J., Vervoort J.D. and Albarède F. (2005). The age of SNC meteorites and the antiquity of the Martian surface, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 240, 221-233]. The internal 147Sm- 143Nd and 176Lu- 176Hf isochrons give young ages of, respectively, 172 ± 40 (MSWD = 2.0) and 188 ± 91 (MSWD = 3.1) for Shergotty, and 181 ± 13 (MSWD = 0.14) and 159 ± 42 (MSWD = 0.01) for Los Angeles. In contrast, the Pb isotope compositions of the leached whole-rock fragments and maskelynite separates of Shergotty and Los Angeles fall on the whole-rock isochron previously established for Zagami and other shergottite samples and collectively yield a Pb-Pb age of 4050 ± 70 Ma for the crystallization of the basaltic shergottite suite. The contrast between the ˜ 170 Ma ages of internal isochrons and the 4.1 Ga age supported by Pb-Pb and 87Rb- 87Sr on whole-rocks simply reflects that the younger age dates the perturbation of a suite of

  2. Lherzolite, anorthosite, gabbro, and basalt dredged from the Mid-Indian Ocean Ridge

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    Engel, C.G.; Fisher, R.L.

    1969-01-01

    The Central Indian Ridge is mantled with flows of low-potassium basalt of uniform composition. Gabbro, anorthosite, and garnet-bearing lherzolite are exposed in cross fractures, and lherzolite is the bedrock at the center of the ridge. The lherzolites are upper-mantle rock exposed by faulting.

  3. Geochemistry of Intermediate Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Northwest Africa 6234

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    Filiberto, J.; Chin, E.; Day, J. M. D.; Gross, J.; Penniston-Dorland, S. C.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Treiman, A. H.

    2012-03-01

    Here we present major- and trace-element geochemistry, Li-isotope composition and abundance, and Re-Os isotope and highly siderophile element abundance data for the ol-phyric shergottite Northwest Africa 6234.

  4. Terrestrial C-14 age of the Antarctic shergottite, EETA 79001

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    Jull, A. J. T.; Donahue, D. J.

    1988-01-01

    The terrestrial age of the Elephant Moraine shergottite EETA 79001 (lithology A) has been determined from measurement of its cosmogenic C-14 content as 12 +/- 2 kyr. The results on saturated and blank samples of 1 g or less are also discussed. The age calculated for EETA 79001 is compared to exposure and terrestrial ages of other shergottites in the light of possible origins of these meteorites on Mars.

  5. Some phase equilibrium systematics of lherzolite melting: I

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    Longhi, John

    2002-03-01

    New piston-cylinder experiments constrain the compositions of a series of synthetic picritic liquids that are in equilibrium with forsteritic olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, and garnet or spinel from 2.4 to 3.4 Gpa. Mass balance calculations show that two of the liquid + crystal assemblages are consistent with those expected by 4.4 and 1.6 wt % anhydrous partial melting of a peridotite generally similar in composition to estimates of depleted upper mantle (DPUM). The liquids in these runs contain <=2.0 wt % Na2O. Lherzolitic liquids with higher concentrations of Na2O have negative mass balance coefficients, regardless of Mg', implying that there is a limit of ~2 wt % Na2O in anhydrous partial melts of peridotites with ~0.3 wt % bulk Na2O in the upper garnet-lherzolite stability field. Examination of liquidus equilibria in the NCMAS system demonstrates that coupling of Na2O and SiO2 concentrations in liquids saturated with lherzolite assemblages permits high-Na2O, high-SiO2 melts at pressures ~1.0 GPa, whereas only high-Na2O, low-SiO2 melts are possible in the garnet-lherzolite stability field. Because the bulk partition coefficient for Na2O increases with pressure, the concentration of Na2O in batch melts of the same percent will necessarily decrease with pressure. Calculations of low-degree anhydrous melting of DPUM with a revised melting model, BATCH, indicate that the Na2O concentration decreases with increasing pressure more rapidly than in previous models. Thus, for example, 1% melting of lherzolite with Na2O bulk concentration typical of estimated terrestrial mantle (~0.3 wt %), can produce a liquid with ~6 wt % Na2O at 1.0 GPa but only ~2% Na2O at 3.0 Gpa. In calculated melts of the DPUM and PUM compositions at 1.0 Gpa, the TiO2 concentration decreases between 10 and 1% melting in response to an increase inDTiO2cpx, consistent reported experimental observations. The increase in DTiO2cpx appears to be a response to increasing alkalis in the melt

  6. The Origin and Impact History of Lunar Meteorite Yamato 86032

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    Yamaguchi, A.; Takeda, H.; Nyquist, L. E.; Bogard, D. D.; Ebihara, M.; Karouji, Y.

    2004-01-01

    Yamato (Y) 86032 is a feldspathic lunar highland breccia having some characteristics of regolith breccia. The absence of KREEP components in the matrix in Y86032 indicates that these meteorites came from a long distance from Mare Imbrium, perhaps from the far-side of the moon. One ferroan anorthosite (FAN) clast in Y86032 has a very old Ar-Ar age of approximately 4.35-4.4 Ga. The negative Nd of this clast may suggest a direct link with the primordial magma ocean. The facts indicate that Y86032 contains components derived from a protolith of the original lunar crust. Detailed petrologic characterization of each component in this breccia is essential to understand the early impact history and origin of the lunar highland crust. We made a large slab (5.2 x 3.6 cm x 3-5 mm) of Y86032 to better understand the relationship of various lithologies and their petrologic origin.

  7. Jarosite in the Shergottite Que 94201

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    Ross, D. K.; Ito, M.; Rao, M. N.; Hervig, R.; Williams, L. B.; Nyquist, Laurence E.; Peslier, A.

    2010-01-01

    Veins of the hydroxylated, potassium ferric sulfate mineral jarosite - KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 - have been identified in the martian meteorite Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201. Iron potassium sulfate had been reported in QUE 94201 by Wentworth and Gooding. Jarosite has been reported in other Martian meteorites - Roberts Massif (RBT) 04262, Miller Range (MIL) 03346, and Yamato 000593 - and it has been identified on the Martian surface by Moessbauer spectroscopy. Given the presence of jarosite on Mars, and the burgeoning interest in water-rock interactions on Mars, the question arises whether jarosite in Martian meteorites is formed by aqueous alteration on Mars, or in Antarctica. Hydrogen isotopes are potentially sensitive indicators of the site of formation or last equilibration of hydrous alteration minerals, because of the large difference between D/H ratio of the Martian atmosphere (and also presumably the cryosphere) and terrestrial hydrogen. The Martian atmospheric delta D(sub SMOW) ratio is approximately +4200%o, igneous minerals with substantial hydrogen (phosphates) have high D, +2000%o to +4700%o versus terrestrial waters with approximately 480%o to +130%o. The crystal chemistry and structure of jarosite are reviewed in Papi ke et al. Here we report hydrogen isotopes measured in jarosite in QUE 94201 by ion microprobe, and also report on the major element composition of jarosite measured by electron microprobe.

  8. Thermobarometry for spinel lherzolite xenoliths in alkali basalts

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    Ozawa, Kazuhito; Youbi, Nasrrddine; Boumehdi, Moulay Ahmed; Nagahara, Hiroko

    2016-04-01

    Application of geothermobarometers to peridotite xenoliths has been providing very useful information on thermal and chemical structure of lithospheric or asthenospheric mantle at the time of almost instantaneous sampling by the host magmas, based on which various thermal (e.g., McKenzie et al., 2005), chemical (e.g., Griffin et al., 2003), and rheological (e.g., Ave Lallemant et al., 1980) models of lithosphere have been constructed. Geothermobarometry for garnet or plagioclase-bearing lithologies provide accurate pressure estimation, but this is not the case for the spinel peridotites, which are frequently sampled from Phanerozoic provinces in various tectonic environments (Nixon and Davies, 1987). There are several geobarometers proposed for spinel lherzolite, such as single pyroxene geothermobarometer (Mercier, 1980) and geothermobarometer based on Ca exchange between olivine and clinopyroxene (Köhler and Brey, 1990), but they have essential problems and it is usually believed that appropriated barometers do not exist for spinel lherzolites (O'Reilly et al., 1997; Medaris et al., 1999). It is thus imperative to develop reliable barometry for spinel peridotite xenoliths. We have developed barometry for spinel peridotite xenoliths by exploiting small differences in pressure dependence in relevant reactions, whose calibration was made through careful evaluation of volume changes of the reactions. This is augmented with higher levels of care in application of barometer by choosing mineral domains and their chemical components that are in equilibrium as close as possible. This is necessary because such barometry is very sensitive to changes in chemical composition induced by transient state of the system possibly owing to pressure and temperature changes as well as chemical modification, forming chemical heterogeneity or zoning frequently reported from various mantle xenoliths (Smith, 1999). Thus very carful treatment of heterogeneity, which might be trivial for

  9. Lherzolite, anorthosite, gabbro, and basalt dredged from the mid-Indian ocean ridge.

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    Engel, C G; Fisher, R L

    1969-11-28

    The Central Indian Ridge is mantled with flows of low-potassium basalt of uniform composition. Gabbro, anorthosite, and garnet-bearing lherzolite are exposed in cross fractures, and lherzolite is the bedrock at the center of the ridge. The Iherzolites are upper-mantle rock exposed by faulting. PMID:17775570

  10. Crystallization Age of NWA 1460 Shergottite: Paradox Revisited

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    Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C-Y.; Reese, Y. D.; Irving, A. J.

    2004-01-01

    We have determined the Rb-Sr age of basaltic shergottite NWA 1460 to be 312 +/- 3 Ma, and the Sm-Nd age to be 352 +/- 30 Ma. The initial Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of NWA 1460 suggest it is an earlier melting product of a Martian mantle source region similar to those of the Iherzolitic shergottites and basaltic shergottite EETA79001, lithology B. The new ages of NWA 1460 and other recently analyzed Martian meteorites leads us to reexamine the paradox that most of the Martian meteorites appear to be younger from the majority of the Martian surface. This paradox continues to pose a challenge to determining a reliable Martian chronology.

  11. Lunar meteorite Yamato-86032 - Mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical studies

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    Koeberl, Christian; Kurat, Gero; Brandstaetter, Franz

    1990-01-01

    Yamato-86032 is a shock-lithified anorthositic fragmental breccia. It consists mainly of highly feldspathic meta-breccias and meta-meltrocks and possibly contains a small contribution from mare lithologies, but there is no indication of a KREEP component. In many respects Y-86032 is similar to the previously described lunar meteorites Y-82192/3, but there are some notable differences. We have analyzed about 40 major and trace elements in bulk matrix, impact melt, and clast samples from two chips of Y-86032. The abundances of most lithophile and incompatible elements are lower in Y-86032 than in Y-82192 (which contains very low abundances compared to normal lunar highland rocks). The REE abundances are comparable to those of Y-82192. The elements Sc, Cr, Mn, Fe and Co have significantly lower abundances than in Y-82192, and the siderophile element pattern is also different. Since cosmic ray exposure data indicate pairing of Y-86032 with Y-82192/3, the source region for these meteorites on the moon must have been fairly heterogeneous.

  12. Lead Isotopes in Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Tissint: Implications for the Geochemical Evolution of the Shergottite Source Mantle

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    Moriwaki, R.; Usui, T.; Simon, J. I.; Jones, J. H.; Yokoyama, T.

    2015-01-01

    Geochemically-depleted shergottites are basaltic rocks derived from a martian mantle source reservoir. Geochemical evolution of the martian mantle has been investigated mainly based on the Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, and Lu-Hf isotope systematics of the shergottites [1]. Although potentially informative, U-Th- Pb isotope systematics have been limited because of difficulties in interpreting the analyses of depleted meteorite samples that are more susceptible to the effects of near-surface processes and terrestrial contamination. This study conducts a 5-step sequential acid leaching experiment of the first witnessed fall of the geochemically-depleted olivinephyric shergottite Tissint to minimize the effect of low temperature distrubence. Trace element analyses of the Tissint acid residue (mostly pyroxene) indicate that Pb isotope compositions of the residue do not contain either a martian surface or terrestrial component, but represent the Tissint magma source [2]. The residue has relatively unradiogenic initial Pb isotopic compositions (e.g., 206Pb/204Pb = 10.8136) that fall within the Pb isotope space of other geochemically-depleted shergottites. An initial µ-value (238U/204Pb = 1.5) of Tissint at the time of crystallization (472 Ma [3]) is similar to a time-integrated mu- value (1.72 at 472 Ma) of the Tissint source mantle calculated based on the two-stage mantle evolution model [1]. On the other hand, the other geochemically-depleted shergottites (e.g., QUE 94201 [4]) have initial µ-values of their parental magmas distinctly lower than those of their modeled source mantle. These results suggest that only Tissint potentially reflects the geochemical signature of the shergottite mantle source that originated from cumulates of the martian magma ocean

  13. Crystallization kinetics of olivine-phyric shergottites

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    Ennis, Megan E.; McSween, Harry Y.

    2014-08-01

    Crystal size distribution (CSD) and spatial distribution pattern (SDP) analyses are applied to the early crystallizing phases, olivine and pyroxene, in olivine-phyric shergottites (Elephant moraine [EET] 79001A, Dar al Gani [DaG] 476, and dhofar [Dho] 019) from each sampling locality inferred from Mars ejection ages. Trace element zonation patterns (P and Cr) in olivine are also used to characterize the crystallization history of these Martian basalts. Previously reported 2-D CSDs for these meteorites are re-evaluated using a newer stereographically corrected methodology. Kinks in the olivine CSD plots suggest several populations that crystallized under different conditions. CSDs for pyroxene in DaG 476 and EET 79001A reveal single populations that grew under steady-state conditions; pyroxenes in Dho 019 were too intergrown for CSD analysis. Magma chamber residence times of several days for small grains to several months for olivine megacrysts are calculated using the CSD slopes and growth rates inferred from previous experimental data. Phosphorus imaging in olivines in DaG 476 and Dho 019 indicate rapid growth of skeletal, sector-zoned, or patchy cores, probably in response to delayed nucleation, followed by slow growth, and finally rapid dendritic growth with back-filling to form oscillatory zoning in rims. SPD analyses indicate that olivine and pyroxene crystals grew or accumulated in clusters rather than as randomly distributed grains. These data reveal complex solidification histories for Martian basalts, and are generally consistent with the formation at depth of olivine megacryst cores, which were entrained in ascending magmas that crystallized pyroxenes, small olivines, and oscillatory rims on megacrysts.

  14. Putative Indigenous Carbon-Bearing Alteration Features in Martian Meteorite Yamato 000593

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    Gibson, Everett K.; Thomas-Keprta, Kathie L.; Clemett, Simon J.; McKay, David S.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract We report the first observation of indigenous carbonaceous matter in the martian meteorite Yamato 000593. The carbonaceous phases are heterogeneously distributed within secondary iddingsite alteration veins and present in a range of morphologies including areas composed of carbon-rich spheroidal assemblages encased in multiple layers of iddingsite. We also observed microtubular features emanating from iddingsite veins penetrating into the host olivine comparable in shape to those interpreted to have formed by bioerosion in terrestrial basalts. Key Words: Meteorite—Yamato 000593—Mars—Carbon. Astrobiology 14, 170–181. PMID:24552234

  15. Provenance and Concentration of Water in the Shergottite Mantle

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    Jones, J. H.; Usui, T.; Alexander, C. M. O'D.; Simon, J. I.; Wang, J.

    2012-01-01

    The water content of the martian mantle is controversial. In particular, the role of water in the petrogenesis of the shergottites has been much debated. Although the shergottites, collectively, contain very little water [e.g., 1,2], some experiments have been interpreted to show that percent levels of water are required for the petrogenesis of shergottites such as Shergotty and Zagami [3]. In this latter interpretation, the general paucity of water in the shergottites and their constituent minerals is attributed to late-stage degassing. Y980459 (Y98) is a very primitive, perhaps even parental, martian basalt, with a one-bar liquidus temperature of approx.1400 C. Olivine is the liquidus phase, and olivine core compositions are in equilibrium with the bulk rock [e.g., 4]. Petrogenetically, therefore, Y98 has had a rather simple history and can potentially help constrain the role of water in martian igneous processes. In particular, once trapped, melt inclusions should not be affected by subsequent degassing.

  16. New constraints on the formation of shergottite Elephant Moraine 79001 lithology A

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    Liu, Yang; Balta, J. Brian; Goodrich, Cyrena A.; McSween, Harry Y.; Taylor, Lawrence A.

    2013-05-01

    Previous studies of Elephant Moraine (EET) 79001 disagreed upon the nature of the magnesian olivine and orthopyroxene grains, and generally considered the formation of EET 79001 at low pressure conditions. New observations on mineral associations, and trace-element abundances of olivine-hosted melt inclusions, in lithology A (EET-A) of EET 79001 lead to new constraints on the formation of this meteorite. The abundances and chondrite-normalized REE pattern of the average melt inclusions in olivine of Mg# 75-61 are similar to those of the bulk-rock composition of lithology A, suggesting that the Mg# <77 olivines are phenocrysts. We also report the widespread occurrence of round orthopyroxene (En78.9-77.9Wo2.2-2.5) inclusions in disequilibrium contact with their olivine hosts (Mg# 73-68). Compositions of these inclusions are similar to xenocrystic cores (Mg# ⩾77; Wo ⩽4) in pyroxene megacrysts. These observations indicate that orthopyroxene xenocrysts were being resorbed while Mg# 77-73 olivine was crystallizing. Combined, these observations suggest that only small portions of the megacrysts are xenocrystic, namely orthopyroxene of Mg# ⩾77 and Wo ⩽4, and possibly also olivine of Mg# ⩾77. The volume percentages of the xenocrystic materials in the rock are small (⩽1 vol.% for each mineral). Compositions of the xenocrystic minerals are similar to cores of megacrysts in olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato (Y) 980459 and Northwest Africa (NWA) 5789. Considering the small fraction of xenocrysts and the similarity between REE abundances of the early-trapped melt and those in bulk EET-A, we re-evaluated the possibility that the bulk-rock composition of EET-A is close to that of its parent melt. Results of pMELTS modeling indicate that polybaric crystallization of the EET-A bulk composition (corrected by removal of xenocryst material) can reproduce the crystallization sequence of EET-A, in contrast to the conclusions of previous workers. We estimate that the EET

  17. Solubility of Sulfur in Shergottitic Silicate Melts Up to 0.8 GPA: Implications for S Contents of Shergottites

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    Righter, K.; Pando, K.M.; Danielson, L.

    2009-01-01

    Shergottites have high S contents (1300 to 4600 ppm; [1]), but it is unclear if they are sulfide saturated or under-saturated. This issue has fundamental implications for determining the long term S budget of the martian surface and atmosphere (from mantle degassing), as well as evolution of the highly siderophile elements (HSE) Au, Pd, Pt, Re, Rh, Ru, Ir, and Os, since concentrations of the latter are controlled by sulfide stability. Resolution of sulfide saturation depends upon temperature, pressure, oxygen fugacity (and FeO), and magma composition [2]. Expressions derived from experimental studies allow prediction of S contents, though so far they are not calibrated for shergottitic liquids [3-5]. We have carried out new experiments designed to test current S saturation models, and then show that existing calibrations are not suitable for high FeO and low Al2O3 compositions characteristic of shergottitic liquids. The new results show that existing models underpredict S contents of sulfide saturated shergottitic liquids by a factor of 2.

  18. An Experimental Investigation of the Shergottite NWA 6162

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    Barnett, R. Gaylen; Jones, John H.; Draper, David S.; Le, Loan H.

    2012-01-01

    The Martian meteorite North West Africa 6162 (NWA 6162) is a shergottite found in Morocco in 2010. The meteorite has large olivine crystals with Mg-depleted rims as low as FO(sub 65) and Mg-rich cores of up to FO(sub 74). It is similar both in appearance and composition to another shergottite, SaU 005. Our objective is to determine if NWA 6162 represents a liquid or if it is a product of olivine accumulation. Olivine accumulation would leave the parent melt Mg-depleted and the complementary olivine cumulates would be Mg-enriched. Therefore, if NWA 6162 is a partial cumulate we would expect that liquidus olivines grown from this bulk composition would be more magnesium than olivines in the natural sample.

  19. AR-39-AR-40 "Age" of Basaltic Shergottite NWA-3171

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    Bogard, Donald D.; Park, Jisun

    2007-01-01

    North-West-Africa 3171 is a 506 g, relatively fresh appearing, basaltic shergottite with similarities to Zagami and Shergotty, but not obviously paired with any of the other known African basaltic shergottites. Its exposure age has the range of 2.5-3.1 Myr , similar to those of Zagami and Shergotty. We made AR-39-AR-40 analyses of a "plagioclase" (now shock-converted to maskelynite) separate and of a glass hand-picked from a vein connected to shock melt pockets.. Plagioclase was separated using its low magnetic susceptibility and then heavy liquid with density of <2.85 g/cm(exp 3). The AR-39-AR-40 age spectrum of NWA-317 1 plag displays a rise in age over 20-100% of the 39Ar release, from 0.24 Gyr to 0.27 Gy.

  20. The harzburgites-lherzolite cycle: depletion and refertilization processes

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    Dijkstra, A. H.

    2011-12-01

    Lherzolites or clinopyroxene-rich harzburgites sampled at the ocean floor are now generally interpreted as refractory harzburgites refertilized by melt-rock reaction or melt impregnation at the spreading center, rather than as relatively undepleted bulk upper mantle. The key evidence for a melt refertilization origin is often textural. Critically, the refertilization can mask the underlying very refractory character: oceanic peridotites prior to melt refertilization at the ridge are often too refractory to be simple mantle residues of bulk upper mantle that was melted at the ridge. This suggests that the upper mantle contains large domains that record prior melting histories. This is supported by ancient rhenium-depletion ages that are common in oceanic peridotites. In this presentation, I will discuss some key examples (e.g., Macquarie Island [1], Pindos, Totalp, Lanzarote) of refertilized oceanic peridotites, which all have recorded previous, ancient depletions. I will show the textural and geochemical evidence for melt refertilization. It has often been assumed that melt refertilization occurs by interaction with mantle melts. However, there is now evidence for melt refertilization through a reaction with eclogite-derived melts, probably at the base of the melting column underneath the ridge system. These eclogitic mantle heterogeneities themselves do not normally survive the melting underneath the spreading center, but their isotopic signature can be recognized in the reacted peridotites. In summary, we have moved away from the idea that oceanic mantle rocks are simple melting residues of homogeneous bulk upper mantle. The picture that emerges is a rich and complex one, suggesting that oceanic mantle rocks record dynamic histories of melting and refertilization. In particular, the melting event in refertilized peridotites can be much older than the age of the ridge system at which they are sampled. Many oceanic peridotites contain evidence for a Mesoproterozoic

  1. Shergottite Impact Melt Glasses Contain Soil from Martian Uplands

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    Rao, M. N.; McKay, D. S.

    2002-01-01

    Martian meteorite (shergottite) impact melt glasses that contain high concentrations of martian atmospheric noble gases and show significant variations in Sr-87/Sr-86 isotopic ratios are likely to contain Martian surface fines mixed with coarser regolith materials. The mixed soil constituents were molten due to shock at the time of meteoroid impact near the Martian surface and the molten glass got incorporated into the voids and cracks in some shergottite meteorites. Earlier, Rao et al. found large enrichments of sulfur (sulfate) during an electron-microprobe study of several impact melt glass veins and pods in EET79001,LithC thin sections. As sulfur is very abundant in Martian soil, these S excesses were attributed to the mixing of a soil component containing aqueously altered secondary minerals with the LithC precursor materials prior to impact melt generation. Recently, we studied additional impact melt glasses in two basaltic shergottites, Zagami and Shergotty using procedures similar to those described. Significant S enrichments in Zagami and Shergotty impact melt glass veins similar to the EET79001, LithC glasses were found. In addition, we noticed the depletion of the mafic component accompanied by the enrichment of felsic component in these impact melt glass veins relative to the bulk host rock in the shergottites. To explain these observations, we present a model based on comminution of basaltic rocks due to meteoroid bombardment on martian regolith and mechanical fractionation leading to enrichment of felsics and depletion of mafics in the fine grained dust which is locally mobilized as a result of saltation and deflation due to the pervasive aeolian activity on Mars.

  2. Shergottite Impact Melt Glasses Contain Soil from Martian Uplands

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    Rao, M. N.; McKay, D. S.

    2002-01-01

    Martian meteorite (shergottite) impact melt glasses that contain high concentrations of martian atmospheric noble gases and show significant variations in Sr-87/Sr-86 isotopic ratios are likely to contain Martian surface fines mixed with coarser regolith materials. The mixed soil constituents were molten due to shock at the time of meteoroid impact near the Martian surface and the molten glass got incorporated into the voids and cracks in some shergottite meteorites. Earlier, Rao et al. found large enrichments of sulfur (sulfate) during an electron-microprobe study of several impact melt glass veins and pods in EET79001,LithC thin sections. As sulfur is very abundant in Martian soil, these S excesses were attributed to the mixing of a soil component containing aqueously altered secondary minerals with the LithC precursor materials prior to impact melt generation. Recently, we studied additional impact melt glasses in two basaltic shergottites, Zagami and Shergotty using procedures similar to those described by Rao et al. Significant S enrichments in Zagami and Shergotty impact melt glass veins similar to the EET79001, LithC glasses were found. In addition, we noticed the depletion of the mafic component accompanied by the enrichment of felsic component in these impact melt glass veins relative to the bulk host rock in the shergottites. To explain these observations, we present a model based on comminution of basaltic rocks due to meteroid bombardment on martian regolith and mechanical fractionation leading to enrichment of felsics and depletion of mafics in the fine grained dust which is locally mobilized as a result of saltation and deflation due to the pervasive aeolian activity on Mars.

  3. APXS ANALYSES OF BOUNCE ROCK: THE FIRST SHERGOTTITE ON MARS

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    Ming, Douglas W.; Zipfel, J.; Anderson, R.; Brueckner, J.; Clark, B. C.; Dreibus, G.; Economou, T.; Gellert, R.; Lugmair, G. W.; Klingelhoefer, G.

    2005-01-01

    During the MER Mission, an isolated rock at Meridiani Planum was analyzed by the Athena instrument suite [1]. Remote sensing instruments noticed its distinct appearance. Two areas on the untreated rock surface and one area that was abraded with the Rock Abrasion Tool were analyzed by Microscopic Imager, Mossbauer Mimos II [2], and Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS). Results of all analyses revealed a close relationship of this rock with known basaltic shergottites.

  4. Martian meteorite Tissint records unique petrogenesis among the depleted shergottites

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    Basu Sarbadhikari, A.; Babu, E. V. S. S. K.; Vijaya Kumar, T.; Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H.

    2016-09-01

    Tissint, a new unaltered piece of Martian volcanic materials, is the most silica-poor and Mg-Fe-rich igneous rock among the "depleted" olivine-phyric shergottites. Fe-Mg zoning of olivine suggests equilibrium growth (<0.1 °C h-1) in the range of Fo80-56 and olivine overgrowth (Fo55-18) through a process of rapid disequilibrium (~1.0-5.0 °C h-1). The spatially extended (up to 600 μm) flat-top Fe-Mg profiles of olivine indicates that the early-stage cooling rate of Tissint was slower than the other shergottites. The chemically metastable outer rim of olivine (shergottites. Dominance of augite over plagioclase induced augite to control the Ca-buffer in the residual melt suppressing the plagioclase crystallization, which also caused a profound effect on the Al-content in the late-crystallized pyroxenes. Mineral chemical stability, phase-assemblage saturation, and pressure-temperature path of evolution indicates that the parent magma entered the solidus and left the liquidus field at a depth of 40-80 km in the upper mantle. Petrogenesis of Tissint appears to be similar to LAR 06319, an enriched olivine-phyric shergottite, during the early to intermediate stage of crystallization. A severe shock-induced deformation resulted in remelting (10-15 vol%), recrystallization (most Fe-rich phases), and exhumation of Tissint in a time scale of 1-8 yr. Tissint possesses some distinct characteristics, e.g., impact-induced melting and deformation, forming phosphorus-rich recrystallization rims of olivine, and shock-induced melt domains without relative enrichment of LREEs compared to the bulk; and shared characteristics, e.g., modal

  5. Martian meteorite Tissint records unique petrogenesis among the depleted shergottites

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    Basu Sarbadhikari, A.; Babu, E. V. S. S. K.; Vijaya Kumar, T.; Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H.

    2016-07-01

    Tissint, a new unaltered piece of Martian volcanic materials, is the most silica-poor and Mg-Fe-rich igneous rock among the "depleted" olivine-phyric shergottites. Fe-Mg zoning of olivine suggests equilibrium growth (<0.1 °C h-1) in the range of Fo80-56 and olivine overgrowth (Fo55-18) through a process of rapid disequilibrium (~1.0-5.0 °C h-1). The spatially extended (up to 600 μm) flat-top Fe-Mg profiles of olivine indicates that the early-stage cooling rate of Tissint was slower than the other shergottites. The chemically metastable outer rim of olivine (shergottites. Dominance of augite over plagioclase induced augite to control the Ca-buffer in the residual melt suppressing the plagioclase crystallization, which also caused a profound effect on the Al-content in the late-crystallized pyroxenes. Mineral chemical stability, phase-assemblage saturation, and pressure-temperature path of evolution indicates that the parent magma entered the solidus and left the liquidus field at a depth of 40-80 km in the upper mantle. Petrogenesis of Tissint appears to be similar to LAR 06319, an enriched olivine-phyric shergottite, during the early to intermediate stage of crystallization. A severe shock-induced deformation resulted in remelting (10-15 vol%), recrystallization (most Fe-rich phases), and exhumation of Tissint in a time scale of 1-8 yr. Tissint possesses some distinct characteristics, e.g., impact-induced melting and deformation, forming phosphorus-rich recrystallization rims of olivine, and shock-induced melt domains without relative enrichment of LREEs compared to the bulk; and shared characteristics, e.g., modal

  6. Formation of Secondary Lherzolite and Refertilization of the Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle: The Record of Orogenic Peridotites

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    Garrido, Carlos J.; Varas-Reus, María Isabel; Bodinier, Jean-Louis; Marchesi, Claudio; Bosch, Delphine; Hidas, Károly

    2016-04-01

    Correlations observed between major and minor transition elements in tectonically-emplaced orogenic peridotites have classically been ascribed to variable degrees of melt extraction. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that these chemical variations mostly reflect melt redistribution and near solidus reactions superimposed onto previous melting depletion events. Here we will assess this hypothesis using a large database of peridotites from orogenic peridotites in the westernmost Mediterranean (Ronda and Beni Bousera peridotites). We show that lherzolite samples show some trends in major elements and modal variations that are inconsistent with their interpretation as depleted MORB mantle (DMM). These trends are more consistent with the secondary formation of lherzolites by refertilization processes involving a least two different near-solidus, melt-processes: refertilization by pyroxenite-derived melts and by hydrous melts leading, respectively, to secondary lherzolites with Ol/Opx and Cpx/Opx ratios greater than those expected from residues from a primitive upper mantle source. Together with their N-MORB, LREE-depleted pattern, their fertile lherzolitic composition may have been acquired as a result of melt-rock interaction processes associated with the thermomechanical erosion of lithospheric mantle by asthenosphere. Major refertilization of depleted subcontinental mantle is an alternative to the small degrees of melt extraction to account for LREE depletion in otherwise fertile orogenic lherzolites.

  7. On the chondrite-achondrite transition - Mineralogy and chemistry of Yamato 74160 (LL7)

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    Takeda, H.; Huston, T. J.; Lipschutz, M. E.

    1984-01-01

    Petrology, mineralogic properties and contents of major elements and trace elements Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Co, Cs, Ga, In, Rb, Se, Te, Tl, U and Zn are reported (determined by radiochemical neutron activation analysis) in Yamato 74160, interpreted as an LL7 chondrite. All properties are consistent with this meteorite having been recrystallized and partially melted locally once at temperatures well above 1090 C under conditions such that some minerals (e.g. plagioclase, euhedral pyroxene, tetrataenite) grew from melt pockets and siderophilic and chalcophilic elements were lost by extraction into eutectic melt that drained away. Inhomogeneous plagioclase compositions and mobile element loss suggest shock as the most likely heat source. Yamato 74160, while inferentially chondritic, is a larval achondrite: even higher temperatures and longer times would have been required to cause the separations necessary to transform it to an identifiable achondrite type.

  8. Putative indigenous carbon-bearing alteration features in martian meteorite Yamato 000593.

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    White, Lauren M; Gibson, Everett K; Thomas-Keprta, Kathie L; Clemett, Simon J; McKay, David S

    2014-02-01

    We report the first observation of indigenous carbonaceous matter in the martian meteorite Yamato 000593. The carbonaceous phases are heterogeneously distributed within secondary iddingsite alteration veins and present in a range of morphologies including areas composed of carbon-rich spheroidal assemblages encased in multiple layers of iddingsite. We also observed microtubular features emanating from iddingsite veins penetrating into the host olivine comparable in shape to those interpreted to have formed by bioerosion in terrestrial basalts. PMID:24552234

  9. PGE distribution in deformed lherzolites of the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe (Yakutia)

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    Ilyina, O. V.; Tychkov, N. S.; Agashev, A. M.; Golovin, A. V.; Izokh, A. E.; Kozmenko, O. A.; Pokhilenko, N. P.

    2016-04-01

    The results of the first study of the PGE distribution in deformed lherzolites of the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe (Yakutia) are presented here. The complex character of evolution of the PGE composition in the Deformed lherzolites is assumed to be the result of silicate metasomatism. At the first stage, growth in the amount of clinopyroxene and garnet in the rock is accompanied by a decrease in the concentration of the compatible PGE (Os, Ir). During the final stage, the rock is enriched with incompatible PGE (Pt, Pd) and Re possible due to precipitation of submicron-sized particles of sulfides in the interstitial space of these mantle rocks.

  10. The Martian Surface is old and so are Shergottites

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    Bouvier, A.; Blichert-Toft, J.; Vervoort, J. D.; Albarede, F.

    2005-12-01

    We report new Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, and Pb-Pb mineral and whole-rock (WR) isotope data for the basaltic shergottite (BS) Zagami (Zag), as well as Pb-Pb WR isotope data for the BS Los Angeles (LA). The isotopic analyses were carried out by MC-ICP-MS at ENSL. The Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf data for Zag yield internal isochron ages of 155±9 Ma (MSWD=0.45) and 185±36 Ma (MSWD=1.2), respectively. While these young ages overlap with earlier Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, and U-Pb ages (2), the Pb-Pb age does not. Our Pb isotope data on Zag and LA lie on the same Pb-Pb array as previous analyses of BS by (1), which, if interpreted as an isochron, indicate an age of ~4 Ga. The range of δ18O (3.9-5.2 permil) observed in shergottites (3, 4) is too broad to be accounted for by igneous processes only and attests to low-T interaction with fluids. The Martian surface appears to be covered with sulfates, while essentially lacking carbonates (5, 6), implying that the surface of Mars was once covered with acidic water bodies of unknown depths (7). An important observation is that apatite is a common phase in Zag and LA, as in all the shergottites (8), and explains why most of the REE, Th, U, and some fraction of Pb can be removed by leaching (9). The main inventory of Pb, however, resides in maskelynite. The Pb isotope data on shergottites, in conjunction with the existing body of geochemical and geophysical evidence, have important implications for the history of the Martian surface and lithosphere. A fundamental problem with the young crystallization ages for the Martian meteorites has been that these ages are difficult to reconcile with the large 182W and 142Nd isotopic anomalies present in these meteorites. On one hand, the anomalies from the extinct radionuclides appear to require a static, non-convecting mantle, whereas widespread volcanism on Mars as young as 150 Ma seems to require an actively convecting mantle. We suggest, based on the Pb isotope systematics of shergottites, that the Martian surface is

  11. Enriched Shergottite NWA 5298 As An Evolved Parent Melt: Trace Element Inventory

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    Hui, Hejiu; Peslier, Anne H.; Lapen, Thomas J.; Shafer, John; Brandon, Alan; Irving, Anthony

    2010-01-01

    Martian meteorite Northwest Africa 5298 is a basaltic shergottite that was found near Bir Gandouz (Morocco). Its martian origin was confirmed by oxygen isotopes [1], as well as Mn/Fe ratios in the pyroxenes and K/anorthite ratios in the plagioclases [2]. Here we present a petrographic and geochemical study of NWA 5298. Comparison of mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of this meteorite with other Martian rocks shows that NWA 5298 is not likely paired with any other known shergottites, but it has similarities to another basaltic shergottite Dhofar 378.

  12. Rare earth patterns in shergottite phosphates and residues

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    Laul, J. C.

    1987-01-01

    Leaching experiments with 1M HCl on ALHA 77005 powder show that rare earth elements (REE) are concentrated in accessory phosphate phases (whitlockite, apatite) that govern the REE patterns of bulk shergottites. The REE patterns of whitlockite are typically light REE-depleted with a negative Eu anomaly and show a hump at the heavy REE side, while the REE pattern of apatite (in Shergotty) is light REE-enriched. Parent magmas are calculated from the modal compositions of residues of ALHA 77005, Shergotty, and EETA 79001. The parent magmas lack a Eu anomaly, indicating that plagioclase was a late-stage crystallizing phase and that it probably crystallized before the phosphates. The parent magmas of ALHA 77005 and Shergotty have similar REE patterns, with a subchondritic Nd/Sm ratio. However, the Sm/Nd isotopoics require a light REE-depleted source for ALHA 77005 (if the crystallization age is less than 600 Myr) and a light REE-enriched source for Shergotty. Distant Nd and Sr isotopic signatures may suggest different source regions for shergottites.

  13. Petrogenesis of olivine-phyric shergottites Sayh al Uhaymir 005 and Elephant Moraine A79001 lithology A

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    Goodrich, Cyrena Anne

    2003-10-01

    Martian meteorites Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005 and lithology A of EETA79001 (EET-A) belong to a newly emerging group of olivine-phyric shergottites. Previous models for the origin of such shergottites have focused on mixing between basaltic shergottite-like magmas and lherzolitic shergottite-like material. Results of this work, however, suggest that SaU 005 and EET-A formed from olivine-saturated magmas that may have been parental to basaltic shergottites. SaU 005 and EET-A have porphyritic textures of large (up to ˜3 mm) olivine crystals (˜25% in SaU 005; ˜13% in EET-A) in finer-grained groundmasses consisting principally of pigeonite (˜50% in SaU 005; ˜60% in EET-A), plagioclase (maskelynite) and < 7% augite. Low-Ti chromite occurs as inclusions in the more magnesian olivine, and with chromian ulvöspinel rims in the more ferroan olivine and the groundmass. Crystallization histories for both rocks were determined from petrographic features (textures, crystal shapes and size distributions, phase associations, and modal abundances), mineral compositions, and melt compositions reconstructed from magmatic inclusions in olivine and chromite. The following observations indicate that the chromite and most magnesian olivine (Fo 74-70 in SaU 005; Fo 81-77 in EET-A) and pyroxenes (low-Ca pyroxene [Wo 4-6] of mg 77-74 and augite of mg 78 in SaU 005; orthopyroxene [Wo 3-5] of mg 84-80 in EET-A) in these rocks are xenocrystic. (1) Olivine crystal size distribution (CSD) functions show excesses of the largest crystals (whose cores comprise the most magnesian compositions), indicating addition of phenocrysts or xenocrysts. (2) The most magnesian low-Ca pyroxenes show near-vertical trends of mg vs. Al 2O 3 and Cr 2O 3, which suggest reaction with a magma. (3) In SaU 005, there is a gap in augite composition between mg 78 and 73. (4) Chromite cores of composite spinel grains are riddled with cracks, indicating that they experienced some physical stress before being overgrown

  14. Highly Siderophile Elements in Terrestrial Planets: Evidence From Shergottite Meteorites

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    Brandon, A. D.; Puchtel, I. S.; Walker, R. J.

    2011-12-01

    Mechanisms for the emplacement of highly siderophile elements (HSE) in Earth's mantle have been debated for several decades. The chief conundrum is accounting for the high absolute and chondritic relative abundances of these elements in the terrestrial mantle, despite their strong tendency to partition into metal during core formation. Two end member models are most frequently discussed with respect to this issue. In the first model, abundances of HSE in planetary mantles are controlled by partitioning between segregating metal and silicate at high pressures, where some or all of the HSE may be considerably less siderophile, as may be appropriate for the base of a terrestrial magma ocean. A major weakness of this model is the generally chondritic HSE ratios in the mantle, which would require conditions under which the metal-silicate partitioning of all HSE would converge to approximately the same values. In the second model, termed late accretion, core extraction removes >99% of HSE from the Earth's mantle. The mantle is subsequently reseeded with HSE via continued accretion of 0.5 to 1% by mass of additional material. This model has been questioned because the timing of late accretion is poorly defined, and the mechanisms that can rapidly mix the late accreted materials to homogeneity within the mantle are difficult to envision. To examine this issue, 23 mafic to ultramafic shergottite meteorites from Mars, were measured for 187Re-187Os isotopes and HSE abundances. The objective is to gain insights on the early chemical evolution of the martian mantle to address the issue of HSE controls on the mantles of terrestrial bodies, with Mars serving as an important point of comparison to Earth. The shergottites display calculated initial 187Os/188Os ratios that correlate with the initial 143Nd/144Nd. Shergottites from mantle sources with long-term melt-depleted characteristics (initial ɛ143Nd of +36 to +40) have chondritic initial γ187Os ranging from -0.5 to +2

  15. Lead Isotope Compositions of Acid Residues from Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Tissint: Implications for Heterogeneous Shergottite Source Reservoirs

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    Moriwaki, R.; Usui, T.; Yokoyama, T.; Simon, J. I.; Jones, J. H.

    2015-01-01

    Geochemical studies of shergottites suggest that their parental magmas reflect mixtures between at least two distinct geochemical source reservoirs, producing correlations between radiogenic isotope compositions and trace element abundances. These correlations have been interpreted as indicating the presence of a reduced, incompatible element- depleted reservoir and an oxidized, incompatible- element-enriched reservoir. The former is clearly a depleted mantle source, but there is ongoing debate regarding the origin of the enriched reservoir. Two contrasting models have been proposed regarding the location and mixing process of the two geochemical source reservoirs: (1) assimilation of oxidized crust by mantle derived, reduced magmas, or (2) mixing of two distinct mantle reservoirs during melting. The former requires the ancient Martian crust to be the enriched source (crustal assimilation), whereas the latter requires isolation of a long-lived enriched mantle domain that probably originated from residual melts formed during solidification of a magma ocean (heterogeneous mantle model). This study conducts Pb isotope and trace element concentration analyses of sequential acid-leaching fractions (leachates and the final residues) from the geochemically depleted olivine-phyric shergottite Tissint. The results suggest that the Tissint magma is not isotopically uniform and sampled at least two geochemical source reservoirs, implying that either crustal assimilation or magma mixing would have played a role in the Tissint petrogenesis.

  16. Noble gases in twenty Yamato H-chondrites: Comparison with Allan Hills chondrites and modern falls

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    Loeken, TH.; Scherer, P.; Schultz, L.

    1993-01-01

    Concentration and isotopic composition of noble gases have been measured in 20 H-chrondrites found on the Yamato Mountains ice fields in Antarctica. The distribution of exposure ages as well as of radiogenic He-4 contents is similar to that of H-chrondrites collected at the Allan Hills site. Furthermore, a comparison of the noble gas record of Antarctic H-chrondrites and finds or falls from non-Antarctic areas gives no support to the suggestion that Antarctic H-chrondrites and modern falls derive from differing interplanetary meteorite populations.

  17. An "Andesitic" Component in Shergottites with Restored LREE Abundances?

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    Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Wiesmann, H.; Barrat, J. A.

    2002-01-01

    The shergottite Martian meteorites present a variety of oft-confusing petrologic features. In particular, represented among this subgroup are basalts with very depleted LREE abundances, as well as those with nearly chondritic overall REE abundances. The LREE-depleted basalts appear to more closely record the REE and isotopic features of their mantle source legions. Those basalts with more nearly chondritic REE abundances appear to contain an extra component often referred to as a "crustal" component. The addition of the crustal component tends to restore the overall REE abundance pattern towards chondritic relative abundances. Here we suggest that the crustal component could derive from andesitic rocks observed remotely to occur on the Martian surface, and which were analysed at the Pathfinder site.

  18. An "Andestic" Component in Shergottites with Restored LREE Abundances?

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    Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Wiesmann, H.; Barrat, J. A.

    2002-01-01

    The shergottite Martian meteorites present a variety of oft-confusing petrologic features. In particular, represented among this subgroup are basalts with very depleted LREE abundances, as well as those with nearly chondritic overall REE abundances. The LREE-depleted basalts appear to more closely record the REE and isotopic features of their mantle source regions. Those basalts with more nearly chondritic REE abundances appear to contain an extra component often referred to as a "crustal" component. The addition of the crustal component tends to restore the overall REE abundance pattern towards chondritic relative abundances. Here we suggest that the crustal component could derive from "andesitic" rocks observed remotely to occur on the Martian surface, and which were analysed at the Pathfinder site.

  19. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Martian Meteorites: Petrology

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    2004-01-01

    The session "Martian Meteorites: Petrology: included the following reports:Volatile Behavior in Lunar and Terrestrial Basalts During Shock: Implications for Martian Magmas; Problems with a Low-Pressure Tholeiitic Magmatic History for the Chassigny Dunite; Fast Cooling History of the Chassigny Martian Meteorite; Rehomogenized Interstitial and Inclusion Melts in Lherzolitic Shergottite ALH 77005: Petrologic Significance; Compositional Controls on the Formation of Kaersutite Amphibole in Shergottite Meteorites; Chemical Characteristics of an Olivine-Phyric Shergottite, Yamato 980459; Pb-Hf-Sr-Nd Isotopic Systematics and Age of Nakhlite NWA 998; Noble Gases in Two Samples of EETA 79001 (Lith. A); Experimental Constraints on the Iron Content of the Martian Mantle; and Mars as the Parent Body for the CI Carbonaceous Chondrites: New Data.

  20. Solidus and liquidus temperatures and mineralogies for anhydrous garnet-lherzolite to 15 GPa

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    Herzberg, C. T.

    1983-01-01

    Strong convergence is noted, in experimental data for systems pertaining to anhydrous fertile garnet-lherzolite in the 6.5-15 GPa range, either to a common temperature or to temperatures differing by only about 100 C. The major element composition of magmas generated by even minor degrees of partial melting may be similar to the composition of the primordial, bulk silicate earth in an upper mantle stratigraphic column more than 160 km deep. Whether or not the solidus and liquidus intersect, the liquidus mineralogy for undepleted garnet-lherzolite compositions is found to change from olivine, at low pressures, to pyroxene, garnet, or a solid solution of both, at pressures greater than 10-15 GPa.

  1. Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall

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    Balta, J. Brian; Sanborn, Matthew E.; Udry, Arya; Wadhwa, Meenakshi; McSween, Harry Y.

    2015-01-01

    AbstractThe fall and recovery of the Tissint meteorite in 2011 created a rare opportunity to examine a Martian sample with a known, short residence time on Earth. Tissint is an olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> that accumulated olivine antecrysts within a single magmatic system. Coarse olivine grains with nearly homogeneous cores of Mg# >80 suggest slow re-equilibration. Many macroscopic features of this sample resemble those of LAR 06319, including the olivine crystal size distribution and the presence of evolved oxide and olivine compositions. Unlike LAR 06319, however, no magmatic hydrous phases were found in the analyzed samples of Tissint. Minor and trace element compositions indicate that the meteorite is the product of closed-system crystallization from a parent melt derived from a depleted source, with no obvious addition of a LREE-rich (crustal?) component prior to or during crystallization. The whole-rock REE pattern is similar to that of intermediate olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> EETA 79001 lithology A, and could also be approximated by a more olivine-rich version of depleted basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> QUE 94201. Magmatic oxygen fugacities are at the low end of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> range, with log fO2 of QFM-3.5 to -4.0 estimated based on early-crystallized minerals and QFM-2.4 estimated based on the Eu in pyroxene oxybarometer. These values are similarly comparable to other depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, including SaU 005 and QUE 94201. Tissint occupies a previously unsampled niche in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> chemistry: containing olivines with Mg# >80, resembling the enriched olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> LAR 06319 in its crystallization path, and comparable to intermediate olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> EETA 79001A, depleted olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> DaG 476, and depleted basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> QUE 94201 in its trace element abundances and oxygen fugacity. The apparent absence of evidence for terrestrial alteration in Tissint</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V53B4849U','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V53B4849U"><span id="translatedtitle">Thermodynamic model for the calculation of multi pressure melting phase relation of anhydrous spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ueki, K.; Iwamori, H.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>Partial melting of mantle peridotite is an essential process for both material fractionation and cooling of the Earth. Melt generation process in the natural system is an open system process in terms of both energy and mass, and evolves with time. Thermodynamic modeling is a powerful approach to describe such phase relation, mass balance and energy balance during melting. This study presents a new thermodynamic model for the calculation of phase relations during the melting of anhydrous spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at pressures between 1-2.5 GPa. The model is based on the total energy minimization algorithm for calculating phase equilibria within multicomponent systems and the thermodynamic configuration of Ueki and Iwamori [2013]. The model is based on a SiO2-Al2O3-FeO-Fe3O4-MgO-CaO system that includes silicate melt, olivine, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene, and spinel as possible phases. The thermodynamic parameters for silicate melt end-member components are newly calibrated with a expanded-pressure calibration database. The temperatures and pressures used in this newly compiled calibration dataset are 1230-1600◦C and 0.9-3 GPa, corresponding to the stability range of spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>. The modeling undertaken during this study reproduces the general features of experimentally determined spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> melting phase relations at 1-2.5 GPa, including the solidus temperature, the melt composition, melting reaction, the degree of melting and the dF/dT curve. This new thermodynamic modeling also reproduces phase relations of various bulk compositions from relatively fertile to deplete spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> and can be used in the modeling of multi-pressure mantle melting within various natural settings.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016Litho.260...28S&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016Litho.260...28S&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Melt extraction and enrichment processes in the New Caledonia <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span>: Evidence from geochemical and Sr-Nd isotope data</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Secchiari, Arianna; Montanini, Alessandra; Bosch, Delphine; Macera, Patrizia; Cluzel, Dominique</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p>The New Caledonia ophiolite (Peridotite Nappe) is dominated by mantle lithologies, composed of forearc-related refractory harzburgites and minor <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> in both the spinel and plagioclase facies. In this study, a comprehensive geochemical data set (major, trace elements and Sr-Nd isotopes) is used to constrain the mantle evolution of the <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> and their relationships with the basalts from the Poya Terrane, which tectonically underlies the mantle rocks. The majority of the <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> are low-strain porphyroclastic tectonites. They likely record an asthenospheric origin followed by re-equilibration at lithospheric conditions, as supported by geothermometric estimates (T = 1100-940 °C and 920-890 °C for porphyroclastic and neoblastic spinel-facies assemblages, respectively). Olivine composition (Fo = 88.5-90.0 mol%), spinel Cr# ([molar 100 • Cr/(Cr + Al)] = 13-17) and relatively high amounts (7-8 vol%) of Al2O3- and Na2O-rich clinopyroxene (up to 0.5 and 6.5 wt.%, respectively) indicate a moderately depleted geochemical signature for the spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span>. Bulk rock and clinopyroxene rare earth elements (REE) patterns display a typical abyssal-type signature, i.e. steeply plunging LREE accompanied by nearly flat HREE to MREE. Clinopyroxene REE compositions of the spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> may be reproduced by small amounts of fractional melting of a garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> precursor (~ 4%), followed by 4%-5% melting in the spinel peridotite field. The plagioclase <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> show melt impregnation microstructures, Cr- and Ti-rich spinels and incompatible trace element enrichments (REE, Ti, Y, and Zr) in bulk rocks and clinopyroxenes. Impregnation modelling for these elements suggests that the plagioclase <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> originated from residual spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> by entrapment of highly depleted (non-aggregated) MORB melt fractions in the shallow oceanic lithosphere. Nd isotope compositions of the investigated peridotites are consistent with derivation from an</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=1983LPSC...14..229S&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=1983LPSC...14..229S&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineral chemistry of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, nakhlites, Chassigny, Brachina, pallasites and urelites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Smith, J. V.; Steele, I. M.; Leitch, C. A.</p> <p>1983-11-01</p> <p>The mineral chemistry is compared for selected achondrites. Olivine in the ALHA 77005 and EETA 79001 <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, olivine-rich Chassigny and Brachina, and the nakhlites, contains Ni indicative of oxidizing conditions, whereas pallasitic and ureilitic olivines contain much lower Ni due to reducing conditions. The Brachina olivine and pyroxene have distinctively higher Fe/Mn than the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and Chassigny, further indicating that Brachina is unique. The Chassigny and 77005 olivines contain lower Cr2O3 (0.03 wt. pct) than the Brachina and 79001 olivines. Values of Fe/Mn for cumulus augites in nakhlites are higher than for the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, whereas those for ferropigeonites are not. The 77005 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> contains troilite FeS in contrast to 79001, Shergotty, Zagami, and Chassigny, which contain pyrrhotite. Further analyses are needed, but the present survey indicates that at least Brachina is not chemically cogenetic with the other 'oxidized achondrites', and that the Fe/Mn ratio of the cumulus augites in nakhlites is a problem for the assignment of the nakhlites, <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, and Chassigny to a single genetic group.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19840035683&hterms=PYRRHOTITE&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DPYRRHOTITE','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19840035683&hterms=PYRRHOTITE&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DPYRRHOTITE"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineral chemistry of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, nakhlites, Chassigny, Brachina, pallasites and urelites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Smith, J. V.; Steele, I. M.; Leitch, C. A.</p> <p>1983-01-01</p> <p>The mineral chemistry is compared for selected achondrites. Olivine in the ALHA 77005 and EETA 79001 <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, olivine-rich Chassigny and Brachina, and the nakhlites, contains Ni indicative of oxidizing conditions, whereas pallasitic and ureilitic olivines contain much lower Ni due to reducing conditions. The Brachina olivine and pyroxene have distinctively higher Fe/Mn than the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and Chassigny, further indicating that Brachina is unique. The Chassigny and 77005 olivines contain lower Cr2O3 (0.03 wt. pct) than the Brachina and 79001 olivines. Values of Fe/Mn for cumulus augites in nakhlites are higher than for the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, whereas those for ferropigeonites are not. The 77005 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> contains troilite FeS in contrast to 79001, Shergotty, Zagami, and Chassigny, which contain pyrrhotite. Further analyses are needed, but the present survey indicates that at least Brachina is not chemically cogenetic with the other 'oxidized achondrites', and that the Fe/Mn ratio of the cumulus augites in nakhlites is a problem for the assignment of the nakhlites, <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, and Chassigny to a single genetic group.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19910054777&hterms=Koeberl&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DKoeberl','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19910054777&hterms=Koeberl&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DKoeberl"><span id="translatedtitle">Preliminary examination of the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86032 lunar meteorite. II - Major and trace element chemistry</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Koeberl, Christian; Warren, Paul H.; Lindstrom, Marilyn M.; Spettel, Bernhard; Fukuoka, Takaaki</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>Results of the chemical composition analysis of <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86032, found in Antarctica in 1986, are summarized. The meteorite may be classified as an anorthositic breccia, but its trace element composition is different from the composition of the other known lunar meteorites. The major element chemistry of Y-86032 is similar to the other lunar meteorites, except for the iron content, which is lower by a factor of about 1.4. The abundances of incompatible and lithophile elements such as Zr, Hf, Ta, Th, or the REEs are very low and comparable to Y-82192/3. Other elements, in particular Fe, Ti, Sc, Cr, Mn, and Co, have lower abundances in Y-86032 than in Y-82192/3. Variations between individual analysis demonstrate that the rock itself is heterogeneous.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016420&hterms=Koeberl&qs=N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAll%26Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntt%3DKoeberl','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016420&hterms=Koeberl&qs=N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAll%26Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntt%3DKoeberl"><span id="translatedtitle">Consortium reports on lunar meteorites <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 793169 and Asuka 881757, a new type of mare basalt</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Yanai, Keizo; Takeda, Hiroshi; Lindstrom, M. M.; Tatsumoto, M.; Torigoe, N.; Misawa, K.; Warren, P. H.; Kallemeyn, G. W.; Koeberl, C.; Kojima, H.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Consortium studies on lunar meteorites <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 793169 and Asuka 881757 (formerly Asuka-31) were performed to characterize these new samples from unknown locations in the lunar mare. Both meteorites are coarse-grained mare rocks having low Mg/Fe ratios (bulk mg'=30-35) and low TiO2 (1.5-2.5 percent in homogenized bulk samples). They are intermediate between VLT and low-Ti mare basalts. Although these meteorites are not identical to each other, their mineral and bulk compositions, isotopic systematics, and crystallization ages are remarkably similar and distinct from those of all other mare basalts. They appear to represent a new type of low-Ti mare basalt that crystallized at about 3.9Ga. These meteorites are inconsistent with the canonical correlation between the TiO2 contents and ages of mare basalts and suggest that our knowledge of lunar volcanism is far from complete.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993Metic..28..451T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993Metic..28..451T"><span id="translatedtitle">Xenoliths in the EETA 79001 <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>: Geological and Astronomical Implications of Similarities to the ALHA 77005 and LEW 88516 <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Treiman, A. H.</p> <p>1993-07-01</p> <p>The EETA79001 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> basalt contains xenoliths (to 1 cm diameter) that are comparable to the nonpoikilitic lithologies in the ALHA77005 and LEW88516 <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. The xenoliths are fragments of an olivine-low-Ca-pyroxene rock, with lesser augite, chromite, and maskelynite; their textural patterns suggest an original heteradcumulate igneous rock [1,2] similar to ALHA77005 and LEW88516 [3,4]. Mineral phases in the xenoliths have experienced some chemical exchange with the host basalt [5]; however, their core compositions, especially pyroxenes, are nearly identical to those in LEW88516, and somewhat less restricted than those in ALHA77005 (new data; [1]; [2]; G. McKay, personal communication). Olivines in the xenoliths contain multiphase inclusions, ellipsoidal aggregates (to 200 micrometers diameter) of augite, alkali-rich, and Si-rich glasses, chromite, and a phosphate, in radiating or variolitic textures. These are interpreted as magmatic inclusions, remnants of original magma trapped in the olivines, and are petrographically identical to magmatic inclusions in the olivines of ALHA77005 and LEW88516 [4,6,7]. Shock effects in the xenoliths include zones of brown pleochroism in olivine, mosaickism of both olivine and pyroxene, formation of maskelynite from original plagioclase, recrystallization, and melting; these same effects are present but more severe in ALHA77005 and LEW88516 [8,9]. These many similarities among ALHA77005, LEW88516, and the EETA79001 xenoliths suggest that all were derived from similar, closely related igneous rocks (radioisotope ratios apparently preclude a comagmatic origin for ALHA77005 and the EETA79001 xenoliths [7,10,11]). If these three lithologies are closely related, they may be contemporaneous, and thus older than the EETA79001 basalt (host to the xenoliths). This inference may be consistent with radiometric crystallization ages: for ALHA77005 the age is 187 +- 12 (2 sigma) m.y. [11,5] or 154 +- 6 (2 sigma) m.y. [7]; for the EETA</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040059931&hterms=rouge+planets&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3Drouge%2Bplanets','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040059931&hterms=rouge+planets&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3Drouge%2Bplanets"><span id="translatedtitle">Compositional Controls on the Formation of Kaersutite Amphibole in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Pitman, K. M.; Treiman, A. H.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> basalts, meteorites of Martian origin, contain rare small grains (approx. 10-100 microns diam.) of kaersutite, a Ca-amphibole rich in Al and Ti. Kaersutites have been used to estimate the water content of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and the Martian mantle; however, questions remain about the original water content of the amphiboles and if they formed from magma. We investigated the petrographic settings of amphiboles in two <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and confirm that these amphiboles occur only in multiphase inclusions in pyroxene. In fact, kaersutite is found only in pigeonite. This suggests that the occurrence of amphibole is controlled in part by the composition of its host phase. Crystallization of host (cognate) pigeonite from a magmatic inclusion will enrich the remaining melt in Ca, Al, and Ti, supporting formation of kaersutite.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870038806&hterms=Beryllium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DBeryllium','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870038806&hterms=Beryllium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DBeryllium"><span id="translatedtitle">Beryllium-10 contents of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, nakhlites, and Chassigny</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Pal, D. K.; Tuniz, C.; Moniot, R. K.; Savin, W.; Kruse, T.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>Accelerator mass spectrometry gives the following Be-10 contents (dpm/kg) for the SNC meteorites: Shergotty, 13.0 + or - 1.5 and 17.3 + or - 2.7; Zagami, 18.6 + or - 2.5 and 20.0 + or - 3.2; ALHA 77005, 15 + or - 3; EETA 79001A, 7.8 + or - 1.1 and 6.3 + or - 0.5; EETA 79001B, 8.5 + or - 1.1; Nakhla, 19.7 + or - 3.3; Lafayette, 18.1 + or - 2.5; Governador Valadares, 25.6 + or - 3.6; Chassigny, 20.5 + or - 3.1. The Be-10 contents of the NC meteorites indicate that significant accumulation of cosmogenic nuclides occurred in decimeter rather than planetary-size bodies. The agreement of the He-3, Ne-21, and Be-10 exposure ages of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> also supports small-body irradiation. A long terrestrial age for EETA 79001 appears unlikely.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120011726','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120011726"><span id="translatedtitle">Complex Formation History of Highly Evolved Basaltic <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>, Zagami</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Niihara, T.; Misawa, K.; Mikouchi, T.; Nyquist, L. E.; Park, J.; Hirata, D.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Zagami, a basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, contains several kinds of lithologies such as Normal Zagami consisting of Fine-grained (FG) and Coarse-grained (CG), Dark Mottled lithology (DML), and Olivine-rich late-stage melt pocket (DN). Treiman and Sutton concluded that Zagami (Normal Zagami) is a fractional crystallization product from a single magma. It has been suggested that there were two igneous stages (deep magma chamber and shallow magma chamber or surface lava flow) on the basis of chemical zoning features of pyroxenes which have homogeneous Mg-rich cores and FeO, CaO zoning at the rims. Nyquist et al. reported that FG has a different initial Sr isotopic ratio than CG and DML, and suggested the possibility of magma mixing on Mars. Here we report new results of petrology and mineralogy for DML and the Olivine-rich lithology (we do not use DN here), the most evolved lithology in this rock, to understand the relationship among lithologies and reveal Zagami s formation history</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19980018466','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19980018466"><span id="translatedtitle">The <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Age Paradox and the Relative Probabilities of Ejecting Martian Meteorites of Differing Ages</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Borg, L. E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Nyquist, L. E.</p> <p>1998-01-01</p> <p>The apparent paradox that the majority of impacts yielding Martian meteorites appear to have taken place on only a few percent of the Martian surface can be resolved if all the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> were ejected in a single event rather than in multiple events as expected from variations in their cosmic ray exposure and crystallization ages. If the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>-ejection event is assigned to one of three craters in the vicinity of Olympus Mons that were previously identified as candidate source craters for the SNC (<span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>, Nakhlites, Chassigny) meteorites, and the nakhlite event to another candidate crater in the vicinity of Ceraunius Tholus, the implied ages of the surrounding terranes agree well with crater density ages. EN,en for high cratering rates (minimum ages), the likely origin of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> is in the Tharsis region, and the paradox of too many meteorites from too little terrane remains for multiple <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>-ejection events. However, for high cratering rates it is possible to consider sources for the nakhlltes which are away from the Tharsis region. The meteorite-yielding impacts may have been widely dispersed with sources of the young SNC meteorites in the northern plains, and the source of the ancient orthopyroxenite, ALH84001, in the ancient southern uplands. Oblique-impact craters can be identified with the sources of the nakhlites and the orthopyroxenite,, respectively, in the nominal cratering rate model, and with the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and orthopyroxenite, respectively, in the high cratering rate model. Thus, oblique impacts deserve renewed attention as an ejection mechanism for Martian meteorites.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19058996','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19058996"><span id="translatedtitle">First finding of burkeite in melt inclusions in olivine from sheared <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Korsakov, Andrey V; Golovin, Alexander V; De Gussem, Kris; Sharygin, Igor S; Vandenabeele, Peter</p> <p>2009-08-01</p> <p>For the first time burkeite was observed as a daughter phase in the melt inclusions in olivine by Raman spectroscopy. The olivine comes from sheared <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from the Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Yakutia, Russia). This anhydrous sulfate-carbonate mineral (Na(6)(CO(3))(SO(4))(2)) is generally considered to be a characteristic mineral in saline soils or in continental lacustrine evaporite deposits. Recently, however, this mineral was identified in hydrothermal fluids. Our observations indicate that burkeite can also be formed from a mantle-derived melt. PMID:19058996</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130003564','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130003564"><span id="translatedtitle">Water in Nominally Anhydrous Minerals from Nakhlites and <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Peslier, Anne H.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Estimating the amount of water in the interior of terrestrial planets has tremendous implications on our understanding of solar nebula evolution, planet formation and geological history, and extraterrestrial volcanism. Mars has been a recent focus of such enquiry with complementary datasets from spacecrafts, rovers and martian meteorite studies. In planetary interiors, water can be dissolved in fluids or melts and hydrous phases, but can also be locked as protons attached to structural oxygen in lattice defects in nominally anhydrous minerals (NAM) such as olivine, pyroxene, or feldspar [1-3]. Measuring water in Martian meteorite NAM is challenging because the minerals are fragile and riddled with fractures from impact processes that makes them break apart during sample processing. Moreover, curing the sample in epoxy causes problems for the two main water analysis techniques, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and secondary ionization mass spectrometry (SIMS). Measurements to date have resulted in a heated debate on how much water the mantle of Mars contains. SIMS studies of NAM [4], amphiboles [5], and apatites [6-8] from Martian meteorites report finding enough water in these phases to infer that the martian mantle is as hydrous as that of the Earth. On the other hand, a SIMS study of glass in olivine melt inclusions from <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> concludes that the Martian mantle is much drier [9]. The latter interpretation is also supported by the fact that most martian hydrous minerals generally have the relevant sites filled with Cl and F instead of H [10,11]. As for experimental results, martian basalt compositions can be reproduced using water as well as Cl in the parent melts [12,13]. Here FTIR is used to measure water in martian meteorite minerals in order to constrain the origin of the distribution of water in martian meteorite phases.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100003465','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100003465"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfur Isotopes in Gas-rich Impact-Melt Glasses in <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rao, M. N.; Hoppe, P.; Sutton, S. R.; Nyquist, Laurence E.; Huth, J.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Large impact melt glasses in some <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> contain huge amounts of Martian atmospheric gases and they are known as gas-rich impact-melt (GRIM) glasses. By studying the neutron-induced isotopic deficits and excesses in Sm-149 and Sm-150 isotopes resulting from Sm-149 (n,gamma) 150Sm reaction and 80Kr excesses produced by Br-79 (n,gamma) Kr-80 reaction in the GRIM glasses using mass-spectrometric techniques, it was shown that these glasses in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> EET79001 and Shergotty contain regolith materials irradiated by a thermal neutron fluence of approx.10(exp 15) n/sq cm near Martian surface. Also, it was shown that these glasses contain varying amounts of sulfates and sulfides based on the release patterns of SO2 (sulfate) and H2S (sulfide) using stepwise-heating mass-spectrometric techniques. Furthermore, EMPA and FE-SEM studies in basaltic-<span class="hlt">shergottite</span> GRIM glasses EET79001, LithB (,507& ,69), Shergotty (DBS I &II), Zagami (,992 & ,994) showed positive correlation between FeO and "SO3" (sulfide + sulfate), whereas those belonging to olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> EET79001, LithA (,506, & ,77) showed positive correlation between CaO/Al2O3 and "SO3".</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007848','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007848"><span id="translatedtitle">Rb-Sr And Sm-Nd Ages, and Petrogenesis of Depleted <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Northwest Africa 5990</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shih, C. Y.; Nyquist, L. E.; Reese, Y.; Irving, A. J.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Northwest Africa (NWA) 5990 is a very fresh Martian meteorite recently found on Hamada du Draa, Morocco and was classified as an olivine-bearing diabasic igneous rock related to depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> [1]. The study of [1] also showed that NWA 5990 resembles QUE 94201 in chemical, textural and isotopic aspects, except QUE 94201 contains no olivine. The depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are characterized by REE patterns that are highly depleted in LREE, older Sm-Nd ages of 327-575 Ma and highly LREE-depleted sources with Nd= +35+48 [2-7]. Age-dating these samples by Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr methods is very challenging because they have been strongly shocked and contain very low abundances of light rare earth elements (Sm and Nd), Rb and Sr. In addition, terrestrial contaminants which are commonly present in desert meteorites will compromise the equilibrium of isotopic systems. Since NWA 5990 is a very fresh meteorite, it probably has not been subject to significant desert weathering and thus is a good sample for isotopic studies. In this report, we present Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotopic results for NWA 5990, discuss the correlation of the determined ages with those of other depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, especially QUE 94201, and discuss the petrogenesis of depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20070000533','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20070000533"><span id="translatedtitle">Ar-Ar Age of NWA-1460 and Evidence For Young Formation Ages of the <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Bogard, Donald D.; Park, Jisun</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>Agreement of Ar-Ar, Sm-Nd, and Rb-Sr ages for NWA1460, and the inconsistency between a low shock-heating temperature for Zagami and the proposition that a 4.0 Gyr-old Zagami lost most of its Ar-40 are inconsistent with ancient formation ages for these <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, but are consistent with relatively young igneous formation ages.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100026405','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100026405"><span id="translatedtitle">Argon Analyses of Lherzolic <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> Y984028 and Y000097</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Park, J.; Nyquist, L. E.; Bogard, D. D.; Garrison, D. H.; Shih, C.-Y.; Mikouchi, T.; Misawa, K.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Antarctic Martian meteorites <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y) 984028 and Y000027/47/97 have similar textures, mineralogy, chemistry, and isotopic composition and are possibly paired. We analyzed the argon isotopic composition of Y984028 whole rock (WR) and pyroxene mineral separates (Px) in order to evaluate their trapped Ar components and compare with Y000097 Ar data. WR and Px yield an apparent Ar-39-Ar-40 age spectra of roughly 2 Ga, much older than the crystallization age determined by other isotopic techniques. Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr ages for Y984028 are approximately 170 Ma. This discrepancy is likely the byproduct of several coexisting Ar components, such as radiogenic 40Ar*, cosmogenic Ar, and trapped Ar from the multiple minerals, as well as multiple source origins. Similarly, the reported Ar-39-Ar-40 age of Y000097 is approximately 260 Ma with a Rb-Sr age of 147+/- 28 Ma and a Sm-Nd age of 152 +/- 13 Ma [4]. Apparently Ar-Ar ages of both Y984028 and Y000097 show trapped Ar components. Stepwise temperature extractions of Ar from Y984028 Px show several Arcomponents released at different temperatures. For example, intermediate temperature data (800-1100 C) are nominally consistent with the Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr radiometric ages (approximately 170 Ma) with an approximately Martian atmosphere trapped Ar composition with a Ar-40-Ar-36 ratio of approximately 1800. Based on K/Ca distribution, we know that Ar-39 at both lower and intermediate temperatures is primarily derived from plagioclase and olivine. Argon released during higher temperature extractions (1200-1500 C), however, differs significantly. The thermal profile of argon released from Martian meteorites is complicated by multiple sources, such as Martian atmosphere, Martian mantle, inherited Ar, terrestrial atmosphere, cosmogenic Ar. Obviously, Ar release at higher temperatures from Px should contain little terrestrial atmospheric component. Likewise, Xe-129/Xe-132 from high temperature extractions (1200-1800 C) gives a value above that</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015M%26PS..tmp..249H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015M%26PS..tmp..249H"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrography and geochemistry of the enriched basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Northwest Africa 2975</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>He, Qi; Xiao, Long; Balta, J. Brian; Baziotis, Ioannis P.; Hsu, Weibiao; Guan, Yunbin</p> <p>2015-11-01</p> <p>We present a study of the petrology and geochemistry of basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Northwest Africa 2975 (NWA 2975). NWA 2975 is a medium-grained basalt with subophitic to granular texture. Electron microprobe (EMP) analyses show two distinct pyroxene compositional trends and patchy compositional zoning patterns distinct from those observed in other meteorites such as Shergotty or QUE 94201. As no bulk sample was available to us for whole rock measurements, we characterized the fusion crust and its variability by secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) measurements and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (LA-ICP-MS) analyses as a best-available proxy for the bulk rock composition. The fusion crust major element composition is comparable to the bulk composition of other enriched basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, placing NWA 2975 within that sample group. The CI-normalized REE (rare earth element) patterns are flat and also parallel to those of other enriched basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. Merrillite is the major REE carrier and has a flat REE pattern with slight depletion of Eu, parallel to REE patterns of merrillites from other basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. The oxidation state of NWA 2975 calculated from Fe-Ti oxide pairs is NNO-1.86, close to the QFM buffer. NWA 2975 represents a sample from the oxidized and enriched <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> group, and our measurements and constraints on its origin are consistent with the hypothesis of two distinct Martian mantle reservoirs: a reduced, LREE-depleted reservoir and an oxidized, LREE-enriched reservoir. Stishovite, possibly seifertite, and dense SiO2 glass were also identified in the meteorite, allowing us to infer that NWA 2975 experienced a realistic shock pressure of ~30 GPa.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70026675','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70026675"><span id="translatedtitle">Garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from Louwrensia, Namibia: Bulk composition and P/T relations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Boyd, F.R.; Pearson, D.G.; Hoal, Karin O.; Hoal, B.G.; Nixon, P.H.; Kingston, M.J.; Mertzman, S.A.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>Bulk, mineral and trace element analyses of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from the Louwrensia kimberlite pipe, south-central Namibia, together with previously published Re-Os isotopic data [Chem. Geol. (2004)], form the most extensive set of chemical data for off-craton suites from southern Africa. The Louwrensia suite is similar to those from the Kaapvaal craton in that it includes both predominantly coarse-grained, equant-textured peridotites characterised by equilibration temperatures 1200 ??C. Redepletion ages range back to 2.1 Gy, concordant with the age of the crustal basement and about 1 Gy younger than the older peridotites of the adjacent Kaapvaal craton root. The coarse, low-temperature Louwrensia peridotites have an average Mg number for olivine of 91.6 in comparison to 92.6 for low-temperature peridotites from the craton. Orthopyroxene content averages 24 wt.% with a range of 11-40 wt.% for Louwrensia low-temperature peridotites, in comparison to a mean of 31.5 wt.% and a range of 11-44 wt.% for low-temperature peridotites from the Kaapvaal craton. Other major, minor and trace element concentrations in minerals forming Louwrensia <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> are more similar to values in corresponding Kaapvaal peridotite minerals than to those in lithospheric peridotites of Phanerozoic age as represented by off-craton basalt-hosted xenoliths and orogenic peridotites. Proportions of clinopyroxene and garnet in both the Louwrensia and Kaapvaal <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> overlap in the range up to 10 wt.% forming a trend extending towards pyrolite composition. Disequilibrium element partitioning between clinopyroxene and garnet for some incompatible trace elements is evidence that some of the trend is caused by enrichment following depletion. The disequilibrium is interpreted to have been caused by relatively recent growth of diopside, as previously suggested for cratonic peridotites. Attempts to constrain the depth of melting required to produce the Louwrensia peridotites suggests</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_3");'>3</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_4");'>4</a></li> <li class="active"><span>5</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_5 --> <div id="page_6" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_4");'>4</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_5");'>5</a></li> <li class="active"><span>6</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="101"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5142786','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5142786"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineral-chemical comparisons of MAC88105 with <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> lunar meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Takeda, Hiroshi; Mori, Hiroshi; Saito, Jun ); Miyamoto, Masamichi )</p> <p>1991-11-01</p> <p>The new lunar meteorite MAC88105 has been studied by mineral-chemical techniques and was compared with the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> lunar meteorites. Clast types and pyroxene compositions of MAC88105 indicate that evidence for a pairing with any known lunar meteorites is unlikely. Clast-laden vitric breccia and comminuted mineral fragments in glassy matrix are common components as in other lunar meteorites, but granulitic clasts are not as common as in other lunar meteorites. The large and common granulite-like meta-igneous clasts still preserve lath-shaped plagioclase crystals with fine-grained olivine and pyroxenes in the interstices. Pyroxenes with mg number = Mg {times} 100/(Mg + Fe) between 70-48 mol% are common, but more Mg-rich pyroxenes and plutonic pyroxenes from nonmare pristine crustal rocks are rare. One basaltic clast contains pyroxenes with zoning trends more MG-rich than the above mg range and than those of the VLT basalts common in lunar meteorites. MAC88105 preserves true glass in the matrix as observed by a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The preservation of glassy materials indicates that MAC 88105 had a metamorphic annealing history different from other lunar meteorites.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090022115','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090022115"><span id="translatedtitle">Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, and Mn-Cr Ages of <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 74013</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C.- Y.; Reese, Y.D.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 74013 is one of 29 paired diogenites having granoblastic textures. The Ar-39 - Ar-40 age of Y-74097 is approximately 1100 Ma. Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd analyses of Y-74013, -74037, -74097, and -74136 suggested that multiple young metamorphic events disturbed their isotopic systems. Masuda et al. reported that REE abundances were heterogeneous even within the same sample (Y-74010) for sample sizes less than approximately 2 g. Both they and Nyquist et al. reported data for some samples showing significant LREE enrichment. In addition to its granoblastic texture, Y-74013 is characterized by large, isolated clots of chromite up to 5 mm in diameter. Takeda et al. suggested that these diogenites originally represented a single or very small number of coarse orthopyroxene crystals that were recrystallized by shock processes. They further suggested that initial crystallization may have occurred very early within the deep crust of the HED parent body. Here we report the chronology of Y-74013 as recorded in chronometers based on long-lived Rb-87 and Sm-147, intermediate- lived Sm-146, and short-lived Mn-53.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110015619','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110015619"><span id="translatedtitle">The Formation of Wassonite: A New Titanium Monosulfide Mineral in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 691 Enstatite Chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nakamura-Messenger, K.; Keller, L. P.; Messenger, S.; Rubin, A. E.; Choi, B.-G.; Petaev, M. I.; Clemett, S. J.; Zhang, S.; Rahman, Z.; Oikawa, K.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Wassonite, ideally stoichiometric TiS, is a titanium monosulfide not previously observed in nature, that was discovered within the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 691 EH3 enstatite chondrite [1]. Because of the submicrometer size of the wassonite grains, it was not possible to determine conventional macroscopic properties. However, the chemical composition and crystal structure were well constrained by extensive quantitative energy dispersive x-ray analysis and electron diffraction using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystal system for wassonite is rhombohedral (a = 3.42 plus or minus 0.07, c = 26.50 plus or minus 0.53 Angstroms) with space group: R(sup 3 raised bar) m (R9 type), cell volume: 268.4 plus or minus 0.53 Angstroms(sup 3), Z=9, density (calculated): 4.452 grams per cubic centimeter, empirical formula: (Ti(sub 0.93), Fe(sub 0.06), Cr(sub 0.01))S. In this study, we discuss possible formation mechanisms of wassonite and its associated minerals based on the petrology, mineralogy, crystallography, thermodynamic calculations, Al/Mg isotopic systematics and the O-isotopic composition of the wassonite-bearing BO chondrule.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999Litho..48..287M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999Litho..48..287M"><span id="translatedtitle">Growth of subcontinental lithosphere: evidence from repeated dike injections in the Balmuccia <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif, Italian Alps</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Mukasa, Samuel B.; Shervais, John W.</p> <p>1999-09-01</p> <p>The Balmuccia alpine <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif is a fragment of subcontinental lithospheric mantle emplaced into the lower crust 251 Ma ago during the final, extensional phase of the Hercynian orogeny. The Balmuccia massif consists largely of <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, with subordinate harzburgite and dunite, and an array of dike rocks formed in the mantle before crustal emplacement. Dike rocks include websterite and bronzitite of the Cr-diopside suite, spinel clinopyroxenite and spinel-poor websterite of the Al-augite suite, gabbro and gabbronorite of the late gabbro suite, and hornblendite of the hydrous vein suite. The dike rocks display consistent intrusive relationships with one another, such that Cr-diopside suite dikes are always older than dikes and veins of the Al-augite suite, followed by dikes of the late gabbro suite and veins of the hydrous vein suite. Phlogopite (phl) veinlets that formed during interaction with the adjacent crust are the youngest event. There are at least three generations of Cr-diopside suite dikes, as shown by crosscutting relations. Dikes of the Al-augite suite form a polybaric fractionation series from spinel clinopyroxenite to websterite and feldspathic websterite, which crystallized from aluminous alkaline magmas at relatively high pressures. The late gabbro suite of dikes intruded at lower pressures, where plagioclase saturation occurred before significant mafic phase fractionation. Hornblendite veins have distinct compositional and isotopic characteristics, which show that they are not related to either the Al-augite suite or to the late gabbro dike suite. Cr-diopside suite dikes have Nd and Sr isotopic compositions similar to those of the host <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> and within the range of compositions defined by ocean-island basalts. The Al-augite dikes and the hornblendite veins have Sr and Nd isotopic compositions similar to those of Cr-diopside suite <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> and websterite. The late gabbro dikes have Nd and Sr isotopic compositions similar to mid</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AGUFM.V31A2769W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AGUFM.V31A2769W"><span id="translatedtitle">An experimental study of the kinetics of <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> and basalt interaction: Effect of water</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, C.; Liang, Y.; Xu, W.</p> <p>2012-12-01</p> <p>Melt-rock reaction happens in the asthenospheric mantle when interstitial melt and its host mantle rock are out of chemical equilibrium. It occurs in almost all major active tectonic regimes within the upper mantle and is responsible or partially responsible for a range of petrologic and geochemical observations. Significant progresses have been made in understanding the kinetics of melt-peridotite interaction in anhydrous systems through laboratory peridotite reactive dissolution experiments. The present study focuses on the effect of water on melt-peridotite interaction, a topic that is especially relevant to magma transport in the mantle wedge. A series of hydrous basalt-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> interaction experiments were conducted at 1250-1385°C and 0.8-2 GPa (3 hrs) using Au-Pd lined Mo capsules. To minimize Fe-loss, we first pre-saturated the Au-Pd-Mo capsule with the reacting melt at T-P conditions identical to dissolution runs, although Fe-unsaturated Au-Pd-Mo capsules were also used in a set of preliminary experiments. Starting material for the reacting hydrous basalt is a hornblende-bearing garnet pyroxenite (~13% Hb). For comparison, an anhydrous basalt-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> dissolution experiment was also conducted at 1385°C and 2 GPa (6 hrs) using the same starting composition but a graphite-lined Mo capsule that cannot retain water in the experimental charge. In the hydrous experiments, the starting pyroxenite is completely molten and the spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> is partially molten. A layer (100-760 μm) of mostly orthopyroxene (opx) + melt is formed between the reacting melt and starting <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> that has transformed into a clinopyroxene depleted harzburgite. The opx grains in the high-porosity orthopyroxenite layer are euhedral and significantly larger than olivine and opx in the harzburgite. Furthermore, these opx grains are chemically zoned, and have small olivine inclusions, suggesting the growth of opx is at the expense of olivine. The opx rims are lower in MgO and SiO2</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFM.V23A2804G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFM.V23A2804G"><span id="translatedtitle">Hydration of Archean lithosphere: A chemico-physical case study of the <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> upper mantle below the Kaapvaal Craton</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Gauert, C. D.; Globig, J.; Sommer, H.</p> <p>2013-12-01</p> <p>Since its formation in the Archean the subcratonic upper mantle of the Kaapvaal in southern Africa has undergone several processes of modification. Detailed analysis of Kaapvaal xenoliths from kimberlites show clear differences in age, origin, mineralogy, fertility and degree and type of alteration illustrating a period of complex interaction between asthenospheric and lithospheric mantle domains. The evolution of the cratonic lithosphere through time involved several metasomatic events leading to chemical and thermal anomalies. Global and regional 3-D shear wave velocity models are imaging a low velocity zone for the lower Kaapvaal lithosphere. However, regardless the resolution and significance of the lithospheric low velocity zone its origin is a matter of debate and is discussed to be either of thermal or chemical nature. Petrological evidence points to a rather chemical origin caused by refertilization and/or hydration of lithospheric mantle by metasomatizing fluids. Here we present a chemico-physical study of the <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> lithosphere below South Africa using a recalculated bulk composition based on analyses of the rock forming minerals from <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from the Roberts Victor Mine. The thermo-chemical calculations were carried out for a water saturated <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> representative of published compositions of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from the Kaapvaal Craton in order to estimate the distribution of hydrous phases and the combined influence on physical properties as density and P- and S- wave velocities. Our results confirm the existence of a zone with slightly lower S-wave velocities and are supporting the idea of chemically layered <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> mantle that has been repeatedly hydrated by slab released volatiles in a two sided subduction model.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9933162','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9933162"><span id="translatedtitle">16O excesses in olivine inclusions in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86009 and Murchison chondrites and their relation to CAIs.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Hiyagon, H; Hashimoto, A</p> <p>1999-02-01</p> <p>In situ ion microprobe analyses of oxygen isotopes in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86009 and Murchison chondrites show that they contain abundant olivine-rich inclusions that have large oxygen-16 (16O) excesses, similar to those in spinel grains in calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions in Allende and other carbonaceous chondrites. The existence of 16O-enriched olivine-rich inclusions suggests that oxygen isotopic anomalies were more extensive in the early solar system than was previously thought and that their origin may be attributed to a nebular chemical process rather than to an unidentified 16O-rich carrier of presolar origin. PMID:9933162</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120017925','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120017925"><span id="translatedtitle">Rb-Sr Isotopic Systematics of Alkali-Rich Fragments in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-74442 LL-Chondritic Breccia</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Yokoyama, T.; Misawa, K.; Okano, O.; Shih, C.-Y.; Nyquist, L. E.; Simo, J. I.; Tappa, M. J.; Yoneda, S.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Alkali-rich igneous fragments were identified in the brecciated LL-chondrites, Kr henberg (LL5)], Bhola (LL3-6) and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y)-74442 (LL4), and show characteristic fractionation patterns of alkaline elements. The K-Rb-Cs-rich fragments in Kr henberg, Bhola, and Y-74442 are very similar in mineralogy and petrography (olivine + pyroxene + glass), suggesting that they could have come from related precursor materials. We have undertaken Rb-Sr isotopic studies on alkali-rich fragments in Y-74442 to precisely determine their crystallization ages and the isotopic signatures of their precursor material(s).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1992Metic..27Q.218E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1992Metic..27Q.218E"><span id="translatedtitle">Mn-Cr Systematics in Sphalerites and Niningerites From Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>69001: Implications Regarding Their Formation Histories</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>El Goresy, A.; Wadhwa, M.; Zinner, E. K.; Nagel, H.-J.; Janicke, J.; Crozaz, G.</p> <p>1992-07-01</p> <p>Recent Cr isotopic measurements of sphalerites and alabandites in three EL3 chondrites MAC88136, MAC88180, and MAC88184 and of sphalerites in the EH4 chondrite Indarch (El Goresy et al., 1992) revealed ^53Cr excesses (^53Cr*), resulting from the in situ decay of ^53Mn (tau(sub)1/2=3.7 Ma), in most grains analysed. However, the initial ^53Mn/^55Mn ratios calculated for these grains were quite variable, and it was concluded that redistribution of ^53Cr* by diffusional processes was the most likely cause for these variations. In a continuation of the previous work (El Goresy et al., 1992), we report new mineral-chemical and Cr-isotopic data for two EH3 chondrites, Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001. The distribution of Fe, Mg, and Mn in niningerites and sphalerites occurring in individual sulfide assemblages was determined by electron microprobe analysis. Among the meteorites of the EH3 subgroup, Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001 are unique in that niningerites in both meteorites display normal as well as reversed zoning, indicating complex thermal histories (Ehlers and El Goresy, 1988; Lin et al., 1989; Lin, 1991; Nagel, 1991). Niningerites have different MnS contents (9.2-32.6 mol% MnS in Qingzhen vs. 4.2- 6.3 mol% MnS in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001), as do the sphalerites (4.0-9.2 mol% MnS in Qingzhen vs. 2.0-3.5 mol% in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001). Sphalerites in both meteorites are normally zoned, with 46.0-49.8 mol% FeS in sphalerites from Qingzhen, and 42.3-49.7 mol% FeS in sphalerites from <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001. The spatial distributions of Fe and Mg in niningerites and of Fe and Mn in sphalerites indicate complex processes that may have occurred before accretion and/or during later metamorphic events in the parent body (El Goresy and Ehlers, 1989; Lin, 1991; Nagel, 1991). Ion microprobe measurements of 6 sphalerites and 3 niningerites in Qingzhen and of 3 sphalerites and 2 niningerites in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 69001 showed that ^55Mn/^52Cr ratios in these sulfide phases are significantly lower than in sphalerites and</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090020654','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090020654"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfur Speciation in the Martian Regolith Component in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Glasses</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, Laurence E.; Sutton, S.; Huth, J.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>We have shown that Gas-Rich Impact-Melt (GRIM) glasses in Shergotty, Zagami, and EET79001 (Lith A and Lith B) contain Martian regolith components that were molten during impact and quenched into glasses in voids of host rock materials based on neutron-capture isotopes, i.e., Sm-150 excesses and Sm-149 deficits in Sm, and Kr-80 excesses produced from Br [1, 2]. These GRIM glasses are rich in S-bearing secondary minerals [3.4]. Evidence for the occurrence of CaSO4 and S-rich aluminosilicates in these glasses is provided by CaO-SO3 and Al2O3-SO3 correlations, which are consistent with the finding of gypsum laths protruding from the molten glass in EET79001 (Lith A) [5]. However, in the case of GRIM glasses from EET79001 (Lith B), Shergotty and Zagami, we find a different set of secondary minerals that show a FeO-SO3 correlation (but no MgOSO3 correlation), instead of CaO-SO3 and Al2O3-SO3 correlations observed in Lith A. These results might indicate different fluidrock interactions near the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> source region on Mars. The speciation of sulfur in these salt assemblages was earlier studied by us using XANES techniques [6], where we found that Lith B predominantly contains Fe-sulfide globules (with some sulfate). On the other hand, Lith A showed predominantly Casulfite/ sulfate with some FeS. Furthermore, we found Fe to be present as Fe2+ indicating little oxidation, if any, in these glasses. To examine the sulfide-sulfate association in these glasses, we studied their Fe/Ni ratios with a view to find diagnostic clues for the source fluid. The Fe-sulfide mineral (Fe(0.93)Ni(0.3)S) in EET79001, Lith A is pyrrhotite [7, 8]. It yields an Fe/Ni ratio of 31. In Shergotty, pyrrhotite occurs with a molar ratio of Fe:S of 0.94 and a Ni abundance of 0.12% yielding a Fe/Ni ratio of approx.500 [8]. In this study, we determined a NiO content of approx.0.1% and FeO/NiO ratio of approx.420 in S-rich globules in #507 (EET79001, Lith B) sample using FE-SEM. In the same sample</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016396&hterms=elephant&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Delephant','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016396&hterms=elephant&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Delephant"><span id="translatedtitle">Weathering features and secondary minerals in Antarctic <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> ALHA77005 and LEW88516</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Wentworth, Susan J.; Gooding, James L.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Previous work has shown that all three sub-groups of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, nakhlite, and chassignite (SNC) clan of meteorites contain aqueous precipitates of probable pre-terrestrial origin. In the context of secondary minerals, the most thoroughly studied <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> has been Elephant Moraine, Antarctica A79001 (EETA79001). The recognition of LEW88516 as the latest SNC specimen, and its close similarity with ALHA77005, invite a comparative study of the latter two meteorites, and with EETA79001, from the perspective of aqueous alteration. The fusion crusts of the two meteorites are quite similar except that ALHA77005 is more vesicular (possibly indicating a higher indigenous volatile content). Secondary aluminosilicates (and salts on LEW88516) of definite Antarctic origin partially fill vesicles and fractures on both fusion crusts. Interior samples of the two meteorites are grossly similar in that traces of secondary minerals are present in both.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063607&hterms=earth+formation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3Dearth%2Bformation','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063607&hterms=earth+formation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3Dearth%2Bformation"><span id="translatedtitle">Core formation in the earth and <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body (SPB) - Chemical evidence from basalts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Treiman, A. H.; Drake, M. J.; Janssens, M.-J.; Wolf, R.; Ebihara, M.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>Abundances of siderophile and chalcophile elements in the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parental body (SPB) have been compared with those of the earth. To this end, new INAA and RNAA analyses of non-Antarctic meteorites have been performed, and the composition of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> SPB mantle has been inferred from the compositions of the SNC meteorites. The composition of the earth's mantle has been inferred from the compositions of terrestrial basalt. Finally, the effects of volatile depletion, core formation, and mineral/melt fractionation on the abundances of siderophile and chalcophile elements in the SPB and the earth have been taken into consideration. Compared to the earth, the SPB mantle is richer in moderately siderophile elements and more depleted with respect to chalcophile elements. The observed relative abundances of siderophile and chalcophile elements in the SPB and the earth mantles indicate that the SPB underwent accretion and/or differentiation processes which differ from those in the earth.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002847','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002847"><span id="translatedtitle">Correlations Between Surficial Sulfur and a REE Crustal Assimilation Signature in Martian <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Jones, J. H.; Franz, H. B.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Compared to terrestrial basalts, the Martian <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites have an extraordinary range of Sr and Nd isotopic signatures. In addition, the S isotopic compositions of many <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> show evidence of interaction with the Martian surface/ atmosphere through mass-independent isotopic fractionations (MIF, positive, non-zero delta(exp 33)S) that must have originated in the Martian atmosphere, yet ultimately were incorporated into igneous sulfides (AVS - acid-volatile sulfur). These positive delta(exp 33)S signatures are thought to be governed by solar UV photochemical processes. And to the extent that S is bound to Mars and not lost to space from the upper atmosphere, a positive delta(exp 33)S reservoir must be mass balanced by a complementary negative reservoir.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110012697','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110012697"><span id="translatedtitle">Stabile Chlorine Isotope Study of Martian <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> and Nakhlites; Whole Rock and Acid Leachates and Residues</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nakamura, N.; Nyquist, L. E.; Reese, Y.; Shih, C-Y; Fujitani, T.; Okano, O.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>We have established a precise analytical technique for stable chlorine isotope measurements of tiny planetary materials by TIMS (Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry) [1], for which the results are basically consistent with the IRMS tech-nique (gas source mass spectrometry) [2,3,4]. We present here results for Martian <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and nakhlites; whole rocks, HNO3-leachates and residues, and discuss the chlorine isotope evolution of planetary Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/618157','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/618157"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfide isotopic compositions in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and ALH84001, and possible implications for life on Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Greenwood, J.P.; McSween, H.Y. Jr.; Riciputi, L.R.</p> <p>1997-10-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> and ALH84001 meteorites hold keys for understanding geologic and possibly biologic processes on Mars. Recently, it has been proposed that carbonates in ALH84001, and the Fe-sulfides they contain, are products of extraterrestrial biogenic activity. Here we report ion microprobe analyses of sulfides in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and ALH84001. The sulfur isotope ratios of igneous pyrrhotites in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (mean {delta}{sup 34}S{sub CDT}: Shergotty = -0.4{per_thousand}, Zagami = +2.7{per_thousand}, EETA79001A = 1.9{per_thousand}, EETA79001B = -1.7{per_thousand}, LEW88516 = -1.9{per_thousand}, QUE94201 = +0.8{per_thousand}) are similar to those of terrestrial ocean-floor basalts, suggesting that the sulfur isotopic composition of the Martian mantle may be similar to that of the mantle of the Earth. The sulfur isotopic systematics of ALH84001 sulfides are distinct from the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. Measured sulfur isotope ratios of eight pyrite grains ({delta}{sup 34}S{sub CDT} = +2.0 to +7.3{per_thousand}) in crushed zones confirm previously reported analyses of isotopically heavy sulfides and are indistinguishable from an Fe-sulfide zone within a carbonate globule ({delta}{sup 34}S{sub CDT} = +6.0{per_thousand}). Analyses of synthesized, fine-grained mixtures of sulfide, carbonate, and magnetite indicate than the measured sulfur isotope ratio is independent of the presence of carbonate and magnetite in the sputtered volume, confirming the accuracy of the analysis of the fine-grained sulfide in the carbonate globule. Terrestrial biogenic sulfate reduction typically results in light isotopic enrichments. The similarity of {delta}{sup 34}S values of the sulfides in ALH84001 imply that the Fe-sulfide zones within ALH84001 carbonates are probably not the result of bacterial reduction of sulfate. 38 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V52B..05G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V52B..05G"><span id="translatedtitle">The Behavior of Fe3+/∑Fe During Partial Melting of Spinel <span class="hlt">Lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Gaetani, G. A.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>The use of wet chemistry and X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy to determine the oxidation state of Fe in submarine glasses and olivine-hosted melt inclusions has provided important new insights into the global systematics of Fe3+/∑Fe in mid-ocean ridge basalts (MORB) [1, 2]. Because MORB are aggregates of near-fractional partial melts formed by decompression melting of variably depleted peridotite, it is difficult to judge the extent to which they directly reflect the oxidation state of the oceanic upper mantle. To provide a theoretical framework within which to interpret Fe3+/∑Fe in MORB, I have developed a model that describes the behavior of Fe3+/∑Fe during spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> partial melting in a system closed to oxygen. Modeling is carried out by calculating the Fe3+/∑Fe of olivine using the point defect model of [3], and determining Fe3+/∑Fe of the bulk peridotite from mineral-mineral partitioning. The inter-mineral Fe3+/Fe2+ exchange coefficients are derived from Mössbauer data on natural spinel peridotites, and are parameterized in terms of oxygen fugacity, temperature, and the Fe content of the olivine. The Fe3+/∑Fe of the melt is determined by combining mass-balance with an equation relating the Fe3+/∑Fe of the melt to the fugacity of oxygen [4]. Spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> partial melting is modeled after [5]. Modeling results indicate that oxygen fugacity does not follow the fayalite-magnetite-quartz (FMQ) buffer during partial melting. For isobaric partial melting, the system becomes reduced relative to FMQ with increasing extent of melting. This results from an increase in the FMQ buffer with increasing temperature, whereas oxygen fugacity in the peridotite remains nearly constant. Conversely, during polybaric partial melting the oxidation state of the residual peridotite increases relative to FMQ. The effective partition coefficient for Fe3+is larger than previously thought, so that a redox couple with S is not required to</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130004220','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130004220"><span id="translatedtitle">Chemical Composition of Four <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> from Northwest Africa (NWA 2800, NWA, 5214, NWA 5990, NWA 6342)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Yang, S.; Humayun, M.; Jefferson, G.; Fields, D.; Righter, K.; Irving, A. J.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> represent the majority of recovered Martian meteorites. As basic igneous rocks, they formed from magmas that were emplaced in the Martian crust [1]. Due to the low ambient pressure of the Martian atmosphere, subaerial lavas and shallow magma chambers are expected to outgas volatile metals (e.g., Cd, Te, Re, Bi) [2]. The planetary abundances of the volatile siderophile and chalcophile elements are important at establishing the depth of core formation for Mars, and must be known as a baseline for understanding volcanic outgassing on Mars, particularly the large enrichments of S and Cl observed in modern Martian soils [3]. There is little data on volatile siderophile and chalcophile elements from Martian meteorites, excluding a few well-analyzed samples [2]. Further, a large number of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> being recovered from North West Africa are in need of chemical analysis. All of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are in need of state-of-the art analysis for such ratios as Ge/Si and Ga/Al, which can now be accomplished by LA-ICP-MS [2].</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011M%26PS...46....1Z','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011M%26PS...46....1Z"><span id="translatedtitle">Bounce Rock - A <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>-like basalt encountered at Meridiani Planum, Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Zipfel, Jutta; Schräder, Christian; Jolliff, Bradley L.; Gellert, Ralf; Herkenhoff, Kenneth E.; Rieder, Rudolf; Anderson, Robert; Bell, James F., III; Brückner, Johannes; Crisp, Joy A.; Christensen, Philip R.; Clark, Benton C.; de Souza, Paulo A., Jr.; Dreibus, Gerlind; D'Uston, Claude; Economou, Thanasis; Gorevan, Steven P.; Hahn, Brian C.; Klingelhäfer, Göstar; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y., Jr.; Ming, Douglas W.; Morris, Richard V.; Rodionov, Daniel S.; Squyres, Steven W.; Wńnke, Heinrich; Wright, Shawn P.; Wyatt, Michael B.; Yen, Albert S.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Abstract- The Opportunity rover of the Mars Exploration Rover mission encountered an isolated rock fragment with textural, mineralogical, and chemical properties similar to basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. This finding was confirmed by all rover instruments, and a comprehensive study of these results is reported here. Spectra from the miniature thermal emission spectrometer and the Panoramic Camera reveal a pyroxene-rich mineralogy, which is also evident in Mössbauer spectra and in normative mineralogy derived from bulk chemistry measured by the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer. The correspondence of Bounce Rock’s chemical composition with the composition of certain basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, especially Elephant Moraine (EET) 79001 lithology B and Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201, is very close, with only Cl, Fe, and Ti exhibiting deviations. Chemical analyses further demonstrate characteristics typical of Mars such as the Fe/Mn ratio and P concentrations. Possible shock features support the idea that Bounce Rock was ejected from an impact crater, most likely in the Meridiani Planum region. Bopolu crater, 19.3 km in diameter, located 75 km to the southwest could be the source crater. To date, no other rocks of this composition have been encountered by any of the rovers on Mars. The finding of Bounce Rock by the Opportunity rover provides further direct evidence for an origin of basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites from Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70033801','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70033801"><span id="translatedtitle">Bounce Rock-A <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>-like basalt encountered at Meridiani Planum, Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Zipfel, J.; Schroder, C.; Jolliff, B.L.; Gellert, Ralf; Herkenhoff, K. E.; Rieder, R.; Anderson, R.; Bell, J.F., III; Brückner, J.; Crisp, J.A.; Christensen, P.R.; Clark, B. C.; de Souza, P.A.; Dreibus, G.; D'uston, C.; Economou, T.; Gorevan, S.P.; Hahn, B.C.; Klingelhofer, G.; McCoy, T.J.; McSween, H.Y.; Ming, D. W.; Morris, R.V.; Rodionov, D.S.; Squyres, S. W.; Wanke, H.; Wright, S.P.; Wyatt, M.B.; Yen, A. S.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The Opportunity rover of the Mars Exploration Rover mission encountered an isolated rock fragment with textural, mineralogical, and chemical properties similar to basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. This finding was confirmed by all rover instruments, and a comprehensive study of these results is reported here. Spectra from the miniature thermal emission spectrometer and the Panoramic Camera reveal a pyroxene-rich mineralogy, which is also evident in M??ssbauer spectra and in normative mineralogy derived from bulk chemistry measured by the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer. The correspondence of Bounce Rock's chemical composition with the composition of certain basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, especially Elephant Moraine (EET) 79001 lithology B and Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201, is very close, with only Cl, Fe, and Ti exhibiting deviations. Chemical analyses further demonstrate characteristics typical of Mars such as the Fe/Mn ratio and P concentrations. Possible shock features support the idea that Bounce Rock was ejected from an impact crater, most likely in the Meridiani Planum region. Bopolu crater, 19.3km in diameter, located 75km to the southwest could be the source crater. To date, no other rocks of this composition have been encountered by any of the rovers on Mars. The finding of Bounce Rock by the Opportunity rover provides further direct evidence for an origin of basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites from Mars. ?? The Meteoritical Society, 2011.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20070021571','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20070021571"><span id="translatedtitle">Excess Ar-40 in the Zagami <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>: Does It Reveal Crystallization History?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Bogard, Donald D.; Park, Jisun</p> <p>2007-01-01</p> <p>The Zagami basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> has fine- and coarse-grained (FG & CG) areas, which may reflect partial crystallization in a deep, slowly cooled magma chamber to form Mg-rich pyroxene cores, followed by entrainment of these crystals into a magma that rose and crystallized near the surface. Late-stage melt pockets formed mesostasis and feldspar (maskelynite) having a range of compositions, but low water abundance. Higher I(sub Sr) in the FG portion may result from the second stage having incorporated old crustal rocks that failed to reach isotopic equilibrium. Zagami, like other <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, contains excess Ar-40(sub xs) beyond that expected from internal decay of K-40 during its Sm-Nd age of 177 Myr. We suggest that at least a portion of this Ar-40(sub xs) in Zagami and some other <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> was inherited from the magma, much as is the case of MORBs on Earth. We made Ar-39-Ar-40 age determinations on feldspar and pyroxene separates from both the FG and CG portions of Zagami. If Zagami experienced an evolving fractional crystallization history, including possible crustal contamination of the magma, that might be indicated in differing amounts of Ar-40(sub xs) between mineral phases and between FG and CG portions.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_4");'>4</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_5");'>5</a></li> <li class="active"><span>6</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_6 --> <div id="page_7" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_5");'>5</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li class="active"><span>7</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="121"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19990020865&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DDunite','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19990020865&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DDunite"><span id="translatedtitle">What Were the Major Factors That Controlled Mineralogical Similarities and Differences of Basaltic, <span class="hlt">Lherzolitic</span> and Clinopyroxentic Martian Meteorites Within Each Group</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Mikouchi, T.; Miyamoto, M.; McKay, G. A.</p> <p>1998-01-01</p> <p>Twelve martian meteorites that have been re- covered so far are classified into five groups (basalt, <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, clinopyroxenite, dunite, and orthopyroxenite) mainly from petrology and chemistry. Among them, the dunite and orthopyroxenite groups consist of only one meteorite each (dunite: Chassigny, orthopyroxenite: ALH 84001). The basalt group is the largest group and consists of four meteorites (Shergotty, Zagani, EETA 79001, and QUE 94201). The <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> and clinopyroxenitic groups include three meteorites each (<span class="hlt">Lherzolite</span>: ALH 77005, LEW 88516, and Y793605, clinopyroxenite: Nakhla, Governador Valadares, and Lafayette). These meteorites within each group are generally similar to the others, but none of them is paired with the others. In this abstract, we discuss the major factors that controlled mineralogical similarities and differences of basaltic, <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span>, and clinopyroxenitic meteorites within each group. This may help in understanding their petrogenesis and original locations on Mars in general.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70018247','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70018247"><span id="translatedtitle">A study of REE and Pb, Sr and Nd isotopes in garnet-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from Mingxi, Fujian Province</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Wankang, H.; Junwen, W.; Basu, A.R.; Tatsumoto, M.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>The REE and Pb, Sr, Nd isotopes in three xenoliths from limburgite and scoria-breccias, including spinel-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, spinel-garnet-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> and phlogopite-gamet-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, were analysed. The REE contents of the xenoliths are 1.3 to 3.3 times those of the chondrites with their REE patterns characterized by weak LREE depletion. The143Nd/144Nd values of whole rocks and minerals range from 0.51306 to 0.51345 with ??Nd=+ 8.2- +15.8,206Pb/204 Pb < 18.673, and207Pb/204Pb < 15.574. All this goes to show that the upper mantle in Mingxi at the depth of 67-82 km is a depleted mantle of MORB type, with87Sr/86 Sr ratios 0.70237-0.70390. In Nd-Sr diagram the data points of whole rocks are all out of the mantle array, implying that the xenoliths from Mingxi have more radiogenic Sr isotopes than those of the mantle array. ?? 1993 Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015P%26SS..117...24M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015P%26SS..117...24M"><span id="translatedtitle">Lunar meteorite <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-983885: Noble gases, nitrogen and cosmic ray exposure history</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Mahajan, Ramakant R.</p> <p>2015-11-01</p> <p>Noble gases and nitrogen have been in lunar meteorite from antartcica: the polymict regolith breccias, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-983885 (hereafter Y-983885). Y-983885 has highest concentration of trapped noble gases (Ar, Kr, and Xe) among all the lunar meteorites and returned lunar samples. Noble gases and nitrogen abundances measured in two samples of the lunar meteorite Y-983885. The concentration of trapped noble gases in Y-983885 (A) are, 20Ne=3.69×10-3, 36Ar=12.6×10-4, 84kr=8.57×10-7 and 132Xe=1.63×10-7 ccSTP/g. The cosmic-ray exposure ages for Y-983885 are thus calculated to be T21 (A)=1592±232 Ma and T21 (B)=574±85 Ma for 2π geometry (using production rates as per Hohenberg et al., 1978 and bulk composition). The exposure ages of samples A and B differ, indicating that they have undergone different exposure scenarios on the lunar surface. The different irradiation ages (T21 (A)=1592±232 Ma and T21 (B)=574±85 Ma) indicates that the regolith material which constitutes the meteorite Y-983885 resided at different shielding depths on lunar surface before agglomeration into the final meteorite. Exposure ages calculated using end member compositon like norite, basalt, tractolite (1947 to 1365 and 711 to 455 for A and B respectively) indicates clearly that the two samples A and B has undergone different exposure on Moon. The 20Ne/22Ne ratio of 13.60±0.01 in temperature step 400 °C of Y-983885 (A) demonstrate a clear retention of solar wind signature in this meteorite. The presence of high contents of trapped solar wind gases indicates that Y-983885 consists of mature lunar regolith material. Variable amounts of solar gases as well as cosmogenic noble gases indicate that Y-983885 (A and B) is compacted from several fragments that were exposed at the surface and/or at various depths in the regolith, before becoming part of Y-983885.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011CoMP..162.1139P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011CoMP..162.1139P"><span id="translatedtitle">The evolution of spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths and the nature of the mantle at Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Perkins, Dexter; Anthony, Elizabeth Y.</p> <p>2011-12-01</p> <p>In peridotites, olivine, clinopyroxene, and orthopyroxene are complex solid solutions with wide stability fields. Depending mostly on bulk composition and pressure, these minerals may be accompanied by plagioclase (low pressure), spinel (moderate pressure), or garnet (high pressure), resulting in 4-phase and rarer 5-phase assemblages. Although a particular mineral assemblage is stable over a range of P-T, the compositions of the individual minerals vary with changing P-T conditions. Application of standard geothermobarometers to olivine-clinopyroxene-orthopyroxene-spinel peridotites is problematic. An alternative approach is to use a bulk rock composition to calculate equilibrium phase diagrams to determine the conditions under which a particular assemblage is stable. This requires consideration of the 7-component system SiO2-Al2O3-Cr2O3-FeO-MgO-CaO-Na2O, internally consistent thermodynamic data for end members, and reliable mixing models for all mineral solutions. Experimental studies in simpler systems, and solution models from the literature, permit derivation of multicomponent thermodynamic mixing models for the key minerals. The models, when applied to xenoliths from Kilbourne Hole, constrain P and T of equilibration and are less sensitive to mineral compositional variations, or uncertainty in activity models, than standard thermobarometry. Our modeling provides the first tightly constrained pressure estimates for Kilbourne Hole, placing the xenoliths in the spinel stability field at depths (30-45 km) that correspond to the uppermost mantle beneath the Rio Grande Rift. The fine-grained equigranular <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, porphyroclastic <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, and some harzburgite-dunite specimens equilibrated at average conditions of 11.5 Kbar-930°C, 12 Kbar-990°C, and 13 Kbar-1,080°C, respectively. The mantle beneath the Rio Grande Rift is layered; the fine-grained equigranular <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> derives from relatively shallow depth (35 km average), and the porphyroclastic <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013JAESc..67..199N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013JAESc..67..199N"><span id="translatedtitle">Seismic structure of the extended continental crust in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Basin, Japan Sea, from ocean bottom seismometer survey</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nakahigashi, Kazuo; Shinohara, Masanao; Yamada, Tomoaki; Uehira, Kenji; Mochizuki, Kimihiro; Kanazawa, Toshihiko</p> <p>2013-05-01</p> <p>We present the result of a seismic experiment conducted using ocean bottom seismometers and an airgun in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Basin, of the Japan Sea. The Japan Sea is one of the most well-studied back-arc basins in the western Pacific. The Japan Sea is believed to have been formed by back-arc opening. However, the timing and formation processes of the opening of individual basins in and around the Japan Sea are not clear. To reveal the crustal structure of the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Basin it is important to consider the formation process of the Japan Sea. Therefore, we conducted a seismic survey and estimated the P-wave seismic velocity structure beneath the 170-km profile using a 2-D ray-tracing method. A layer with a P-wave velocity of 3.4-4.0 km/s underlies the sedimentary sections, which is thought to consist of a sill-and-sediment complex. The upper crust below the profile varies greatly in thickness. The thickness of the upper crust is 3.5 km in the thinnest part and 7 km in the thickest part. The thickness of the lower crust is approximately 8 km and is relatively constant over the profile. The total thickness of the crust is approximately 15 km including the sedimentary layer. The distribution of P-wave velocities and the thickness indicate that the crust in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Basin is neither a typical continental nor a typical oceanic crust. From the point of view of seismic velocity, the obtained structure is more similar to a continental crust than to an oceanic crust. The large lateral thickness variation in the upper crust and the uniform thickness of the lower crust suggest that the crust in the study area was formed by rifting/extension of continental crust during the opening of the Japan Sea. The margins of the continent or of island arcs can be divided into two types: volcanic rifted margins and non-volcanic rifted margins. Volcanic rifted margins are normally classified by the presence of a high-velocity body in the lower crust. At the volcanic rifted margin, the high</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1990Tectp.179..227S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1990Tectp.179..227S"><span id="translatedtitle">Microstructure and texture in <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> of the Balmuccia massif and their significance regarding the thermomechanical history</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Skrotzki, W.; Wedel, A.; Weber, K.; Müller, W. F.</p> <p>1990-07-01</p> <p>The microstructure and crystallographic preferred orientation (here referred to as texture) in <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> of the Balmuccia massif have been investigated in order to unravel the thermomechanical history of this massif. Two deformation events may be recognized in the microstructure. In olivine the first deformation led to a coarse-grained dynamic recrystallization. The second deformation produced the subgrain and dislocation structure and a fine-grained dynamically recrystallized rim around the matrix grains. The subgrain boundaries are (100) and occasionally (001) tilt boundaries with variable tilt axis. The free dislocations are mainly screw dislocations with an [001] Burgers vector. An analysis of the dislocations bound in subgrain boundaries and the free dislocations yields {0 kl}[100] and { hk0}[001] as main activated slip systems. The orthopyroxenes are not recrystaUized and show deformation-induced clinoenstatite lamellae. The texture of olivine is characterized by [010] perpendicular to the foliation and [100] parallel to the lineation. In the orthopyroxene [100] is normal to the foliation and [001] normal to the lineation. The results are comparable with those found in similar massifs except the texture in the orthopyroxene. Stress and temperature estimates based on the dislocation density, subgrain size, dynamically recrystaUized grain sizes and the ortho-clinoenstatite transformation yield ≈ 20 MPa and ≈ 1000°C for deformation event I and 300 MPa and 650°C for deformation event II. The first and second deformation events are interpreted as intrusion of mantle material into the lower crust and the tilting of the Ivrea zone, respectively. From the correlation of the texture and microstructure it is concluded that the texture in the olivine reflects the first deformation event. The texture of the relatively hard and therefore only weakly deformed orthopyroxene may be explained by external rotation in the ductile olivine matrix.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040062072&hterms=Samarium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3DSamarium','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040062072&hterms=Samarium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3DSamarium"><span id="translatedtitle">Sm-Nd Age and Initial Sr-87/Sr-86 for <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980318: An Old Cumulate Eucrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nyquist, L. E.; Takeda, H.; Shih, C.-Y.; Wiesmann, H.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>The complex pyroxene exsolution texture of the Moore County cumulate eucrite was interpreted by Miyamoto and Takeda as indicating initial cooling at 160 C/Ma followed by a sudden temperature rise and final cooling at 0.35 C/yr. They suggested initial cooling at a depth of approx. 8 km near the base of Vesta s crust, followed by impact excavation to its surface. Young Sm-Nd ages of approx. 4456, 4460, and 4410 Ma, respectively, for the Moore County, Moama, and Serra de Mag cumulate eucrites are puzzling because closure to Nd isotopic exchange would occur in only a few Ma at the above initial cooling rate. The exception to young ages among the cumulate eucrites is EET87520, with a 147Sm-147 - Nd-143 age of 4547-4598 Ma. We report here initial results of a combined mineralogical/chronological study of the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980318 feldspar-cumulate eucrite.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013GeCoA.121..546P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013GeCoA.121..546P"><span id="translatedtitle">Ar-Ar ages and trapped Ar components in Martian <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> RBT 04262 and LAR 06319</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Park, Jisun; Bogard, Donald D.; Nyquist, Laurence E.; Garrison, Daniel H.; Mikouchi, Takashi</p> <p>2013-11-01</p> <p>We made 39Ar-40Ar (Ar-Ar) analyses of whole rock (WR) and mineral samples of two Martian <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, RBT 04262 (RBT) and LAR 06319 (LAR), in order to determine their Ar-Ar ages and the 40Ar/36Ar ratios of the trapped Martian Ar they contain. All samples released trapped (excess) 40Ar and 36Ar and suggested Ar-Ar ages older than their formation ages. Because trapped Ar components having different 40Ar/36Ar were released at different extraction temperatures, we utilized only a portion of the data to derive preferred Ar-Ar ages. We obtain Ar-Ar ages of 171 ± 8 Ma for RBT plagioclase and 163 ± 13 Ma for LAR whole rock. We identify two trapped Ar components. At low temperatures, particularly for plagioclase, Trapped-A with 40Ar/36Ar 285 ± 3 was released, and we believe this is most likely absorbed terrestrial air. At high extraction temperatures, particularly for pyroxene, Trapped-B with 40Ar/36Ar 1813 ± 127 was released. The poikilitic/non-poikilitic texture of RBT and the presence of large pyroxene oikocrysts allowed a clear definition of Trapped-B. This Ar component is Martian, and its isotopic similarity to the Martian atmospheric composition suggests that it may represent Martian atmospheric Ar incorporated into the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> melt via crustal rocks. Trapped-B partitioned into pyroxene at a constant molar ratio of K/36ArTr = 33.2 ± 9.5 × 106 for RBT 04262, and 80 ± 21 × 106 for LAR 06319. Trapped-A mixed in different proportions with Trapped-B could give apparently intermediate trapped 40Ar/36Ar compositions commonly observed in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007857','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007857"><span id="translatedtitle">Acid-Sulfate-Weathering Activity in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Sites on Mars Recorded in Grim Glasses</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.; Ross, K.; Sutton, S. R.; Schwandt, C. S.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Based on mass spectrometric studies of sulfur species in Shergotty and EET79001, [1] and [2] showed that sulfates and sulfides occur in different proportions in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. Sulfur speciation studies in gas-rich impact-melt (GRIM) glasses in EET79001 by the XANES method [3] showed that S K-XANES spectra in GRIM glasses from Lith A indicate that S is associated with Ca and Al presumably as sulfides/sulfates whereas the XANES spectra of amorphous sulfide globules in GRIM glasses from Lith B indicate that S is associated with Fe as FeS. In these amorphous iron sulfide globules, [4] found no Ni using FE-SEM and suggested that the globules resulting from immiscible sulfide melt may not be related to the igneous iron sulfides having approximately 1-3% Ni. Furthermore, in the amorphous iron sulfides from 507 GRIM glass, [5] determined delta(sup 34)S values ranging from +3.5%o to -3.1%o using Nano-SIMS. These values plot between the delta(sup 34)S value of +5.25%o determined in the sulfate fraction in Shergotty [6] at one extreme and the value of -1.7%o obtained for igneous sulfides in EET79001 and Shergotty [7] at the other. These results suggest that the amorphous Fe-S globules likely originated by shock reduction of secondary iron sulfate phases occurring in the regolith precursor materials during impact [7]. Sulfates in the regolith materials near the basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> sites on Mars owe their origin to surficial acid-sulfate interactions. We examine the nature of these reactions by studying the composition of the end products in altered regolith materials. For the parent material composition, we use that of the host <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> material in which the impact glasses are situated.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002M%26PS...37..487B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002M%26PS...37..487B"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrology and chemistry of the basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> North West Africa 480</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Barrat, J. A.; Gillet, Ph.; Sautter, V.; Jambon, A.; Javoy, M.; Göpel, C.; Lesourd, M.; Keller, F.; Petit, E.</p> <p>2002-04-01</p> <p>North West Africa (NWA) 480 is a new martian meteorite of 28 g found in the Moroccan Sahara in November 2000. It consists mainly of large gray pyroxene crystals (the largest grains are up to 5 mm in length) and plagioclase converted to maskelynite. Excluding the melt pocket areas, modal analyses indicate the following mineral proportions: 72 vol% pyroxenes extensively zoned, 25% maskelynite, 1% phosphates (merrillite and chlorapatite), 1% opaque oxides (ilmenite, ulvospinel and chromite) and sulfides, and 1% others such as silica and fayalite. The compositional trend of NWA 480 pyroxenes is similar to that of Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201 but in NWA 480 the pyroxene cores are more Mg-rich (En77-En65). Maskelynites display a limited zoning (An42-50Ab54-48Or2-4). Our observations suggest that NWA 480 formed from a melt with a low nuclei density at a slow cooling rate. The texture was achieved via a single-stage cooling where pyroxenes grew continuously. A similar model was previously proposed for QUE 94201 by McSween et al. (1996). NWA 480 is an Al-poor ferroan basaltic rock and resembles Zagami or Shergotty for major elements and compatible trace element abundances. The bulk rock analysis for oxygen isotopes yields V17O = +0.42%o, a value in agreement at the high margin, with those measured on other <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (Clayton and Mayeda, 1996; Romanek et al., 1998; Franchi et al., 1999). Its CI-normalized rare earth element pattern is similar to those of peridotitic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> such as Allan Hills (ALH)A77005, suggesting that these <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> shared a similar parent liquid, or at least the same mantle source.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080009608','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080009608"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrology and Mineral Chemistry of New Olivine-Phyric <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> RBT04262</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Dalton, H. A.; Peslier, A. H.; Brandon, A. D.; Lee, C.-T. A.; Lapen, T. J.</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>RBT04262 was found by the 2004-2005 ANSMET team at the Roberts Massif in Antarctica. It is paired with RBT04261 and is classified as an olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>. RBT04261 is 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm and 78.8 g, and RBT04262 is 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm and 204.6 g. Both were partially covered by a fusion crust [1]. Chemical analysis and mapping of this meteorite was performed using the Cameca SX100 electron microprobe at NASA Johnson Space Center.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015E%26PSL.411..142E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015E%26PSL.411..142E"><span id="translatedtitle">Partitioning of light lithophile elements during basalt eruptions on Earth and application to Martian <span class="hlt">shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Edmonds, Marie</p> <p>2015-02-01</p> <p>An enigmatic record of light lithophile element (LLE) zoning in pyroxenes in basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites, whereby LLE concentrations decrease dramatically from the cores to the rims, has been interpreted as being due to partitioning of LLE into a hydrous vapor during magma ascent to the surface on Mars. These trends are used as evidence that Martian basaltic melts are water-rich (McSween et al., 2001). Lithium and boron are light lithophile elements (LLE) that partition into volcanic minerals and into vapor from silicate melts, making them potential tracers of degassing processes during magma ascent to the surface of Earth and of other planets. While LLE degassing behavior is relatively well understood for silica-rich melts, where water and LLE concentrations are relatively high, very little data exists for LLE abundance, heterogeneity and degassing in basaltic melts. The lack of data hampers interpretation of the trends in the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites. Through a geochemical study of LLE, volatile and trace elements in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, it can be demonstrated that lithium behaves similarly to the light to middle rare Earth elements during melting, magma mixing and fractionation. Considerable heterogeneity in lithium and boron is inherited from mantle-derived primary melts, which is dominant over the fractionation and degassing signal. Lithium and boron are only very weakly volatile in basaltic melt erupted from Kilauea Volcano, with vapor-melt partition coefficients <0.1. Degassing of LLE is further inhibited at high temperatures. Pyroxene and associated melt inclusion LLE concentrations from a range of volcanoes are used to quantify lithium pyroxene-melt partition coefficients, which correlate negatively with melt H2O content, ranging from 0.13 at low water contents to <0.08 at H2O contents >4 wt%. The observed terrestrial LLE partitioning behavior is extrapolated to Martian primitive melts through modeling. The zoning</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6322645','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6322645"><span id="translatedtitle">Magmatic/metasomatic amphibole in the mantle: evidence from the Balmuccia <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif, Ivrea zone, western Italian Alps</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Shervais, J.W.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p>Amphibole and mica are the most important alkali-rich phases stable under mantle P-T conditions, and constitute the primary source of the alkalis needed to form basaltic magmas. Yet, the origin and distribution of these phases in the upper mantle is poorly understood. The Balmuccia <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif is a small slice of subcontinental mantle in the western Alps that intruded granulite facies lower crust 250 m.y. ago, and was exposed during the Alpine orogeny. Amphibole (HB) ranging in composition from Ti-pargasite to kaersutite in a minor but widespread accessory phase in the <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, in websterite and bronzite dikes of the Cr-Di suite, and in pyroxenite and gabbro dikes of the Al-Aug suite. Textural and compositional relations show that HB in the Cr-Di and Al-Aug suite dikes formed by crystallization of residual magma, or by reaction between this magma and earlier formed phases (primarily spinel). Hb also occurs in thin (1-2 cm) veins of hornblendite and pyroxene hornblendite, and in the HB-enriched wallrock adjacent to these veins. Similar Hb veins in the Lherz massif have been shown to form from an alkali and water-enriched residual magma derived by filter pressing of Al-Aug pyroxenites. This origin is not possible at Balmuccia because the Hb veins have higher Ti, Cr, K/Na and Mgnumbers than any accessory Hb in Al-Aug suite dikes. Fractionation trends in the veins are controlled by HB. This requires that the HB veins formed from a separate and distinct parent magma that metasomatically enriched the <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> on a local scale. However, remelting of the widespread pyroxenite dikes may constitute a more important source of alkalis than the rare HB-rich veins.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016GeCoA.185...64G&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016GeCoA.185...64G&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">The behavior of Fe3+/∑Fe during partial melting of spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Gaetani, Glenn A.</p> <p>2016-07-01</p> <p>This study presents an internally consistent model for the behavior of Fe3+/∑Fe during partial melting of spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>. The Fe3+/∑Fe ratio for olivine is calculated on the basis of point defect thermodynamics, and the oxidation states of iron in the other solid phases are calculated using Fe3+/Fe2+ distribution between olivine and orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, or spinel. Conservation of mass is used to relate the Fe3+/Fe2+ ratio of partial melt to the concentrations of Fe3+ and Fe2+ in the initial and residual solids as a function of pressure, temperature, and oxygen fugacity. Results from isobaric batch melting calculations demonstrate that the Fe3+/∑Fe ratio of the partial melt decreases with increasing melt fraction. Conversely, the Fe3+/∑Fe ratio of the partial melt increases with increasing melt fraction during decompression batch melting. The relative oxygen fugacity of the upper mantle depends on both the oxidation state of iron and mantle potential temperature. Results from incremental decompression melting calculations in which 1% melt is produced for each 100 MPa of decompression and then removed from the residual solid indicate that relative oxygen fugacity calculated from the oxidation state of iron in basaltic glass does not represent a unique value for the oceanic upper mantle but, rather, reflects conditions in the lower portion of the melting regime. A 100 °C change in mantle potential temperature produces a change in relative oxygen fugacity of ∼0.8 log units, similar to the global range inferred from mid-ocean ridge basalt glasses. It is necessary, therefore, to compare relative oxygen fugacity calculated from basaltic glass with proxies for potential temperature before drawing conclusions on heterogeneity of the oxidation state of iron in the oceanic upper mantle. Results from model calculations also suggest that the sub-arc mantle is intrinsically more oxidizing than the oceanic mantle because it is cooler. The global correlation</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860034312&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DDunite','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860034312&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DDunite"><span id="translatedtitle">SNC meteorites - Clues to Martian petrologic evolution?. [<span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>, Nakhlites and Chassigny</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Mcsween, H. Y., Jr.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>, nakhlites and the Chassigny meteorites (SNC group) may have originated on Mars. The <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are medium-grained basalts, the nakhlites are pyroxenites and the Chassigny is a dunite. The SNC group is petrologically diverse but differs from all other known achondrites in terms of mineral chemistry, the redox state, the oxygen isotopic composition and the radiometric ages. The SNC stones are mafic and ultramafic cumulate rocks with mineralogies that indicate rapid cooling and crystallization from tholeiitic magmas which contained water and experienced a high degree of oxidation. The characteristics suggest formation from a large parent body, i.e., a planet, but not earth. The estimated ages for the rocks match the estimated ages for several mapped Martian volcanoes in the Tharsis region. Additionally, the elemental and isotopic abundances of atmospheric gases embedded in melts in the SNC stones match Viking Lander data for the Martian atmosphere. However, reasons are cited for discounting the possibility that a large meteorite(s) collided with Mars about 180 myr ago and served as the mechanism for ejecting the SNC stones to earth.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986GeCoA..50.1039R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986GeCoA..50.1039R"><span id="translatedtitle">Nuclear tracks, SM isotopes and neutron capture effects in the Elephant Morraine <span class="hlt">shergottite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Rajan, R. S.; Lugmair, G.; Tamhane, A. S.; Poupeau, G.</p> <p>1986-06-01</p> <p>Nuclear track studies, uranium concentration measurements and Sm-isotope studies have been performed on both lithologies A and B of the Elephant Morraine <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, EETA 79001. Track studies show that EETA 79001 was a rather small object in space with a preatmospheric radius of 12 + or - 2 cm, corresponding to a preatmospheric mass of 28 + or - 13 kg. Phosphates have U concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 1.3 ppm. There are occasional phosphates with excess fission tracks, possibly produced from neutron-induced fission of U and Th, during the regolith exposure in the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body (SPB). Sm-isotope studies, while not showing any clear-cut excess in Sm-150, make it possible to derive meaningful upper limits to thermal neutron fluences of 2 to 3 x 10 to the 15th n/sq cm, during a possible regolith irradiation. These limits are consistent with the track data and also make it possible to derive an upper limit to the neutron exposure age of EETA 79001 of 55 Myr in the SPB regolith.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063602&hterms=thermoluminescence&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dthermoluminescence','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063602&hterms=thermoluminescence&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dthermoluminescence"><span id="translatedtitle">Thermoluminescence and the shock and reheating history of meteorites. III - The <span class="hlt">shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Hasan, F. A.; Haq, M.; Sears, D. W. G.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>Thermoluminescence (TL) measurements on Shergotty, ALHA 77005, Zagami, and EETA 79001 (lithology A) have been used to obtain further information on the shock history of these meteorites. The level of TL sensitivity in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> varied by a factor of 10, but was always low, probably reflecting the amount of crystalline material in the maskelynite. There are trends in the TL peak temperature, peak width, and TL sensitivity which are believed to be associated with different proportions of feldspar in high- and low-temperature forms. This interpretation is consistent with the observed changes induced in the TL properties by annealing <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> at 400-900 C. It is suggested that the observed trends were produced during postshock crystallization at a variety of cooling rates, the increasing order of cooling rate being EETA 79001, Zagami, ALHA 77005, and Shergotty, and that there is high-temperature feldspar present in all the samples. This implies a postshock temperature above 600 C, and a small (less than 10 m) size of the ejecta. Current theories are well able to explain how objects of this size could have been ejected from Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986GeCoA..50.1031H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986GeCoA..50.1031H"><span id="translatedtitle">Thermoluminescence and the shock and reheating history of meteorites. III - The <span class="hlt">shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Hasan, F. A.; Haq, M.; Sears, D. W. G.</p> <p>1986-06-01</p> <p>Thermoluminescence (TL) measurements on Shergotty, ALHA 77005, Zagami, and EETA 79001 (lithology A) have been used to obtain further information on the shock history of these meteorites. The level of TL sensitivity in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> varied by a factor of 10, but was always low, probably reflecting the amount of crystalline material in the maskelynite. There are trends in the TL peak temperature, peak width, and TL sensitivity which are believed to be associated with different proportions of feldspar in high- and low-temperature forms. This interpretation is consistent with the observed changes induced in the TL properties by annealing <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> at 400-900 C. It is suggested that the observed trends were produced during postshock crystallization at a variety of cooling rates, the increasing order of cooling rate being EETA 79001, Zagami, ALHA 77005, and Shergotty, and that there is high-temperature feldspar present in all the samples. This implies a postshock temperature above 600 C, and a small (less than 10 m) size of the ejecta. Current theories are well able to explain how objects of this size could have been ejected from Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002923','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002923"><span id="translatedtitle">Formation and Preservation of the Depleted and Enriched <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Isotopic Reservoirs in a Convecting Martian Mantle</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Kiefer, Walter S.; Jones, John H.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>There is compelling isotopic and crater density evidence for geologically recent volcanism on Mars, in the last 100-200 million years and possibly in the last 50 million years. This volcanism is due to adiabatic decompression melting and thus requires some type of present-day convective upwelling in the martian mantle. On the other hand, martian meteorites preserve evidence for at least 3 distinct radiogenic isotopic reservoirs. Anomalies in short-lived isotopic systems (Sm-146, Nd-142, Hf-182, W-182) require that these reservoirs must have developed in the first 50 to 100 million years of Solar System history. The long-term preservation of chemically distinct reservoirs has sometimes been interpreted as evidence for the absence of mantle convection and convective mixing on Mars for most of martian history, a conclusion which is at odds with the evidence for young volcanism. This apparent paradox can be resolved by recognizing that a variety of processes, including both inefficient mantle mixing and geographic separation of isotopic reservoirs, may preserve isotopic heterogeneity on Mars in an actively convecting mantle. Here, we focus on the formation and preservation of the depleted and enriched isotopic and trace element reservoirs in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. In particular, we explore the possible roles of processes such as chemical diffusion and metasomatism in dikes and magma chambers for creating the isotopically enriched <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. We also consider processes that may preserve the enriched reservoir against convective mixing for most of martian history.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063603&hterms=effect+nuclear&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Deffect%2Bnuclear','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063603&hterms=effect+nuclear&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Deffect%2Bnuclear"><span id="translatedtitle">Nuclear tracks, Sm isotopes and neutron capture effects in the Elephant Morraine <span class="hlt">shergottite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rajan, R. S.; Lugmair, G.; Tamhane, A. S.; Poupeau, G.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>Nuclear track studies, uranium concentration measurements and Sm-isotope studies have been performed on both lithologies A and B of the Elephant Morraine <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, EETA 79001. Track studies show that EETA 79001 was a rather small object in space with a preatmospheric radius of 12 + or - 2 cm, corresponding to a preatmospheric mass of 28 + or - 13 kg. Phosphates have U concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 1.3 ppm. There are occasional phosphates with excess fission tracks, possibly produced from neutron-induced fission of U and Th, during the regolith exposure in the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body (SPB). Sm-isotope studies, while not showing any clear-cut excess in Sm-150, make it possible to derive meaningful upper limits to thermal neutron fluences of 2 to 3 x 10 to the 15th n/sq cm, during a possible regolith irradiation. These limits are consistent with the track data and also make it possible to derive an upper limit to the neutron exposure age of EETA 79001 of 55 Myr in the SPB regolith.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_5");'>5</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li class="active"><span>7</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_7 --> <div id="page_8" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li class="active"><span>8</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="141"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870046806&hterms=earth+chemical+composition&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dearth%2Bchemical%2Bcomposition','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870046806&hterms=earth+chemical+composition&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dearth%2Bchemical%2Bcomposition"><span id="translatedtitle">Core formation in the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body and comparison with the earth</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Treiman, Allan H.; Jones, John H.; Drake, Michael J.</p> <p>1987-01-01</p> <p>Abundances of elements in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, nakhlite, and Chassigny meteorites which originated on a single planet, the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body (SPB), were examined with the aim of elucidating the chemical conditions of metal separation and core formation in the SPB and of testing present models of planetary core formation. Using partition coefficients and the SPB mantle composition determined in earlier studies, the abundances of Ag, Au, Co, Ga, Mo, Ni, P, Re, S, and W were modeled, with free parameters being oxygen fugacity, proportion of solid metal formed, proportion of metallic liquid formed, and proportion of silicate that is molten. It is shown that the abundances of all elements (except Mo) could be reproduced using models with these four free parameters. In contrast to the SPB, an equivalent model used to predict element abundances in the earth's mantle was shown by Jones and Drake (1986) to be inadequate; there is at present no hypothesis capable of quantitatively reproducing the elemental abundances of the earth's mantle. The contrast suggests that these two terrestrial planets (assuming that the SPB is Mars) may have accreted or differentiated differently.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987JGG....39..431N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987JGG....39..431N"><span id="translatedtitle">Magnetic properties and remanent magnetization of a mixture of Fe-Ni alloys simulated to the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 74646 (LL6) chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nagai, H.; Momose, K.-I.; Funaki, M.</p> <p></p> <p>Magnetic properties of mixtures of two alloys, 5 at pct Ni-Fe and 29 at pct Ni-Fe, containing varying (from 0.0 to 100 at pct) concentrations of the former, were investigated and compared to those of a Ni-Fe alloy mixture simulating the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 74646 (LL6) chondrite; this mixture was prepared in accordance with the analysis data of Nagahara (1979). The original thermoremanent magnetization of alloy mixtures was acquired by heating for 2 h at 850 C and cooling to room temperature in a geomagnetic field. Remanent magnetization (RM) was measured during cooling at 77 K. It was found that the RM of the alloys simulating the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> chondrite was thermally stable. The intensity of RM obtained by cooling at 77 K in geomagnetic field increased by about 10 percent compared to the original one, whereas that acquired by cooling at 77 K in zero magnetic field decreased by about 25 percent.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/803430','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/803430"><span id="translatedtitle">Exposure History of <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> Dar Al Gani 476/489/670/735 and Sayh Al Uhaymir 005</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Nishiizumi, N.; Caffee, M.; Jull, A.J.T.; Klandrud, S.E.</p> <p>2001-04-01</p> <p>Four basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, Dar al Gani (DaG) 476, 489, 670, and 735 were found in the Libyan Sahara [1-3]; two basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005 and 008 were found in Oman [4]. Recently SaU 051 was also recognized as a possible pair of SaU 005/008. Although the collection sites were different, the texture, bulk chemical compositions, and noble gas compositions of these <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are similar [e.g. 4]. However, cosmic-ray-produced noble gases alone cannot unambiguously constrain the irradiation history for these objects. From a combination of cosmogenic stable- and radionuclides, exposure histories, and ejection conditions from the hypothesized Martian parent body, and genetic relationships between the Martian meteorites can be determined. In addition to those nuclides produced by galactic cosmic rays (GCR) are those produced by solar cosmic rays (SCR). Radionuclides produced by SCRs reside in the uppermost few centimeters of extraterrestrial bodies and their presence in meteorites indicates the degree to which a meteorite has been ablated. Previous work shows ablation is less than 1-2 cm in at least three <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, ALH 77005, Shergotty, and EETA79001 [e.g. 5] and so it is possible some SCR signal may be observed in these meteorites. This suggests that the atmospheric entry velocity and/or entry angle of these <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> is much lower than the velocity and/or entry angle of most ordinary chondrites. We report here preliminary results of cosmogenic nuclides, {sup 14}C (half-life = 5,730 yr), {sup 36}Cl (3.01 x 10{sup 5} yr), {sup 26}Al (7.05 x 10{sup 5} yr), and {sup 10}Be(1.5 x 10{sup 6} yr).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014EGUGA..1613367G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014EGUGA..1613367G"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrology of pyroxenitic vein in spinel-plagioclas <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from Zabargad island, Red Sea, Egypt</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Gjerazi, Ingrid; Ntaflos, Theodoros</p> <p>2014-05-01</p> <p>) supporting the lithospheric mantle origin of the Zabargad peridotites. The presence of amphibole appears to be the result of a reaction between metasomatic introduced fluids and matrix clinopyroxene. The plagioclase is Ca-rich (An63--73) and always is surrounding spinel. A metasomatic origin of the plagioclase seems to be unlike because augites have plagioclase exsolution lamellae with similar composition to the spinel surrounding plagioclase. This is an evidence for incipient transformation of spinel- to plagioclase-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> stability field as the result of pressure and temperature decrease. As comparisons with mantle xenoliths show, the Zabargad ultramafites are not ophiolithes but rather, represent the fertile upper mantle. Results indicate, in concordance with previous papers such as Bonatti et al., 1981 and Kurat et al., 1993, that the studied peridotite represents an uplifted fragment of the Red Sea upper mantle which is also evidence for the Red Sea rifting and the formation of the island itself.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFMDI21A4258B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFMDI21A4258B"><span id="translatedtitle">Partial Melting of Garnet <span class="hlt">Lherzolite</span> with H2o and CO2 at 3 GPa: Implications for Intraplate Magmatism.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Baasner, A.; Medard, E.; Laporte, D.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>The origin and source rock of alkali-rich and SiO2-undersatured magmas in the Earth`s upper mantle have been under debate for a long time. The garnet signature in rare earth element patterns of such magmas suggest a garnet-bearing source rock, which could be garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> or garnet pyroxenite. Partial melting experiments were performed at 3 GPa and 1345-1445 °C in a piston-cylinder apparatus using mixtures of natural <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> with 0.4-0.7 wt% H2O and 0.4-0.7 wt% CO2 as starting materials. Different designs of AuPd capsules were used for melt extraction. Mineral and melt phases were analysed with electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The degree of partial melting in the experiments ranges from ~20% to ~4% and decreases with decreasing temperature and decreasing volatile content in the starting material. All samples contain olivine and orthopyroxene. Garnet is present in experiments performed below 1420 °C. The amount of clinopyroxene decreases with increasing degree of partial melting and volatile concentration in the starting material. Depending on the capsule design the melts quenched to glasses or to a mixture of quench crystals and residual glass. The composition of the partial melts ranges from basalts through picrobasalts to foidites. The alkali concentration increases and the SiO2 concentration decreases with decreasing degree of partial melting and increasing volatile concentration in the starting material. The partial melts are similar in many aspects to alkali intraplate magmas (basanites to melilitites), although they are richer in MgO. Compositions closer to natural basanites could be obtained either at lower degree of melting (and lower volatile contents) or through olivine fractionation. Our results strongly suggests that. SiO2-undersaturated intraplate magmas can be generated by mantle melting of garnet-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> in the presence of H2O and CO2 in the Earth`s upper mantle at 3 GPa (~100 km depth).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987CoMP...97..473C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987CoMP...97..473C"><span id="translatedtitle">Garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths in the kimberlites of northern Lesotho: revised P-T equilibration conditions and upper mantle Palaeogeotherm</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Carswell, D. A.; Gibb, F. G. F.</p> <p>1987-12-01</p> <p>Evidence is presented that the inflected palaeogeotherm for northern Lesotho, previously highlighted by Boyd (1973), Boyd and Nixon (1973, 1975), Finnerty and Boyd (1984, 1987), is essentially an artifact of the unsatisfactory, over-simplified barometer formulation (based on MacGregor 1974) employed. The absence of an inflection in the palaeogeotherm for Udachnaya, Siberia based on P-T estimates for garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths calculated with the same barometer, does not prove the reality of an inflected palaeogeotherm for northern Lesotho. Rather, it reflects, at least in part, chemical differences between the equivalent deformed, high- T xenoliths in these two areas — most importantly expressed in the respective contents of Jadeite relative to ureyite in the constituent orthopyroxenes. Accurate estimation of P-T equilibration conditions for garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths requires both complete and precise mineral analyses and adequate consideration of the influence of minor elements, such as Cr and Na, on the element exchange reaction thermometers and barometers employed. The barometer formulation of Nickel and Green (1985) is judged to be the best currently available. As no single thermometer is entirely satisfactory and dependable throughout the P-T range of interest, equilibration temperatures are currently best assessed as a mean value obtained from application of the most accurate formulations for both the two-pyroxene solvus thermometer (Bertrand and Mercier 1985) and Fe2+-Mg2+ exchange reactions between garnet-clinopyroxene (Powell 1985), garnet-orthopyroxene (Harley 1984a) and garnet-olivine (O'Neill and Wood 1979) mineral pairs. Such ‘best’ P-T estimates for xenoliths in the kimberlites of northern Lesotho indicate a somewhat elevated, non-inflected, upper mantle palaeogeotherm, compatible with a 120 145 km thick thermally conductive lithosphere above a convecting asthenosphere. The common coarse textured, chemically depleted, garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20060049101&hterms=Host&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DHost','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20060049101&hterms=Host&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3DHost"><span id="translatedtitle">Oxygen-isotopic Compositions of Relict and Host Grains in Chondrules in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 81020 CO3.0 Chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Kunihiro, Takuya; Rubin, Alan E.; McKeegan, Kevin D.; Wasson, John T.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>We report the oxygen-isotope compositions of relict and host olivine grains in six high-FeO porphyritic olivine chondrules in one of the most primitive carbonaceous chondrites, CO3.0 <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 81020. Because the relict grains predate the host phenocrysts, microscale in situ analyses of O-isotope compositions can help assess the degree of heterogeneity among chondrule precursors and constrain the nebular processes that caused these isotopic differences. In five of six chondrules studied, the DELTA O-17 (=delta O-17 - 0.52 (raised dot) delta O-18) compositions of host phenocrysts are higher than those in low-FeO relict grains; the one exception is for a chondrule with a moderately high-FeO relict. Both the fayalite compositions as well as the O-isotope data support the view that the low-FeO relict grains formed in a previous generation of low-FeO porphyritic chondrules that were subsequently fragmented. It appears that most low-FeO porphyritic chondrules formed earlier than most high-FeO porphyritic chondrules, although there were probably some low-FeO chondrules that formed during the period when most high-FeO chondrules were forming.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140000409','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140000409"><span id="translatedtitle">Ar-Ar and Rb-Sr Ages of the Tissint Olivine-phyric Martian <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Park, J.; Herzog, G. F.; Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Turin, B.; Lindsay, F. N.; Delaney, J. S.; Swisher, C. C., III; Agee, C.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>The fifth martian meteorite fall, Tissint, is an olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> that contains olivine macrocrysts (approximately 1.5 mm) [1]. [2] reported the Sm-Nd age of Tissint as 596 plus or minus 23 Ma along with Rb-Sr data that defined no isochron. [3] reported Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd ages of 583 plus or minus 86 Ma and 616 plus or minus 67 Ma, respectively. The cosmic-ray exposure ages of Tissint are 1.10 plus or minus 0.15 Ma based on 10Be [4], and 1.0-1.1 Ma, based on 3He, 21Ne, and 38Ar [5,6].We report Ar-Ar ages and Rb-Sr data.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010Sci...328..347L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010Sci...328..347L"><span id="translatedtitle">A Younger Age for ALH84001 and Its Geochemical Link to <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Sources in Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Lapen, T. J.; Righter, M.; Brandon, A. D.; Debaille, V.; Beard, B. L.; Shafer, J. T.; Peslier, A. H.</p> <p>2010-04-01</p> <p>Martian meteorite ALH84001 (ALH) is the oldest known igneous rock from Mars and has been used to constrain its early history. Lutetium-hafnium (Lu-Hf) isotope data for ALH indicate an igneous age of 4.091 ± 0.030 billion years, nearly coeval with an interval of heavy bombardment and cessation of the martian core dynamo and magnetic field. The calculated Lu/Hf and Sm/Nd (samarium/neodymium) ratios of the ALH parental magma source indicate that it must have undergone extensive igneous processing associated with the crystallization of a deep magma ocean. This same mantle source region also produced the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> magmas (dated 150 to 570 million years ago), possibly indicating uniform igneous processes in Mars for nearly 4 billion years.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20395507','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20395507"><span id="translatedtitle">A younger age for ALH84001 and its geochemical link to <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> sources in Mars.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lapen, T J; Righter, M; Brandon, A D; Debaille, V; Beard, B L; Shafer, J T; Peslier, A H</p> <p>2010-04-16</p> <p>Martian meteorite ALH84001 (ALH) is the oldest known igneous rock from Mars and has been used to constrain its early history. Lutetium-hafnium (Lu-Hf) isotope data for ALH indicate an igneous age of 4.091 +/- 0.030 billion years, nearly coeval with an interval of heavy bombardment and cessation of the martian core dynamo and magnetic field. The calculated Lu/Hf and Sm/Nd (samarium/neodymium) ratios of the ALH parental magma source indicate that it must have undergone extensive igneous processing associated with the crystallization of a deep magma ocean. This same mantle source region also produced the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> magmas (dated 150 to 570 million years ago), possibly indicating uniform igneous processes in Mars for nearly 4 billion years. PMID:20395507</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140012799','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140012799"><span id="translatedtitle">Preliminary Report on U-Th-Pb Isotope Systematics of the Olivine-Phyric <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Tissint</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Moriwaki, R.; Usui, T.; Yokoyama, T.; Simon, J. I.; Jones, J. H.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Geochemical studies of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> suggest that their parental magmas reflect mixtures between at least two distinct geochemical source reservoirs, producing correlations between radiogenic isotope compositions, and trace element abundances.. These correlations have been interpreted as indicating the presence of a reduced, incompatible-element- depleted reservoir and an oxidized, incompatible-element-rich reservoir. The former is clearly a depleted mantle source, but there has been a long debate regarding the origin of the enriched reservoir. Two contrasting models have been proposed regarding the location and mixing process of the two geochemical source reservoirs: (1) assimilation of oxidized crust by mantle derived, reduced magmas, or (2) mixing of two distinct mantle reservoirs during melting. The former clearly requires the ancient martian crust to be the enriched source (crustal assimilation), whereas the latter requires a long-lived enriched mantle domain that probably originated from residual melts formed during solidification of a magma ocean (heterogeneous mantle model). This study conducts Pb isotope and U-Th-Pb concentration analyses of the olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Tissint because U-Th-Pb isotope systematics have been intensively used as a powerful radiogenic tracer to characterize old crust/sediment components in mantle- derived, terrestrial oceanic island basalts. The U-Th-Pb analyses are applied to sequential acid leaching fractions obtained from Tissint whole-rock powder in order to search for Pb isotopic source components in Tissint magma. Here we report preliminary results of the U-Th-Pb analyses of acid leachates and a residue, and propose the possibility that Tissint would have experienced minor assimilation of old martian crust.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..14.5667G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..14.5667G"><span id="translatedtitle">Phase relationships of a <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> from the Roberts Victor Mine, South Africa: A study of chemical and physical parameters in the Kaapvaal Craton.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Globig, J.; Sommer, H.</p> <p>2012-04-01</p> <p>The Roberts Victor kimberlite pipe-dike system is well known as type locality for intensively studied eclogitic xenoliths. Since more than 95% of the Roberts Victor xenoliths are rather of eclogitic than of peridotitic type, mineralogical data of <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> peridotites from the mine is extremely rare. In fact, there is no detailed petrological study of peridotitic mantle xenoliths from the Roberts Victor Mine up to the present day. As the <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> xenolith nodules from the Roberts Victor Mine are strongly altered, due to contact with the aqueous fluid of the ascending kimberlitic melt bulk chemistry analyses result in too low SiO2 and too high MgO concentrations. Thus, Roberts Victor <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> provide a distorted image of the sampled mantle regions. To avoid inaccuracies in composition, we used mineral analyses of the rock forming minerals from lherzolithes from the Roberts Victor Mine and implemented a planimetric method to recalculate a proper bulk rock composition that is free of volatiles and representative of a garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> from the Kaapvaal Craton. The recalculated bulk chemistry for the four-phase <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> composition Ol-Opx-Cpx-Gt is; SiO2≈45.83 wt.%, TiO2≈0.04 wt.%, Cr2O3≈0.51 wt.%, Al2O3≈1.84 wt.%, FeO≈6.27 wt.%, MnO≈0.07 wt.%, MgO≈43.51 wt.%, CaO≈0.53 wt.%, Na2O≈0.10 wt.%. As our bulk composition fits accurately the composition range of <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from the Kaapvaal Craton, analysed by Carswell and Dawson (1970), it is seen to represent the chemistry of the upper mantle beneath South Africa. By the use of the Gibbs minimization software PerpleX (Connolly, 2005) we created a petrological p-T phase diagram for a water saturated <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> from 473-2073 K and 10-100 kbar, based on the recalculated bulk composition, to estimate the proportion of <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> in the lithospheric-asthenospheric mantle of the Kaapvaal Craton. Furthermore and more importantly, we used PerpleX to model the modal distribution of the phases Atg, Br, Chl</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19840043311&hterms=Mars+planet&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3DMars%2Bplanet','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19840043311&hterms=Mars+planet&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3DMars%2Bplanet"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrogenesis of the SNC (<span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, nakhlites, chassignites) meteorites - Implications for their origin from a large dynamic planet, possibly Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Smith, M. R.; Laul, J. C.; Ma, M. S.; Huston, T.; Verkouteren, R. M.; Lipschutz, M. E.; Schmitt, R. A.</p> <p>1984-01-01</p> <p>Comprehensive chemical data are presented on the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Shergotty, Zagami, Allan Hills (ALHA) 77005, and the new member Elephant Moraine (EETA) 79001 using results of sequential instrumental and radiochemical neutron activation analysis. The close relationship of the Antarctic shergotites indicates that ALHA 77005 is a residual source produced by incongruent melting of a source similar in bulk composition to EETA 79001A and that EETA 79001B and the interstitial phases in EETA 79001A are the melts produced by such melting episodes. The large ion lithophile LIL) trace element abundanced of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> require variable but extensive degrees of nomodal melting of isotopically constrained parent sources. The SNG sources are consistent with their derivation by extensive fractionation of a primitive magma initially produced from a source having chondritic refractory LIL trace element abundances. Petrogenetic and age relationships among SNC meteorites suggest a single complex-provenance on a dynamic planet not unlike earth, probably Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003M%26PS...38.1849T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003M%26PS...38.1849T"><span id="translatedtitle">Chemical compositions of martian basalts (<span class="hlt">shergottites</span>): Some inferences on basalt formation, mantle metasomatism, and differentiation on Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Treiman, A. H.</p> <p>2003-12-01</p> <p>Bulk chemical compositions of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> basalts provide important constraints on magma genesis and mantle processes in Mars. Abundances of many major and trace elements in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> covary in 2 distinct groups: Group 1 (G1) includes mostly highly incompatible elements (e.g., La, Th), and Group 2 (G2) includes mostly moderately incompatible elements (e.g., Ti, Lu, Al, Hf). Covariations of G2 elements (not necessarily linear) are consistent with partitioning between basalt magma and orthopyroxene + olivine. This fractionation represents partial melting to form the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and their crystallization; the restite minerals cannot include aluminous phase(s), phosphate, ilmenite, zircon, or sulfides. Overall, abundances of G1 elements are decoupled from those of G2. In graphing abundances of a G1 element against those of a G2 element, G1/G2 abundance ratios do not appear to be random but are restricted to 4 values. <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> with a given G1/G2 value need not have the same crystallization age and need not fall on a single fractionation trajectory involving compatible elements (e.g., Ti versus Fe*). These observations imply that the G1/G2 families were established before basalt formation and suggest metasomatic enrichment of their source region (major carrier of G2 elements) by a component rich in G1 elements. Group 1 elements were efficiently separated from G2 elements very early in Mars' history. Such efficient fractionation is not consistent with simple petrogenesis; it requires multiple fractionations, "complex" petrogenetic processes, or minerals with unusual geochemistry. The behavior of phosphorus in this early fractionation event is inexplicable by normal petrogenetic processes and minerals. Several explanations are possible, including significant compatibility of P in majoritic garnet and the presence of P-bearing iron metal (or a phosphide phase) in the residual solid assemblage (carrier of G2 elements). If the latter, Mars' mantle is more</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140012817','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140012817"><span id="translatedtitle">Identification of Martian Regolith Sulfur Components in <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> Using Sulfur K Xanes and Fe/S Ratios</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Sutton, S. R.; Ross, D. K.; Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Based on isotopic anomalies in Kr and Sm, Sr-isotopes, S-isotopes, XANES results on S-speciation, Fe/S ratios in sulfide immiscible melts [5], and major element correlations with S determined in impact glasses in EET79001 Lith A & Lith B and Tissint, we have provided very strong evidence for the occurrence of a Martian regolith component in some impact melt glasses in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. Using REE measurements by LA-ICP-MS in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> impact glasses, Barrat and co-workers have recently reported conflicting conclusions about the occurrence of Martian regolith components: (a) Positive evidence was reported for a Tissint impact melt, but (b) Negative evidence for impact melt in EET79001 and another impact melt in Tissint. Here, we address some specific issues related to sulfur speciation and their relevance to identifying Martian regolith components in impact glasses in EET79001 and Tissint using sulfur K XANES and Fe/S ratios in sulfide immiscible melts. XANES and FE-SEM measurements in approx. 5 micron size individual sulfur blebs in EET79001 and Tissint glasses are carried out by us using sub-micron size beams, whereas Barrat and coworkers used approx. 90 micron size laser spots for LA- ICP-MS to determine REE abundances in bulk samples of the impact melt glasses. We contend that Martian regolith components in some <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> impact glasses are present locally, and that studying impact melts in various <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> can give evidence both for and against regolith components because of sample heterogeneity.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150001926','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150001926"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineralogical Comparison of Olivine in <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> and A Shocked L Chondrite: Implications for Shock Histories of Brown Olivine</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Takenouchi, A.; Mikouchi, T.; Yamaguchi, A.; Zolensky, M. E.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Most Martian meteorites are heavily shocked, exhibiting numerous shock features, for example undulatory extinction of olivine and pyroxene, the presence of diaplectic glass ("maskelynite") and the formation of shock melt. Among these shock features, olivine darkening ("brown" olivine) is unique in Martian meteorites because no other meteorite group shows such a feature. Although the presence of brown olivine in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> was reported thirty years ago, detailed observation by TEM has not been performed until the NWA 2737 chassignite was discovered, whose olivine is darkened, being completely black in hand specimen. Fe metal nano-particles were found in NWA 2737 olivine which are considered to have been formed by olivine reduction during heavy shock. Subsequently, magnetite nano-particles were also found in other Martian meteorites and the coexistence of Fe metal and magnetite nano-particles was reported in the NWA 1950 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> and some Fe metal nano-particles were mantled by magnetite. Therefore, the formation process of nano-particles seems to be complex. Because "brown" olivine is unique to Martian meteorites, they have a potential to constrain their shock conditions. In order to better understand the shock history of Martian meteorites, we compared olivine in several <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> with that in a highly-shocked L chondrite which contains ringwoodite.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013Litho.172...61C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013Litho.172...61C"><span id="translatedtitle">Melting of plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at low pressures (0.5 GPa): An experimental approach to the evolution of basaltic melt during mantle refertilisation at shallow depths</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Chalot-Prat, Françoise; Falloon, Trevor J.; Green, David H.; Hibberson, William O.</p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>The presence of plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> among ocean floor samples and in some ophiolite complexes invites speculation on their origin and relationships to processes of magmatism and lithosphere refertilisation beneath mid-ocean ridges. In an experimental approach to their petrogenesis, we have determined the compositions of liquids and co-existing minerals in the six phase assemblage [liquid + olivine + orthopyroxene + clinopyroxene + plagioclase + spinel] at 0.5 GPa and 1100 °C to 1200 °C. In our experimental approach we maintained the olivine Mg# [Mg / (Mg + Fe)] close to 90 (i.e., 88.8-95.5) but varied plagioclase from anorthite to albite. The major variations in liquid compositions are related to plagioclase composition. Liquids have much lower MgO and FeO and higher SiO2 and Al2O3 than liquids in the 6-phase plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at 0.75 GPa and 1 GPa. Liquids are quartz-normative (silica-oversaturated) for plagioclase that are more calcic than An40 but nepheline-normative (critically silica-undersaturated) for plagioclase that are more sodic than An25. Liquid compositions are quite unlike natural MORB glasses with similar Mg# (i.e., compatible with parental magmas from <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> mantle with Mg# ≈ 90). Our study provides no support for models of MORB petrogenesis which suggest extraction of near-solidus melts from plagioclase <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at low pressure. Similarly, referring to numerical models of melting volumes beneath mid-ocean ridges (Langmuir et al., 1992; McKenzie and Bickle, 1988) in which melt increments are calculated for different sites and these increments pooled to form MORB, our data argue that melts equilibrated with plagioclase ± spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at < 1 GPa cannot be significant components of such ‘pooled melt’ focussed from within the melting volume. The compositions of minerals from plagioclase ± spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at Lanzo (northern Italy; Piccardo et al., 2007) are compared with our experimental assemblages at 0</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080026094','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080026094"><span id="translatedtitle">Feldspathic Clasts in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 86032: Remnants of the Lunar Crust with Implications for its Formation and Impact History</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nyquist, L.; Bogard, D.; Yamaguchi, A.; Shih, C.-Y.; Ebihara, M.; Reese, Y.; Garrison, D.; Takeda, H.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y)-86032 is a relatively large, feldspathic lunar highlands meteorite composed of a variety of highland lithologies. Low bulk contents of Th and Fe indicated that it came from a region of the moon far distant from the Procellarum KREEP Terrain (PKT) and the Apollo landing sites, perhaps from the farside. A large (5.2 x 3.6 cm) slab was cut from Y-86032 . We report results from coordinated textural, mineralogical-petrological, chemical, and isotopic studies of lithologies identified in the slab, emphasizing the results of Ar-39/Ar-40, Rb-Sr, and Sm-Nd chronological studies as well as Sm-isotopic studies. These studies characterize the history of Y-86032 and its precursors in the farside mega-regolith, leading to inferences about the formation and evolution of the lunar crust. Textural studies establish that the Y-86032 breccia is composed of a variety of highland components including feldspathic breccias, and other components, such as possible VLT mare basalts. Impact melt veins smoothly abut the other lithologies. Thus, Y-86032 experienced at least two impact events. These impacts occurred on a predominantly feldspathic protolith, which formed 4.43+/-0.03 Ga ago as determined from a Sm-Nd isochron for mineral clasts separated from the two dominant lithologies. Initial Nd-143/Nd-144 in the protolith at that time was -0.64+/-0.13 epsilon-units below Nd-143/Nd-144 in reservoirs having chondritic Sm/Nd ratios, consistent with prior fractionation of mafic cumulates from the LMO. Although the mineral chemistry of these clasts differs in detail from that of minerals in Apollo 16 Ferroan Anorthosites (FANs), the Rb-Sr studies establish that the initial Sr-87/Sr-86 in them was the same as in the FANs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AGUFM.P51B1423S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AGUFM.P51B1423S"><span id="translatedtitle">Martian Pyroxenes in the <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Meteorites; Zagami, SAU005, DAG476 and EETA79001</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Stephen, N.; Benedix, G. K.; Bland, P.; Hamilton, V. E.</p> <p>2010-12-01</p> <p>The geology and surface mineralogy of Mars is characterised using remote sensing techniques such as thermal emission spectroscopy (TES) from instruments on a number of spacecraft currently orbiting Mars or gathered from roving missions on the Martian surface. However, the study of Martian meteorites is also important in efforts to further understand the geological history of Mars or to interpret mission data as they are believed to be the only available samples that give us direct clues as to Martian igneous processes [1]. We have recently demonstrated that the spectra of Martian-specific minerals can be determined using micro-spectroscopy [2] and that these spectra can be reliably obtained from thin sections of Martian meteorites [3]. Accurate modal mineralogy of these meteorites is also important [4]. In this study we are using a variety of techniques to build upon previous studies of these particular samples in order to fully characterise the nature of the 2 common pyroxenes found in Martian <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>; pigeonite and augite [5], [6]. Previous studies have shown that the <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> meteorites are dominated by pyroxene (pigeonite and augite in varying quantities) [4], [5], commonly but not always olivine, plagioclase or maskelynite/glass and also hydrous minerals, which separate the Martian meteorites from other achondrites [7]. Our microprobe study of meteorites Zagami, EETA79001, SAU005 and DAG476 in thin-section at the Natural History Museum, London shows a chemical variability within both the pigeonite and augite composition across individual grains in all thin sections; variation within either Mg or Ca concentration varies from core to rim within the grains. This variation can also be seen in modal mineralogy maps using SEM-derived element maps and the Photoshop® technique previously described [4], and in new micro-spectroscopy data, particularly within the Zagami meteorite. New mineral spectra have been gathered from the <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> thin-sections by</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=1996GeCoA..60.4241C&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=1996GeCoA..60.4241C&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">On the recent enrichment of subcontinental lithosphere: A detailed UPb study of spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths, Yukon, Canada</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Carignan, Jean; Ludden, John; Francis, Don</p> <p>1996-11-01</p> <p>Lead strontium, and osmium isotopic data have been obtained for whole rocks and mineral separates (olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, and spinel) for spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths hosted by lavas of the Quaternary Alligator Lake volcanic centre, southern Yukon. Whole-rock xenolith samples display a large variation of lead concentrations, from 16 ppb for a harzburgite to up to 400 ppb for a <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>. However, their lead isotope ratios are relatively homogeneous with 206Pb /204Pb of 19.07 ± 0.08, 207Pb /204Pb of 15.65 ± 0.07, and 208Pb /204Pb of 38.67 ± 0.17 ( n = 7). However, the 238U /204Pb ratios display a large variation, from 12.2 to 46.5, and do not correlate with indices of fertility such as calcium or aluminum content. Mineral separates yield even larger variations in lead isotopic composition and lead and uranium concentrations. Some olivine fractions have both the lowest radiogenic compositions ( 206Pb /204Pb = 18.75 ) and the lowest 238U /204Pb ratios (˜3.1). Clinopyroxenes (cpx) display the highest lead and uranium concentrations (up to 1277 ppb and 195 ppb, respectivelly) and generally similar or more radiogenic lead isotopic composition and higher 238U /204Pb ratios than their whole-rock compositions. Orthopyroxene and spinel fractions yield intermediate compositions between olivine and cpx. Although whole rocks and cpx for individual samples yield almost identical 87Sr /86Sr , the xenoliths ( n = 5) display a large variation of strontium isotopic compositions ( 87Sr /86Sr from 0.07033 to 0.7050), lead and strontium isotope ratios of cpx and the distribution of the data in a UPb isochron diagram suggest that the subcontinental lithosphere under the Yukon was affected by a recent (< ˜30 Ma) enrichment in uranium, lead, and strontium. The metasomatic fluid/magma might have had an isotopic composition close to that of some sediments in the northern Pacific Ocean. When compared to K d values reported in the literature, olivine is enriched in</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li class="active"><span>8</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_8 --> <div id="page_9" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li class="active"><span>9</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="161"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70017934','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70017934"><span id="translatedtitle">Evidence for a late thermal event of unequilibrated enstatite chondrites: a Rb-Sr study of Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 6901 (EH3) and Khairpur (EL6)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Torigoye, N.; Shima, M.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>The Rb-Sr whole rock and internal systematics of two EH3 chondrites, Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 6901, and of one EL6 chondrite, Khairpur, were determined. The internal Rb-Sr systematics of the EH3 chondrites are highly disturbed. Fractions corresponding to sulfide phases show excess 87Sr, while other fractions corresponding to silicate phases produce a linear trend on a Rb-Sr evolution diagram. If these linear relations are interpreted as isochrons, the ages of the silicate phases are 2.12?? 0.23 Ga and 2.05 ??0.33 Ga with the initial Sr isotopic ratios of 0.7112 ?? 0.0018 and 0.7089 ?? 0.0032, for Qingzhen and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 6901, respectively. The Rb-Sr results are interpeted as indicative of a late thermal event about 2Ga ago on the parent bodies of these EH3 chondrites. These ages agree well with previously published K-Ar ages. An older isochron age of 4.481 ?? 0.036 Ga with a low initial Sr isotopic ratio of 0.69866 ?? 0.00038 was obtained for the data from silicate fractions of Khairpur, indicating early petrological equilibrium on the parent body of EL6 chondrites. -from Authors</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2014EGUGA..16.5060C&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2014EGUGA..16.5060C&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Experimental quantification of P-T conditions of mantle refertilisation at shallow depth under spreading ridges and formation of plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Chalot-Prat, Françoise; Falloon, Trevor J.; Green, David H.</p> <p>2014-05-01</p> <p>We studied the first-order melting process of differentiation in the Earth, and the major process of rejuvenation of the upper mantle after melting related to plate spreading (Chalot-Prat et al, 2010; 2013). We conducted experiments at High Pressure (0.75 and 0.5 GPa) and High Temperature (1260-1100°C) to obtain magma compositions in equilibrium with the mineral assemblages of a plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>. These PT conditions prevail at 17-30km below axial oceanic spreading ridges. We used a "trial and error" approach in a system involving nine elements (Cr-Na-Fe-Ca-Mg-Al-Si-Ti-Ni). This approaches as closely as possible a natural mantle composition, Cr being a key element in the system. Our objectives were : • to determine experimentally the compositions of melts in equilibrium with plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>, with emphasis on the role of plagioclase composition in controlling melt compositions; • to test the hypothesis that MORB are produced at shallow depth (17-30kms) • to quantify liquid- and mantle residue compositional paths at decreasing T and low P to understand magma differentiation by "percolation-reaction" at shallow depth in the mantle; • to compare experimental mantle mineral compositions to those of re-fertilised oceanic mantle lithosphere outcropping at the axis of oceanic spreading ridges, enabling quantification of the pressure (i.e. depth) and temperature of the re-fertilisation process that leads to formation of plagioclase and indicates the minimum thickness of the lithosphere at ridge axes. In the normative basalt tetrahedron, liquids plot on two parallel cotectic lines from silica-oversaturated (basaltic andesite at 0.75 GPa or andesite at 0.5 GPa) at the calcic end to silica-undersaturated compositions (trachyte) at the sodic end. The lower the pressure, the greater the silica oversaturation. Besides the plagioclase solid solution has a dominant role in determining the solidus temperature of plagioclase + spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016CoMP..171...45B&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016CoMP..171...45B&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Partial melting of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> with water and carbon dioxide at 3 GPa using a new melt extraction technique: implications for intraplate magmatism</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Baasner, Amrei; Médard, Etienne; Laporte, Didier; Hoffer, Géraldine</p> <p>2016-05-01</p> <p>The origin and source rocks of alkali-rich and SiO2-undersatured magmas in the Earth's upper mantle are still under debate. The garnet signature in rare earth element patterns of such magmas suggests a garnet-bearing source rock, which could be garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> or garnet pyroxenite. Partial melting experiments were performed at 2.8 GPa and 1345-1445 °C in a piston-cylinder using mixtures of natural <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> with either 0.4 wt% H2O and 0.4 wt% CO2 or 0.7 wt% H2O and 0.7 wt% CO2. Different designs of AuPd capsules were used for melt extraction. The most successful design included a pentagonally shaped disc placed in the top part of the capsule for sufficient melt extraction. The degrees of partial melting range from 0.2 to 0.04 and decrease with decreasing temperature and volatile content. All samples contain olivine and orthopyroxene. The amounts of garnet and clinopyroxene decrease with increasing degree of partial melting until both minerals disappear from the residue. Depending on the capsule design, the melts quenched to a mixture of quench crystals and residual glass or to glass, allowing measurement of the volatile concentrations by Raman spectroscopy. The compositions of the partial melts range from basalts through picrobasalts to foidites. Compared to literature data for melting of dry <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span>, the presence of H2O and CO2 reduces the SiO2 concentration and increases the MgO concentration of partial melts, but it has no observable effect on the enrichment of Na2O in the partial melts. The partial melts have compositions similar to natural melilitites from intraplate settings, which shows that SiO2-undersaturated intraplate magmas can be generated by melting of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> in the Earth's upper mantle in the presence of H2O and CO2.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19950047179&hterms=gases+combustion&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Dgases%2Bcombustion','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19950047179&hterms=gases+combustion&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Dgases%2Bcombustion"><span id="translatedtitle">Nitrogen and noble gases in a glass sample from the LEW88516 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Becker, Richard H.; Pepin, Robert O.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>A glass separate from the LEW88516 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> was analyzed by step-wise combustion for N and noble gases to determine whether it contained trapped gas similar in composition to the martian atmosphere-like component previously observed in lithology C of EETA79001. Excesses of Ar-40 and Xe-129 were in fact observed in this glass, although the amounts of these excesses less than or = to 20% of those seen in the latter meteorite, and are comparable to the amounts seen in whole-rock analyses of LEW88516. The isotopic composition of N in LEW88516 does not show an enrichment in delta N-15 commensurate with the amount of isotopically-heavy N expected from the noble gases excesses. One must posit some extreme assumptions about the nature of the N components present in LEW88516 in order to allow the presence of the trapped nitrogen component. Alternatively, the N has somehow been decoupled from the noble gases, and was either never present of has been lost.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21344499','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21344499"><span id="translatedtitle">Cathodoluminescence Characterization of Maskelynite and Alkali Feldspar in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> (Dhofar 019)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kayama, M.; Nakazato, T.; Nishido, H.; Ninagawa, K.; Gucsik, A.</p> <p>2009-08-17</p> <p>Dhofar 019 is classified as an olivine-bearing basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> and consists of subhedral grains of pyroxene, olivine, feldspar mostly converted to maskelynite and minor alkali feldspar. The CL spectrum of its maskelynite exhibits an emission band at around 380 nm. Similar UV-blue emission has been observed in the plagioclase experimentally shocked at 30 and 40 GPa, but not in terrestrial plagioclase. This UV-blue emission is a notable characteristic of maskelynite. CL spectrum of alkali feldspar in Dhofar 019 has an emission bands at around 420 nm with no red emission. Terrestrial alkali feldspar actually consists of blue and red emission at 420 and 710 nm assigned to Al-O{sup -}-Al and Fe{sup 3+} centers, respectively. Maskelynite shows weak and broad Raman spectral peaks at around 500 and 580 cm{sup -1}. The Raman spectrum of alkali feldspar has a weak peak at 520 cm{sup -1}, whereas terrestrial counterpart shows the emission bands at 280, 400, 470, 520 and 1120 cm{sup -1}. Shock pressure on this meteorite transformed plagioclase and alkali feldspar into maskelynite and almost glass phase, respectively. It eliminates their luminescence centers, responsible for disappearance of yellow and/or red emission in CL of maskelynite and alkali feldspar. The absence of the red emission band in alkali feldspar can also be due to the lack of Fe{sup 3+} in the feldspar as it was reported for some lunar feldspars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS..tmp..287H&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS..tmp..287H&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Postcrystallization metasomatism in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>: Evidence from the paired meteorites LAR 06319 and LAR 12011</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Howarth, Geoffrey H.; Liu, Yang; Chen, Yang; Pernet-Fisher, John F.; Taylor, Lawrence A.</p> <p>2016-03-01</p> <p>Apatite is the major volatile-bearing phase in Martian meteorites, containing structurally bound fluorine, chlorine, and hydroxyl ions. In apatite, F is more compatible than Cl, which in turn is more compatible than OH. During degassing, Cl strongly partitions into the exsolved phase, whereas F remains in the melt. For these reasons, the volatile concentrations within apatite are predictable during magmatic differentiation and degassing. Here, we present compositional data for apatite and merrillite in the paired enriched, olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> LAR 12011 and LAR 06319. In addition, we calculate the relative volatile fugacities of the parental melts at the time of apatite formation. The apatites are dominantly OH-rich (calculated by stoichiometry) with variable yet high Cl contents. Although several other studies have found evidence for degassing in the late-stage mineral assemblage of LAR 06319, the apatite evolutionary trends cannot be reconciled with this interpretation. The variable Cl contents and high OH contents measured in apatites are not consistent with fractionation either. Volatile fugacity calculations indicate that water and fluorine activities remain relatively constant, whereas there is a large variation in the chlorine activity. The Martian crust is Cl-rich indicating that changes in Cl contents in the apatites may be related to an external crustal source. We suggest that the high and variable Cl contents and high OH contents of the apatite are the results of postcrystallization interaction with Cl-rich, and possibly water-rich, crustal fluids circulating in the Martian crust.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013E%26PSL.366...38Y','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013E%26PSL.366...38Y"><span id="translatedtitle">Rb-Sr isotopic systematics of alkali-rich fragments in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-74442 LL-chondritic breccia</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Yokoyama, Tatsunori; Misawa, Keiji; Okano, Osamu; Shih, Chi-Yu; Nyquist, Laurence E.; Simon, Justin I.; Tappa, Michael J.; Yoneda, Shigekazu</p> <p>2013-03-01</p> <p>We have undertaken mineralogical, petrographical and Rb-Sr isotopic studies on alkali-rich igneous rock fragments in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y)-74442 LL-chondritic breccia. The fragments are a few mm in size and are composed mainly of porphyritic olivine and dendritic pyroxene set in alkali-rich groundmass glass. Minor phases include chromite, troilite and metallic nickel-iron. Bulk chemical compositions of the fragments are almost identical to the host chondrite except for a depletion of sodium and an enrichment of potassium. Isotopic analyses of nine fragments from Y-74442 yield a Rb-Sr age of 4429±54 Ma (2σ) for λ(87Rb)=0.01402 Ga-1 with an initial ratio of 87Sr/86Sr=0.7144±0.0094 (2σ). Assuming precursors of the fragments formed 4568 Ma with 87Sr/86Sr=0.69889 when the Solar System formed, a time-averaged Rb/Sr (weight) ratio of the source material for the fragments is calculated to be 2.58+0.91/-0.93. The extremely high Rb/Sr value of this source is difficult to interpret by any igneous fractionation or liquid immiscibility, but can be explained by mixing of a chondritic component with an alkali-rich component formed in the early solar nebula. In our preferred model, the alkali component with Rb/Sr≫30 would have condensed from the residual nebular gas after removal of refractory strontium and must have been isolated for a long time in a region where the temperature was sufficiently low to prevent reaction with other silicates/oxides. A mixture of the alkali component (early nebular condensates) and the ferromagnesian component could reflect flash heating induced by impact on an LL-chondritic parent body at least 4429 Ma ago, and further enrichments of rubidium and potassium relative to strontium could have occurred during this event. The resulting impact-melt rocks could have been fragmented by later impact event(s) and finally incorporated into the Y-74442 parent body. Thus, a remarkable signature of alkali enrichments both in the early solar nebula and later on</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001JGR...106..645C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001JGR...106..645C"><span id="translatedtitle">Depth variation of seismic anisotropy and petrology in central European lithosphere: A tectonothermal synthesis from spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Christensen, N. I.; Medaris, L. G., Jr.; Wang, H. F.; Jelínek, E.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>Spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from the Neogene Kozákov volcano in central Europe, yielding temperatures from 680°C to 1065°C and estimated to originate from depths of 32 to 70 km, provide an exceptionally continuous record of the depth variation in seismic and petrological properties of subcontinental lithospheric mantle. Extraction depths of the xenoliths and thermal history and rheological properties of the mantle have been evaluated from a tectonothermal model for basaltic underplating associated with Neogene rifting. The chemical depletion of sub-Kozákov mantle decreases with depth, the Mg number in olivine decreasing from ˜91.4 to 90.5 and the Cr number in spinel, decreasing from ˜38.9 to 14.7. Texturally, the sampled mantle consists of an equigranular upper layer (32-43 km), an intermediate protogranular layer (43-67 km), and a lower equigranular layer (below 67 km). Olivine petrofabrics show strong axis concentrations, which change with depth from orthorhombic symmetry in the equigranular upper layer to axial symmetry in the lowermost layer. Calculated compressional and shear wave anisotropies, which average 8% and 6%, respectively, show significant depth trends that correlate with variations in depth of olivine fabric strengths and symmetries. Comparisons of the xenolith anisotropies with field observations of Pn anisotropy and SKS shear wave splitting in the region suggest that foliation is horizontal in the upper layer of the lithospheric mantle and vertical in the middle and lower layers. The depth variation in mantle properties and complexity in central Europe is the result of Devonian to Early Carboniferous convergence, continental accretion, and crustal thickening, followed by Late Carboniferous to Permian extension and gravitational collapse and final modification by Neogene rifting, thinning, and magmatic heating.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1980CoMP...75..111S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1980CoMP...75..111S"><span id="translatedtitle">Phase relations in the partial melting of the Baldissero spinel-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> (Ivrea-Verbano zone, Western Alps, Italy)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Sinigoi, Silvano; Comin-Chiaramonti, Piero; Alberti, Antonio A.</p> <p>1980-12-01</p> <p>The occurrence of various types of mobilizates in the Baldissero spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> is due to partial melting of the same body. The study of the relationships between the peridotite and its mobilizates demonstrates that olivine did not take an active part in the fusion. Estimates of the degree of partial melting vary from 10% for the average composition, to 20% for the most depleted samples. These values refer to an initial pyrolitic composition, and thus are relative, as they can vary depending on the actual primary composition. The calculated composition of the liquid generated by partial melting is quite similar to that of a picritic basalt, and is practically the same irrespective of the 10% and 20% fusion. This fact provides strong evidence that melting took place at a unique invariant point of the natural system, producing a liquid with a remarkably constant composition. Projection of the liquid in the fo-an-di-si diagram is fairly well aligned with the modal compositions of the solid residua, but does not coincide with the minimum of the simplified system. The proposed solution is based on the enlargement of the spinel field (at constant pressure), due to the Cr content in this phase. Therefore, the position of the invariant minimum is not fixed, but rather controlled by the Cr content of the spinel. Is is suggested that, by an increase in the Cr content, spinel might at a given moment become refractory. Thus, saturated or over-saturated magmas are produced depending on the phase relations between olivine, orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene. This would happen in the case of very advanced fusions or in the case of fusion of already depleted peridotites. The relationships between mobilizates of different generations suggest a non adiabatic mantle upwelling.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007805','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110007805"><span id="translatedtitle">Recognizing the Effects of Terrestrial Contamination on D/H Ratios in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Phosphates</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Ross, D. K.; Ito, M.; Hervig, R.; Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Hydrogen isotope ratios in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> phosphate minerals have been investigated by SIMS in the meteorites Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201 and Los Angeles. We have also collected electron probe data on these phosphates in order to characterize the phosphate minerals and attempt to document any potential hydrogen isotopic differences between chlor-apatite and whitlockite. In the section of Los Angeles we studied (748), we found both chlor-apatite and whitlockite, but in the section of QUE 94201,38 studied, we found only whitlockite. In both meteorites, D/H ratios (expressed in units of delta D (sub SMOW) vary, from terrestrial values up to approximately 5400%o in QUE 94201, and to approximately 3800%o in Los Angeles. We have carefully examined the ion probed pits with high-resolution FE-SEM. In most cases where the D/H ratios are low, we have iden-tified cracks that instersect the ion probe pit. These cracks are not visible in the optical microscope attached to the SIMS instument, making them impossible to avoid during SIMS data collection. We contend that the low ratios are a function of substantial terrestrial contamination, and that similar contamination is a likely factor in previously published studies on D/H ratios in martian phosphates. Here we highlight the difficulty of attempts to constrain the martian mantle D/H ratio using phosphate data, given that both terrestrial contamination and martian mantle hydrogen will move phosphate D/H ratios in the same direction, toward lower values. We note that our data include some of the most deuterium-rich values ever reported for martian phosphates. It is clear that some of our measurements are only minimally or totally uncontaminated, but the question arises, are intermediate values diminished because of true martian variability, or do they reflect contamination?</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20020046467&hterms=Gadolinium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D60%26Ntt%3DGadolinium','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20020046467&hterms=Gadolinium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D60%26Ntt%3DGadolinium"><span id="translatedtitle">An Experimental Study of Eu/Gd Partitioning Between a <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Melt and Pigeonite: Implications for the Oxygen Fugacity of the Martian Interior</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>McCanta, M. C.; Rutherford, M. J.; Jones, J. H.</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>We experimentally investigated the partitioning behavior of Eu/Gd between a synthetic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> melt and pigeonite as a function of oxygen fugacity. This has implications for the oxidation state of the source region of the martian meteorites. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130011096','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130011096"><span id="translatedtitle">Compositions of Magmatic and Impact Melt Sulfides in Tissint And EETA79001: Precursors of Immiscible Sulfide Melt Blebs in <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Impact Melts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Ross, D. K.; Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L.; Agee, C.; Sutton, S.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Immiscible sulfide melt spherules are locally very abundant in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> impact melts. These melts can also contain samples of Martian atmospheric gases [1], and cosmogenic nuclides [2] that are present in impact melt, but not in the host <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>, indicating some components in the melt resided at the Martian surface. These observations show that some regolith components are, at least locally, present in the impact melts. This view also suggests that one source of the over-abundant sulfur in these impact melts could be sulfates that are major constituents of Martian regolith, and that the sulfates were reduced during shock heating to sulfide. An alternative view is that sulfide spherules in impact melts are produced solely by melting the crystalline sulfide minerals (dominantly pyrrhotite, Fe(1-x)S) that are present in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> [3]. In this abstract we report new analyses of the compositions of sulfide immiscible melt spherules and pyrrhotite in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Tissint, and EETA79001,507, and we use these data to investigate the possible origins of the immiscible sulfide melt spherules. In particular, we use the metal/S ratios determined in these blebs as potential diagnostic criteria for tracking the source material from which the numerous sulfide blebs were generated by shock in these melts.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006GeCoA..70.5990N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006GeCoA..70.5990N"><span id="translatedtitle">Feldspathic clasts in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86032: Remnants of the lunar crust with implications for its formation and impact history</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nyquist, L.; Bogard, D.; Yamaguchi, A.; Shih, C.-Y.; Karouji, Y.; Ebihara, M.; Reese, Y.; Garrison, D.; McKay, G.; Takeda, H.</p> <p>2006-12-01</p> <p>Low concentrations of Th and Fe in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y)-86032 bulk meteorite support earlier suggestions that Y-86032 comes from a region of the moon far distant from the Procellarum KREEP Terrain (PKT), probably from the lunar farside. 39Ar- 40Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, and Sm-isotopic studies characterize the chronology of Y-86032 and its precursors in the mega regolith. One of the rock types present in a light gray breccia lithology is an anorthosite characterized by plagioclase with An ˜93, i.e., more sodic than lunar FANs, but with very low 87Rb/ 86Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr similar to those of FANs. (FAN stands for Ferroan Anorthosite). This "An93 anorthosite" has Nd-isotopic systematics similar to those of nearside norites. A FAN-like "An97 anorthosite" is present in a second light-colored feldspathic breccia clast and has a more negative ɛNd value consistent with residence in a LREE-enriched environment as would be provided by an early plagioclase flotation crust on the Lunar Magma Ocean (LMO). This result contrasts with generally positive values of ɛNd for Apollo 16 FANs suggesting the possibility of assymetric development of the LMO. Other possible explanations for the dichotomy in ɛNd values are advanced in the text. The Y-86032 protolith formed at least 4.43 ± 0.03 Ga ago as determined from a Sm-Nd isochron for mineral fragments from the breccia clast composed predominantly of An93 anorthosite and a second clast of more varied composition. We interpret the mineral fragments as being predominatly from a cogenetic rock suite. An 39Ar- 40Ar age of 4.36-4.41 ± 0.035 Ga for a third clast composed predominantly of An97 anorthosite supports an old age for the protolith. Initial 143Nd/ 144Nd in that clast was -0.64 ± 0.13 ɛ-units below 143Nd/ 144Nd in reservoirs having chondritic Sm/Nd ratios, consistent with prior fractionation of mafic cumulates from the LMO. A maximum in the 39Ar- 40Ar age spectrum of 4.23 ± 0.03 Ga for a second sample of the same feldspathic breccia clast</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014GeoJI.197..900M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014GeoJI.197..900M"><span id="translatedtitle">The temperature dependence of thermal conductivity for <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from the North China Craton and the associated constraints on the thermodynamic thickness of the lithosphere</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Miao, Sheqiang; Li, Heping; Chen, Gang</p> <p>2014-05-01</p> <p>In this study, the authors aimed to compute the lithospheric thickness beneath the North China Craton (NCC) by combining the measurement of the thermophysical properties of <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from the Cenozoic basalts in North China with the corresponding geothermal data, thus providing geothermal constraints for the lithospheric thinning beneath the NCC. Based on the precise measurement of the thermal diffusivity, specific heat capacity at high temperatures, and density at room temperature for <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> from the NCC, the temperature dependence of lattice thermal conductivity for <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> was obtained. Combining with the surface heat flow, heat production of rocks and other relevant conditions, the average thickness of the lithosphere beneath the NCC and the lithospheric thickness of secondary massifs were computed, and we identified the relationship between depth and temperature beneath the NCC and each secondary massif. The computed lithospheric thickness is highly consistent with the results of geophysical observations. The computation results of this study indicate that the average lithospheric thickness of the current NCC and the average thickness of the eastern NCC were 101 and 75 km, the lithospheric thickness of the Ordos block increases from 110 km in the east to approximately 200 km in the west, and the average thickness is 141 km, that were thinner than that in the Archean era (200 km) by approximately 100, 125 and 60 km. These results reveal that, in addition to eastern NCC, the Taihang orogenic belt and Ordos block have also experienced varying degrees of thinning with a thinning centre oriented in the north-south direction, consistent with the direction of the thinning centre along the Tanlu fault zone beneath the east NCC.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003EAEJA.....8111L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003EAEJA.....8111L"><span id="translatedtitle">The effects of small amounts of H2O on partial melting of model spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> in the system CMAS</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Liu, X.; St. C. Oneill, H.</p> <p>2003-04-01</p> <p>Water (H_2O) is so effective at lowering the solidus temperatures of silicate systems that even small amounts of H_2O are suspected to be important in the genesis of basaltic magmas. The realization that petrologically significant amounts of H_2O can be stored in nominally anhydrous mantle minerals (olivine and pyroxenes) has fundamental implications for the understanding of partial melting in the mantle, for it implies that the role that H_2O plays in mantle melting may not be appropriately described by models in which the melting is controlled by hydrous phases such as amphibole. Although the effect of water in suppressing the liquidus during crystallization is quite well understood, such observations do not provide direct quantitative information on the solidus. This is because liquidus crystallization occurs at constant major-element composition of the system, but at unbuffered component activities (high thermodynamic variance). By contrast, for partial melting at the solidus the major-element component activities are buffered by the coexisting crystalline phases (low variance), but the major-element composition of the melt can change as a function of added H_2O. Accordingly we have determined both the solidus temperature and the melt composition in the system CMAS with small additions of H_2O, to 4 wt%, in equilibrium with the four-phase <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> assemblage of fo+opx+cpx+sp. Experiments were conducted at 1.1 GPa and temperatures from 1473 K to the dry solidus at 1593 K in a piston-cylinder apparatus. Starting materials were pre-synthesised assemblage of fo+opx+cpx+sp, plus an oxide/hydroxide mix of approximately the anticipated melt composition. H_2O was added as either Mg(OH)_2 or Al(OH)_3. The crystalline assemblage and melt starting mix were added as separate layers inside sealed Pt capsules, to ensure large volumes of crystal-free melt. After the run doubly polished sections were prepared in order to analyse the quenched melt by FTIR spectroscopy, to</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002838','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150002838"><span id="translatedtitle">Gusev-Meridiani-Type Soil Component Dissolved in Some Shock Glasses in <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Ross, D. K.; Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.; Shi, C. Y.; Sutton, S.; Harrison, D. H.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Modal analysis, based on APXS, MiniTES and Mossbauer results obtained at Gusev and Meridiani sites on Mars, indicates that Martian soils consist predominantly of igneous minerals such as olivine, pyroxene and feldspar (approximately70 - 80%), with the balance consisting of alteration minerals such as sulfates, silica and chlorides]. These studies also showed that soil alteration did not occur in-situ and igneous and alteration components are derived from different sources. Below, we analyse the chemical abundance data obtained from shock glasses in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> using mass balance mixing models. In these models, the two main end members used are (a) host rock chemical composition and (b) the GM soils average composition as the second component. Here, we consider the S-bearing phases as indicators of added alteration phases in the shock glasses and GM soils. Although the S-bearing phase in shock glasses occurs as micron sized sulfide blebs, we showed in earlier abstracts that sulfur was originally present as sulfate in impact glass-precursor materials and was subsequently reduced to sulfide during shock melting. This conclusion is based on results obtained from S-K XANES studies, Fe/S atomic ratios in sulfide blebs and 34S/32S isotopic measurements in these sulfide blebs. Additionally, sulfur in several EET79001 Lith. A glasses is found to correlate positively with Al2O3 and CaO (and negatively with FeO and MgO), suggesting the presence of Al- and Ca- sul-fate-bearing phases. The distribution of the 87Sr/86Sr iso-topic ratios determined in Lith. A glasses (,27 &,188 and,54) indicate that Martian soil gypsum and host rock material were mixed with each other in the glass precursors. In some vugs in Lith A glass,27 detected gypsum laths. Furthermore, the Martian regolith-de-rived component (where sulfur typically occurs as sul-fate) is identified in these glasses by determining neutron produced isotopic excesses/deficits in 80Kr and 149Sm isotopes. Moreover, the</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.P43D4010B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.P43D4010B"><span id="translatedtitle">Comparing MSL ChemCam Analyses to <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> and Terrestrial Rock Types</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Bridges, J.; Edwards, P.; Dyar, M. D.; Fisk, M. R.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Forni, O.; Wiens, R. C.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>The ChemCam instrument on Mars Science Laboratory determines the elemental composition of target areas at ≤6m range, and has acquired over 145000 spectra. Here we use the individual shots and averaged targets with the PLS1 dataset on both outcrops and float rocks. Various localities were sampled, including Rocknest, Sheepbed, Shaler, Cooperstown, Darwin and Kimberley. Rocknest and Sheepbed shots have quite homogeneous, basaltic compositions with Gini factors of 0.66 and 0.67 respectively (a Gini factor of 0 indicates a completely homogeneous dataset). Shaler is similarly homogeneous with a Gini factor 0.62 but is more felsic in composition. Darwin and Kimberley both follow a basaltic mixing trend between pyroxene and alkali feldspars. They have a heterogeneous spread with factors of 0.77 and 0.74. Kimberley and Darwin are the most alkaline outcrops, and then Shaler, finally Sheepbed and Rocknest are the least alkaline. The Na2O and K2O contents are controlled by variable abundances of alkaline feldspars. Many float rocks were also analysed. They include samples with mm-sized, visible feldspar grains, which are probable phenocrysts and cumulate grains. These rocks likely come from different sources as their compositions are quite heterogeneous e.g. the Gini factor for the whole set of feldspar-rich float rocks is 0.76 (using an average composition for each target). We compare these compositions with data from the MER APXS, and from this we can see that the float rocks sampled by MSL are closer to the alkaline feldspar end of the basaltic mixing trend than the more FeO+MgO-rich MER basalts (e.g. Rieder et al. 2004 10.1126/science.1104358) The basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites also have higher FeO+MgO contents and lower Al2O3 than the MSL rocks. When compared on Al2O3-(FeOMgO)-(Na2OK2O)-CaO and other plots, the float rocks have compositions similar to a spread between terrestrial diorite and gabbro, though some have high Na2O+K2O contents.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V52B..03M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.V52B..03M"><span id="translatedtitle">Fe3+ partitioning during basalt differentiation on Mars: insights into the oxygen fugacity of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> mantle source(s).</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Medard, E.; Martin, A. M.; Collinet, M.; Righter, K.; Grove, T. L.; Newville, M.; Lanzirotti, A.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>The partitioning of Fe3+ between silicate melts and minerals is a key parameter to understand magmatic processes, as it is directly linked to oxygen fugacity (fO2). fO2 is, a priori, not a constant during magmatic processes, and its evolution depends on the compatibility of Fe3+. We have experimentally determined the partition coefficients of Fe3+ between augite, pigeonite, and silicate melt, and use them to constrain the fO2of the martian mantle and of differentiated martian basalts. A series of experiments on various martian basaltic compositions were performed under controlled fO2 in one-atmosphere gas-mixing furnaces. Fe3+/Fetotal ratios in silicate melts and pyroxenes were determined using synchrotron Fe K-edge XANES on the 13 IDE beamline at APS (Argonne). Fe3+ mineral/melt partition coefficients (DFe3+) for augite and pigeonite were obtained with a relative uncertainty of 10-15 %. Both are constant over a wide range of oxygen fugacity (FMQ-2.5 to FMQ+2.0). DFe3+ for augite and pigeonite are broadly consistent with previous data by [1], but DFe3+ for augite is significantly higher (by a factor of 2) than the indirect determinations of [2]. Since augites in [2] are extremely poor in iron compared to ours (0.18 wt% vs 13 wt% FeO), this strongly suggests that DFe3+ varies with Mg#, indicating that Fe3+is more compatible than previously thought in terrestrial mantle pyroxenes (3 wt% FeO) as well. Crystallization paths for <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parental melts have been calculated using the MELTS software, combined with our partition coefficients. fO2 in the residual melts is calculated from the models of [3] and [4]. It stays relatively constant at high temperatures, but increases very strongly during the latest stages of crystallization. These results explain the large range of fO2 determined in enriched <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. In order to estimate the fO2 of the martian mantle, only the highest temperature phases in the most primitive martian samples should be used. The most</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016DokES.467..303K&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016DokES.467..303K&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Composition of a carbonatitic melt in equilibrium with <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> at 5.5-6.3 GPa and 1350°C</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kruk, A. N.; Sokol, A. G.; Chebotarev, D. A.; Palyanov, Yu. A.; Sobolev, N. V.</p> <p>2016-03-01</p> <p>Generation of ultra-alkaline melts by the interaction of <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> with cardonatites of various genesis was simulated at the P- T parameters typical of the base of the subcratonic lithosphere. Experiments with a duration of 150 h were performed at 5.5 and 6.3 GPa and 1350°C. The concentrations of CaO and MgO in melts are buffered by the phases of peridotite, and the concentrations of alkalis and FeO depend on the composition of the starting carbonatite. Melts are characterized by a low (<7 wt %) concentration of SiO2 and Ca# from 0.40 to 0.47. It is demonstrated that only high-Mg groups of carbonatitic inclusions in fibrous diamonds have a composition close to that of carbonatitic melts in equilibrium with <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>. Most likely, the formation of kimberlite-like melts relatively enriched in SiO2 requires an additional source of heat from mantle plumes and probably H2O fluid.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015DokES.460..123S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015DokES.460..123S"><span id="translatedtitle">Mantle sources of quaternary volcanism on Zhokhov Island (De Long Islands, East Arctic): Isotope-geochemical features of the basalts and spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Sakhno, V. G.; Krymsky, R. Sh.; Belyatsky, B. V.; Shevchenko, S. S.; Sergeev, S. A.</p> <p>2015-02-01</p> <p>This paper reports the results of isotope-geochemical studies and distribution patterns for trace elements and rare earth elements in a collection of specimens of Cenozoic alkaline olivine basalts and spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths sampled at Zhokhov Island, De Long Archipelago (New Siberian Islands), East Arctic. In spite of various contributions of xenogenic minerals of mantle <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths (olivine, pyroxene and spinel), the bulk-rock isotope composition of the studied specimens deviates within insignificant limits. This evidences the isotopic and geochemical homogeneity of the mantle source and the absence of a significant effect of processes of contamination by crustal host rocks, which frequently occur within the basalts as xenoliths. On the other hand this reflects the short lifetime of existence and evolution of the mantle melt source. The studied basalts by their isotope and geochemical characteristics resemble volcanics of oceanic islands, intraplate continental volcanics, and those of ocean rises, relate to the activity of mantle plumes. The lack of elevated U/Pb in the studied specimens permits us to correlate the occurrence of the Cenozoic volcanism at De Long Islands of East Arctic with intraplate continental plume volcanism of the rifting stage (analogous to plume magmatism of the East African Rift, Mesozoic alkaline ultramafic volcanism of Eastern India, and others).</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li class="active"><span>9</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_9 --> <div id="page_10" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li class="active"><span>10</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="181"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19910025973&hterms=Cerium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D60%26Ntt%3DCerium','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19910025973&hterms=Cerium&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D60%26Ntt%3DCerium"><span id="translatedtitle">Rare earth elements in minerals of the ALHA77005 <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> and implications for its parent magma and crystallization history</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Lundberg, Laura L.; Crozaz, Ghislaine; Mcsween, Harry Y., Jr.</p> <p>1990-01-01</p> <p>Analyses of mineral REE and selected minor and trace elements were carried out on individual grains of pyroxenes, whitlockite, maskelynite, and olivine of the Antarctic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> ALHA77005, and the results are used to interpret its parent magma and crystallization history. The results of mineral compositions and textural observations suggest that ALHA77005 is a cumulate with about half cumulus material (olivine + chromite) and half postcumulus phases. Most of the REEs in ALHA77005 reside in whitlockite whose modal concentration is about 1 percent. Mineral REE data support previous suggestions that plagioclase and whitlockite crystallized late, and that low-Ca pyroxene initiated crystallization before high-Ca pyroxene. The REE patterns for the intercumulus liquid, calculated from distribution coefficients for ALHA77005 pyroxene, plagioclase, and whitlockite, are in very good agreement and are similar to that of Shergotty.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2012E%26PSL.341..195N&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2012E%26PSL.341..195N&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">U-Pb isotopic systematics of shock-loaded and annealed baddeleyite: Implications for crystallization ages of Martian meteorite <span class="hlt">shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Niihara, Takafumi; Kaiden, Hiroshi; Misawa, Keiji; Sekine, Toshimori; Mikouchi, Takashi</p> <p>2012-08-01</p> <p>Shock-recovery and annealing experiments on basalt-baddeleyite mixtures were undertaken to evaluate shock effects on U-Pb isotopic systematics of baddeleyite. Shock pressures up to 57 GPa caused fracturing of constituent phases, mosaicism of olivine, maskelynitization of plagioclase, and melting, but the phase transition from monoclinic baddeleyite structure to high-pressure/temperature polymorphs of ZrO2 was not confirmed. The U-Pb isotopic systems of the shock-loaded baddeleyite did not show a large-scale isotopic disturbance. The samples shock-recovered from 47 GPa were then employed for annealing experiments at 1000 or 1300 °C, indicating that the basalt-baddeleyite mixture was almost totally melted except olivine and baddeleyite. Fine-grained euhedral zircon crystallized from the melt was observed around the relict baddeleyite in the sample annealed at 1300 °C for 1 h. The U-Pb isotopic systems of baddeleyite showed isotopic disturbances: many data points for the samples annealed at 1000 °C plotted above the concordia. Both radiogenic lead loss/uranium gain and radiogenic lead gain/uranium loss were observed in the baddeleyite annealed at 1300 °C. Complete radiogenic lead loss due to shock metamorphism and subsequent annealing was not observed in the shock-loaded/annealed baddeleyites studied here. These results confirm that the U-Pb isotopic systematics of baddeleyite are durable for shock metamorphism. Since <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> still preserve Fe-Mg and/or Ca zonings in major constituent phases (i.e. pyroxene and olivine), the shock effects observed in Martian baddeleyites seem to be less intense compared to that under the present experimental conditions. An implication is that the U-Pb systems of baddeleyite in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> will provide crystallization ages of Martian magmatic rocks.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063595&hterms=Igneous+rocks&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3D%2528Igneous%2Brocks%2529','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19860063595&hterms=Igneous+rocks&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3D%2528Igneous%2Brocks%2529"><span id="translatedtitle">A discussion of isotopic systematics and mineral zoning in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> - Evidence for a 180 m.y. igneous crystallization age</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Jones, J. H.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>The chronologies of the Shergotty, Zagami, ALHA 77005, and EETA 79001 meteorites were reexamined on the basis of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>' petrography and mineral chemistry data. Among the various isochrons, the concordant Rb-Sr (about 180 Myr) and U-Th-Pb (about 190 Myr) internal isochrons are interpreted as representing the time of igneous crystallization, while the Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, and Pb-Pb whole-rock isochrons are interpreted as mixing lines, and are reasonably attributed to igneous processes such as wall-rock assimilation and magma mixing. If the approximated age of less than 200 Myr is correct, the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> represent the youngest known extraterrestrial basalts. This conclusion supports the hypothesis that the SNC meteorites are samples of Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140011731','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140011731"><span id="translatedtitle">Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr Isotopic Systematics of a Heavily Shocked Martian Meteorite Tissint and Petrogenesis of Depleted <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shih, C.-Y.; Nyquist, L. E.; Park, J.; Agee, Carl B.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Tissint is a very fresh Martian meteorite that fell near the town of Tissint in Morocco on July 18, 2011. It contains abundant olivine megacrysts (23%) in a fine-grained matrix of pyroxene (55%), maskelynitized plagioclase (15%), opaques (4%) and melt pockets (3%) and is petrographically similar to lithologies A and C of picritic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> EETA 79001 [1,2]. The presence of 2 types of shock-induced glasses and all 7 high-pressure mineral phases that were ever found in melt pockets of Martian meteorites suggests it underwent an intensive shock metamorphism of 25 GPa and 2000 C localized in melt pockets [2]. Mineral textures suggest that olivines, pyroxenes and plagioclases probably did not experience such hightemperature. Earlier determinations of its age yielded 596+/-23 Ma [3] and 616+/-67 Ma [4], respectively, for the Sm-Nd system and 583+/-86 Ma for the Lu-Hf system [4], in agreement with the 575+/-18 Ma age of the oldest olivine-phyric depleted <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Dho 019 [5]. However, the exposure ages of Tissint (1 Ma [1, 6, 7]) and Dho 019 (20 Ma [8]) are very different requiring two separate ejection events. These previously determined Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf ages are older than the Ar-Ar maskelynite plateau age of 524+/-15 Ma [9], reversing the pattern usually observed for Martian meteorites. In order to clarify these age issues and place models for Tissint's petrogenesis on a firm basis, we present new Rb-Sr and Sm- Nd isotopic results for Tissint, and discuss (a) the shock effects on them and the Ar-Ar chronometer, (b) correlation of the determined ages with those of other depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, and (c) the petrogenesis of depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. Since the meteorite is a recent fall, terrestrial contamination is expected to be minimal, but, the strong shock metamorphism might be expected to compromise the equilibrium of the isotopic systems.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016384&hterms=similarity&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3Dsimilarity','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940016384&hterms=similarity&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3Dsimilarity"><span id="translatedtitle">Consortium study of lunar meteorites <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-793169 and Asuka-881757: Geochemical evidence of mutual similarity, and dissimilarity versus other mare basalts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Warren, Paul H.; Lindstrom, Marilyn M.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Compositions of bulk powders and separated minerals from two meteorites derived from the mare lava plains of the Earth's Moon, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-793169 and Asuka-881757, indicate a remarkable degree of similarity to one another, and clearly favor lunar origin. However, these meteorites are unlike any previously studied lunar rock. In both cases, the bulk-rock TiO2 content is slightly greater than the level separating VLT from low-Ti mare basalt, yet the Sc content is much higher than previously observed except among high-Ti mare basalts. Conceivably, the Sc enrichment in A881757 reflects origin of this rock as a cumulate from a mare magma of 'normal' Sc content, but this seems unlikely. Mineral-separate data suggest that most of the Sc is in pyroxene, and a variety of evidence weighs against the cumulus hypothesis as a major cause for the high Sc. The remarkable similarity between Y793169 and A881757 suggests the possibility that they were derived from a single source crater on the Moon.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016CoMP..171...19K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016CoMP..171...19K"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Lherzolitic</span> versus harzburgitic garnet trends: sampling of extended depth versus extended composition. Reply to the comment by Ivanic et al. 2015</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kopylova, M.; Hill, P. J. A.; Russell, J. K.; Cookenboo, H.</p> <p>2016-02-01</p> <p>Using the Hill et al. (Contrib Mineral Petrol 169:13, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1102-7) modeling technique, we have tested the idea of Ivanic et al. (Contrib Mineral Petrol 164:505-520, 2012) that decompression and metamorphic re-equilibration of garnet with spinel causes garnet zoning perpendicular to the Cr-Ca harzburgitic trend in garnet composition. The modeling confirms that garnet zoning across the harzburgitic trend cannot form without spinel buffering. The harzburgitic trend is very rare because it results from extreme compositional heterogeneity of the mantle at the same depth. In contrast, the common <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> trend requires less diversity in the bulk composition of the mantle, as it can be established with only a few samples of metamorphically re-equilibrated mantle peridotite deriving from a variety of depths.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008AGUFM.P53A1432W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008AGUFM.P53A1432W"><span id="translatedtitle">Unique Ground-Truthing of a <span class="hlt">Shergottitic</span> Lithology as a Potential Orbital End-Member Provided by Mini-TES/MER and Laboratory TIR Data of Terrestrial Shocked Basalt</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wright, S.; Christensen, P.; Wyatt, M.</p> <p>2008-12-01</p> <p>The majority of the equatorial regions of Mars are basaltic sands labeled Surface Type 1 (ST1). This MGS TES orbital thermal infrared (TIR) end-member is often compared to laboratory TIR data of Deccan Trap flood basalt from central India. Although subtle spectral differences exist (to be shown), the two likely have similar abundances and composition of labradorite and clinopyroxenes augite and pigeonite. This has been confirmed by recent works utilizing Mini-TES data of Meridiani sands and Gusev soils (both ST1) along with data from other MER instruments. Further, the TIR spectrum of Deccan basalt from Lonar Crater, India that was shocked 20-40 GPa is an exact match to the TIR spectrum of the Los Angeles <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> in that both contain 45% maskelynite and 35% augite/pigeonite. This strengthens the comparison of ST1 to Deccan basalt and suggests that Los Angeles was ST1 bedrock before ejection. However, the TIR spectrum of ST1 and Deccan basalt both differ from the laboratory spectra of most basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, which contain more clinopyroxene than plagioclase. Further, the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> contain shattered clinopyroxenes and maskelynite, or plagioclase feldspar shock compressed to a diaplectic glass of plagioclase composition, that was created in the impact event that launched them from Mars. Presumably, the original basaltic bedrock from which <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> originated contain the original plagioclase feldspar and unshattered clinopyroxenes. Whereas there exists evidence for olivine and orthopyroxene on Mars, large occurrences of these CPX-rich <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (not to be confused with pyroxenites or Nakhlites) have not been located using a laboratory TIR spectrum as an orbital end-member. However, one particular MER-B target named Bounce Rock has APXS and Mössbauer spectra similar to some <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> such as Zagami. Mineral abundances resulting from the deconvolution of the Mini-TES spectrum of Bounce Rock, where the effects of dust have been removed, are similar</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080013380','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080013380"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfur and Iron Speciation in Gas-rich Impact-melt Glasses from Basaltic <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> Determined by Microxanes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Sutton, S. R.; Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>Sulfur is abundantly present as sulfate near Martian surface based on chemical and mineralogical investigations on soils and rocks in Viking, Pathfinder and MER missions. Jarosite is identified by Mossbauer studies on rocks at Meridian and Gusev, whereas MgSO4 is deduced from MgO - SO3 correlations in Pathfinder MER and Viking soils. Other sulfate minerals such as gypsum and alunogen/ S-rich aluminosilicates and halides are detected only in martian meteorites such as <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and nakhlites using SEM/FE-SEM and EMPA techniques. Because sulfur has the capacity to occur in multiple valence states, determination of sulfur speciation (sulfide/ sulfate) in secondary mineral assemblages in soils and rocks near Mars surface may help us understand whether the fluid-rock interactions occurred under oxidizing or reducing conditions. To understand the implications of these observations for the formation of the Gas-rich Impact-melt (GRIM) glasses, we determined the oxidation state of Fe in the GRIM glasses using Fe K micro-XANES techniques.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFM.T11B2447Q','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFM.T11B2447Q"><span id="translatedtitle">Probing the structure of the sub-Salinia mantle lithosphere using spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> xenoliths from Crystal Knob, Santa Lucia Range, California</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Quinn, D. P.; Saleeby, J.; Ducea, M. N.; Luffi, P. I.</p> <p>2013-12-01</p> <p>We present the first petrogenetic analysis of a suite of peridotite xenoliths from the Crystal Knob volcanic neck in the Santa Lucia Range, California. The neck was erupted during the Plio-Pleistocene through the Salinia terrane, a fragment of the Late Cretaceous southern Sierra-northwest Mojave supra-subduction core complex that was displaced ~310 km in the late Cenozoic along the dextral San Andreas fault. The marginal tectonic setting makes these xenoliths ideal for testing different models of upper-mantle evolution along the western North American plate boundary. Possible scenarios include the early Cenozoic underplating of Farallon-plate mantle lithosphere nappes (Luffi et al., 2009), Neogene slab window opening (Atwater and Stock, 1998), and the partial subduction and stalling of the Monterey microplate (Pisker et al., 2012). The xenoliths from Crystal Knob are spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span>, which sample the mantle lithosphere underlying Salinia, and dunite cumulates apparently related to the olivine-basalt host. Initial study is focused on the spinel <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span>: these display an allotriomorphic granular texture with anisotropy largely absent. However, several samples exhibit a weak shape-preferred orientation in elongate spinels. Within each xenolith, the silicate phases are in Fe-Mg equilibrium; between samples, Mg# [molar Mg/(Mg+Fe)*100] ranges from 87 to 91. Spinels have Cr# [molar Cr/(Cr+Al)*100] ranging from 10 to 27. Clinopyroxene Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd radiogenic isotope data show that the <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> are depleted in large-ion lithophile (LIL) elements, with uniform enrichment in 143Nd (ɛNd from +10.3 to +11.0) and depletion in 87Sr (87/86Sr of .702). This data rules out origin in the continental lithosphere, such as that observed in xenoliths from above the relict subduction interface found at at Dish Hill and Cima Dome in the Mojave (Luffi et al., 2009). The Mesozoic mantle wedge, which is sampled by xenoliths from beneath the southern Sierra Nevada batholith</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016GeoOD..58....1M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016GeoOD..58....1M"><span id="translatedtitle">Chemical composition and osmium-isotope systematics of primary and secondary PGM assemblages from high-Mg chromitite of the Nurali <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif, the South Urals, Russia</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Malitch, K. N.; Anikina, E. V.; Badanina, I. Yu.; Belousova, E. A.; Pushkarev, E. V.; Khiller, V. V.</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The isotopic and geochemical characteristics of PGE mineralization in high-Mg chromitite from the banded dunite-wehrlite-clinopyroxenite complex of the Nurali <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif, the South Urals, Russia is characterized for the first time. Electron microprobe analysis and LA MC-ICP-MS mass spectrometry are used for studying Cr-spinel and platinum-group minerals (PGM). Two processes synchronously develop in high-Mg chromitite subject to metamorphism: (1) the replacement of Mg-Al-rich Cr-spinel, orthopyroxene, and diopside by chromite, Cr-amphibole, chlorite, and garnet; (2) the formation of a secondary mineral assemblage consisting of finely dispersed ruthenium or Ru-hexaferrum aggregate and silicate-oxide or silicate matter on the location of primary Ru-Os-sulfides of the laurite-erlichmanite solid solution series. Similar variations of Os-isotopic composition in both primary and secondary PGM assemblages are evidence for the high stability of the Os isotope system in PGM and for the possibility of using model 187Os/188Os ages in geodynamic reconstructions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20160003470','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20160003470"><span id="translatedtitle">The Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Redox State of Multivalent Cations During the Crystallization of Primitive <span class="hlt">Shergottitic</span> Liquids at Various (f)O2. Insights into the (f)O2 Fugacity of the Martian Mantle and Crustal Influences on Redox Conditions of Martian Magmas.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shearer, C. K.; Bell, A. S.; Burger, P. V.; Papike, J. J.; Jones, J.; Le, L.; Muttik, N.</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] of crystallization for martian basalts has been estimated in various studies to range from IW-1 to QFM+4 [1-3]. A striking geochemical feature of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> is the large range in initial Sr isotopic ratios and initial epsilon(sup Nd) values. Studies by observed that within the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> group the (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] of crystallization is highly correlated with these chemical and isotopic characteristics with depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> generally crystallizing at reduced conditions and enriched <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> crystallizing under more oxidizing conditions. More recent work has shown that (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] changed during the crystallization of these magmas from one order of magnitude in Y980459 (Y98) to several orders of magnitude in Larkman Nunatak 06319. These real or apparent variations within single <span class="hlt">shergottitic</span> magmas have been attributed to mixing of a xenocrystic olivine component, volatile loss-water disassociation, auto-oxidation during crystallization of mafic phases, and assimilation of an oxidizing crustal component (e.g. sulfate). In contrast to the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, augite basalts such as NWA 8159 are highly depleted yet appear to be highly oxidized (e.g. QFM+4). As a first step in attempting to unravel petrologic complexities that influence (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] in martian magmas, this study explores the effect of (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] on the liquid line of descent (LLD) for a primitive <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> liquid composition (Y98). The results of this study will provide a fundamental basis for reconstructing the record of (f)O2 [oxygen fugacity] in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and other martian basalts, its effect on both mineral chemistries and valence state partitioning, and a means for examining the role of crystallization (and other more complex processes) on the petrologic linkages between olivine-phyric and pyroxene-plagioclase <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1009042','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1009042"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfur and iron speciation in gas-rich impact-melt glasses from basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> determined by microXANES</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Sutton, S.R.; Rao, M.N.; Nyquist, L.E.</p> <p>2008-04-28</p> <p>Sulfur and iron K XANES measurements were made on GRIM glasses from EET 79001. Iron is in the ferrous state. Sulfur speciation is predominately sulfide coordination but is Fe coordinated in Lith B and, most likely, Ca coordinated in Lith A. Sulfur is abundantly present as sulfate near Martian surface based on chemical and mineralogical investigations on soils and rocks in Viking, Pathfinder and MER missions. Jarosite is identified by Moessbauer studies on rocks at Meridian and Gusev, whereas MgSO{sub 4} is deduced from MgO-SO{sub 3} correlations in Pathfinder MER and Viking soils. Other sulfate minerals such as gypsum and alunogen/S-rich aluminosilicates and halides are detected only in martian meteorites such as <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and nakhlites using SEM/FE-SEM and EMPA techniques. Because sulfur has the capacity to occur in multiple valence states, determination of sulfur speciation (sulfide/sulfate) in secondary mineral assemblages in soils and rocks near Mars surface may help us understand whether the fluid-rock interactions occurred under oxidizing or reducing conditions. On Earth, volcanic rocks contain measurable quantities of sulfur present as both sulfide and sulfate. Carroll and Rutherford showed that oxidized forms of sulfur may comprise a significant fraction of total dissolved sulfur, if the oxidation state is higher than {approx}2 log fO{sub 2} units relative to the QFM buffer. Terrestrial samples containing sulfates up to {approx}25% in fresh basalts from the Galapagos Rift on one hand and high sulfide contents present in oceanic basalts on the other indicate that the relative abundance of sulfide and sulfate varies depending on the oxygen fugacity of the system. Basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (bulk) such as Shergotty, EET79001 and Zagami usually contain small amounts of sulfur ({approx}0.5%) as pyrrhotite. But, in isolated glass pockets containing secondary salts (known as GRIM glasses) in these meteorites, sulfur is present in high abundance ({approx}1-12%). To</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040062419&hterms=location&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dlocation','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040062419&hterms=location&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dlocation"><span id="translatedtitle">In Situ Location and Characterization of Carbon-bearing Phases in Carbonaceous Chondrites: Insights from <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 791198, a Weakly-altered CM2 Chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Brearley, Adrian J.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>Intense studies of carbonaceous chondrites have provided remarkable insights into the behavior of carbon during the earliest stages of our solar system. This research has demonstrated that carbonaceous meteorites contain a diverse array of organic compounds, whose origins are probably the result of multiple processes that occurred in different locations including interstellar space, the solar nebula and asteroidal parent bodies [1-3]. The most abundant organic carbon component in CI1 and CM2 carbonaceous chondrites is so-called macromolecular carbon, a high molecular weight material that has some affinities to terrestrial kerogen and constitutes approximately 60-70% of the organic material in these meteorites. Although recent studies e.g. [3] have radically improved our understanding of the structural and compositional characteristics of this material, a number of key questions remain to be addressed. In particular, our knowledge of where this macromolecular material is distributed at the fine-scale within carbonaceous chondrites is scant. [4] have shown that organic material is associated with phyllosilicate-rich matrix in CM chondrites, but the detailed mineralogical associations are not well-known. Over the past 2 years, we have begun to address this question by using energy filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) to locate carbon-bearing materials in situ, focusing specifically on the CM2s. To date we have reported data on the Murchison CM2 chondrite [5], a meteorite that has experienced a modest degree of aqueous alteration. To extend our observations to other CM2 chondrites, we have examined the occurrence of carbon-bearing phases in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 791198. Our recent studies [5] have shown that Y-791198 is among the most weakly-altered CM chondrite currently known and hence is likely to preserve a quite primitive distribution of carbonaceous material. In this study, we present initial observations on the distribution of these materials in one fine</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS...51..407W&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS...51..407W&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Noble gases in 18 Martian meteorites and angrite Northwest Africa 7812—Exposure ages, trapped gases, and a re-evaluation of the evidence for solar cosmic ray-produced neon in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and other achondrites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wieler, R.; Huber, L.; Busemann, H.; Seiler, S.; Leya, I.; Maden, C.; Masarik, J.; Meier, M. M. M.; Nagao, K.; Trappitsch, R.; Irving, A. J.</p> <p>2016-02-01</p> <p>We present noble gas data for 16 <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, 2 nakhlites (NWA 5790, NWA 10153), and 1 angrite (NWA 7812). Noble gas exposure ages of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> fall in the 1-6 Ma range found in previous studies. Three depleted olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (Tissint, NWA 6162, NWA 7635) have exposure ages of ~1 Ma, in agreement with published data for similar specimens. The exposure age of NWA 10153 (~12.2 Ma) falls in the range of 9-13 Ma reported for other nakhlites. Our preferred age of ~7.3 Ma for NWA 5790 is lower than this range, and it is possible that NWA 5790 represents a distinct ejection event. A Tissint glass sample contains Xe from the Martian atmosphere. Several samples show a remarkably low (21Ne/22Ne)cos ratio < 0.80, as previously observed in a many <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and in various other rare achondrites. This was explained by solar cosmic ray-produced Ne (SCR Ne) in addition to the commonly found galactic cosmic ray-produced Ne, implying very low preatmospheric shielding and ablation loss. We revisit this by comparing measured (21Ne/22Ne)cos ratios with predictions by cosmogenic nuclide production models. Indeed, several <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, acalpulcoites/lodranites, angrites (including NWA 7812), and the Brachina-like meteorite LEW 88763 likely contain SCR Ne, as previously postulated for many of them. The SCR contribution may influence the calculation of exposure ages. One likely reason that SCR nuclides are predominantly detected in meteorites from rare classes is because they usually are analyzed for cosmogenic nuclides even if they had a very small (preatmospheric) mass and hence low ablation loss.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2015GCarp..66...41N&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2015GCarp..66...41N&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Orthopyroxene-enrichment in the <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>-websterite xenolith suite from Paleogene alkali basalts of the Poiana Ruscă Mountains (Romania)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nédli, Zsuzsanna; Szabó, Csaba; Dégi, Júlia</p> <p>2015-12-01</p> <p>In this paper we present the petrography and geochemistry of a recently collected <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span>-websterite xenolith series and of clinopyroxene xenocrysts, hosted in Upper Cretaceous-Paleogene basanites of Poiana Ruscă (Romania), whose xenoliths show notable orthopyroxene-enrichment. In the series a slightly deformed porphyroclastic-equigranular textured series could represent the early mantle characteristics, and in many cases notable orthopyroxene growth and poikilitic texture formation was observed. The most abundant mantle lithology, Type A xenoliths have high Al and Na-contents but low mg# of the pyroxenes and low cr# of spinel suggesting a low degree (< 10 %) of mafic melt removal. They are also generally poor in overall REE-s (rare earth elements) and have flat REY (rare earth elements+ Y) patterns with slight LREE-depletion. The geochemistry of the Type A xenoliths and calculated melt composition in equilibrium with the xenolith clinopyroxenes suggests that the percolating melt causing the poikilitization can be linked to a mafic, Al-Na-rich, volatile-poor melt and show similarity with the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene (66-72 Ma) subduction-related andesitic magmatism of Poiana Ruscă. Type B xenoliths, with their slightly different chemistry, suggest that, after the ancient depletion, the mantle went through a slight metasomatic event. A subsequent passage of mafic melts in the mantle, with similar compositions to the older andesitic magmatism of Poiana Ruscă, is recorded in the pyroxenites (Fe-rich xenoliths), whereas the megacrysts seem to be cogenetic with the host basanite. The Poiana Ruscă xenoliths differ from the orthopyroxene-enriched mantle xenoliths described previously from the Carpathian-Pannonian Region and from the Dacia block.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFMDI21A4257G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFMDI21A4257G"><span id="translatedtitle">Melting Processes at the Base of the Mantle Wedge: Melt Compositions and Melting Reactions for the First Melts of Vapor-Saturated <span class="hlt">Lherzolite</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Grove, T. L.; Till, C. B.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>Vapor-saturated melting experiments have been performed at pressures near the base of the mantle wedge (3.2 GPa). The starting composition is a metasomatized <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> containing 3 wt. % H2O. Near-solidus melts and coexisting mineral phases have been characterized in experiments that span 925 to 1100 oC with melt % varying from 6 to 9 wt. %. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and garnet coexist with melt over the entire interval and rutile is also present at < 1000 oC. Melt is andesitic in composition and varies from 60 wt. % SiO2 at 950 oC to 52 wt. % at 1075 oC. The Al2O3 contents of the melt are 13 to 14 wt. %, and CaO contents range from 1 and 4 wt. %. Melting is peritectic with orthopyroxene + liquid produced by melting of garnet + olivine + high-Ca pyroxene. In addition to quenched melt, we observe a quenched silicate component that is rhyolitic (>72 % SiO2) that we interpret as a precipitate from the coexisting supercritical H2O-rich vapor. Extrapolation of the measured compositional variation toward the solidus suggests that the first melt may be very SiO2 rich (i.e., granitic). We suggest that these granitic melts are the first melts of the mantle near the slab-wedge interface. As these SiO2-rich melts ascend into shallower, hotter overlying mantle, they continue to interact with the surrounding mantle and evolve in composition. These first melts may elucidate the geochemical and physical processes that accompany the beginnings of H2O flux melting.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2005AGUFM.P51A0902D&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2005AGUFM.P51A0902D&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Assimilation of High 18O/16O Crust by <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>-Nakhlite-Chassigny (SNC) Magmas on Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Day, J. M.; Taylor, L. A.; Valley, J. W.; Spicuzza, M. J.</p> <p>2005-12-01</p> <p>There is significant geochemical evidence for assimilation of crustal material into sub-aerial, mantle-derived, terrestrial basaltic magmas. Some of the most powerful constraints on crustal assimilation come from oxygen isotope studies, because supracrustal rocks often have distinct 18O/16O ratios resulting from interaction with Earth's hydrosphere. From a planetary perspective, studies of carbonate concretions from meteorite ALH84001 have yielded evidence for low-temperature crustal interaction at or near the surface of its putative parent body, Mars. This finding raises the possibility that crustal assimilation processes may be tracked using oxygen isotopes in combination with geochemical data of other reputed martian (SNC) meteorites. The whole-rock oxygen isotope ratios (Laser fluorination δ18O = +4.21 to +5.85‰ VSMOW) of SNC meteorites, correlate with aspects of their incompatible element chemistry. Some of the oxygen isotope variability may be explained by post-magmatic alteration on Mars or Earth; however, it appears, based on petrographic and geochemical observations, that a number of SNC meteorites, especially <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>, retain the original whole-rock oxygen isotope values of their magmas prior to crystallisation. Correlations between oxygen isotopes and incompatible element geochemistry are consistent with assimilation of a high-18O/16O, incompatible-element rich, oxidizing crustal component by hot, mantle-derived magmas (δ18O = ~~4.2‰). A crustal component has previously been recognized from Sr-Nd-Os isotope systematics and oxygen fugacity measurements of SNC meteorites. Oxygen isotope evidence from SNC meteorites suggests high-18O/16O crustal contaminants on Mars result from low temperature (< 300°C) interaction with martian hydrosphere. The extent of apparent crustal contamination tracked by oxygen isotopes in SNC meteorites implies that the majority of martian crust may have undergone such interactions. Evidence for assimilation of</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10154294','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10154294"><span id="translatedtitle">Ga, Ca, and 3d transition element (Cr through Zn) partitioning among spinel-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> phases from the Lanzo massif, Italy: Analytical results and crystal chemistry</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Wogelius, R.A.; Fraser, D.G.</p> <p>1994-06-01</p> <p>Ultramafic rocks exposed in Lanzo massif, Italy is a record of mantle geochemistry, melting, sub-solidus re-equilibration. Plagioclase(+ spinel)-<span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> samples were analyzed by Scanning Proton Microscopy, other techniques. Previous work postulated partial melting events and a two-stage sub-solidus cooling history; this paper notes Ga enrichment on spinel-clinopyroxene grain boundaries, high Ga and transition element content of spinel, and pyroxene zonation in Ca and Al. Trace element levels in olivine and orthopyroxene are also presented. Zoning trends are interpreted as due to diffusion during cooling. Olivine-clinopyroxene Cr and Ca exchange as well as clinopyroxene and spinel zonation trends indicate that the massif experienced at least two sub-solidus cooling episodes, one at 20 kbar to 1000 C and one at 8 kbar <750C. Ga levels in cores of Lanzo high-Cr spinels are high (82-66 ppM) relative to other mantle spinels (66-40 ppM), indicating enrichment. Ga content of ultramafic spinels apparently increases with Cr content; this may be due to: increased Ga solubility stemming from crystal chemical effects and/or higher Ga activities in associated silicate melts. Thus, during melting, high-Cr residual spinel may tend to buffer solid-phase Ga level. These spinels are not only rich in Ga and Cr (max 26.37 el. wt %), but also in Fe (max 21.07 el. wt %), Mn (max 3400 ppM), and Zn (max 2430 ppM). These enrichments are again due to melt extraction and partitioning into spinel structure. Low Ni (min 1050 ppM) levels are due to unsuccessful competition of Ni with Cr for octahedral structural sites caused by crystal field. Comparisons of change in partitioning vs Cr content among several 3d transition elements for spinels from Lanzo, other localities allow us to separate crystal field effects from bulk chemical effects and to show that in typical assemblages, inversion of olivine-spinel partition coefficient for Ni from <1 to >1 should occur at 11% el. wt. Cr in spinel.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016E%26PSL.444....1D&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016E%26PSL.444....1D&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Variable microstructural response of baddeleyite to shock metamorphism in young basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> NWA 5298 and improved U-Pb dating of Solar System events</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Darling, James R.; Moser, Desmond E.; Barker, Ivan R.; Tait, Kim T.; Chamberlain, Kevin R.; Schmitt, Axel K.; Hyde, Brendt C.</p> <p>2016-06-01</p> <p>The accurate dating of igneous and impact events is vital for the understanding of Solar System evolution, but has been hampered by limited knowledge of how shock metamorphism affects mineral and whole-rock isotopic systems used for geochronology. Baddeleyite (monoclinic ZrO2) is a refractory mineral chronometer of great potential to date these processes due to its widespread occurrence in achondrites and robust U-Pb isotopic systematics, but there is little understanding of shock-effects on this phase. Here we present new nano-structural measurements of baddeleyite grains in a thin-section of the highly-shocked basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Northwest Africa (NWA) 5298, using high-resolution electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) techniques, to investigate shock-effects and their linkage with U-Pb isotopic disturbance that has previously been documented by in-situ U-Pb isotopic analyses. The shock-altered state of originally igneous baddeleyite grains is highly variable across the thin-section and often within single grains. Analyzed grains range from those that preserve primary (magmatic) twinning and trace-element zonation (baddeleyite shock Group 1), to quasi-amorphous ZrO2 (Group 2) and to recrystallized micro-granular domains of baddeleyite (Group 3). These groups correlate closely with measured U-Pb isotope compositions. Primary igneous features in Group 1 baddeleyites (n = 5) are retained in high shock impedance grain environments, and an average of these grains yields a revised late-Amazonian magmatic crystallization age of 175 ± 30 Ma for this <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>. The youngest U-Pb dates occur from Group 3 recrystallized nano- to micro-granular baddeleyite grains, indicating that it is post-shock heating and new mineral growth that drives much of the isotopic disturbance, rather than just shock deformation and phase transitions. Our data demonstrate that a systematic multi-stage microstructural evolution in</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFM.P31B1709S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFM.P31B1709S"><span id="translatedtitle">EBSD analysis of the <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Meteorites: New developments within the technique and their implication on what we know about the preferred orientation of Martian minerals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Stephen, N.; Benedix, G. K.; Bland, P.; Berlin, J.; Salge, T.; Goran, D.</p> <p>2011-12-01</p> <p>What we know about the geology and mineralogy of the Martian surface has been characterised by both the use of remote sensing techniques and the analysis of Martian meteorites. Various techniques are employed to conduct these analyses including crystallographic, geochemical and spectral measurements, all of which enable us to infer a geological history for these rocks. Several references have been made to the potential for preferred orientation of crystals within the <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> [1] and their implication for the cooling history of the respective magmas on Mars [2]. We have already shown that a preferred orientation of the two pyroxenes, augite and pigeonite, can be seen in the Zagami meteorite using electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis [3]. However, when compared to previous modal studies of the same meteorites [4], it becomes apparent that the current EBSD datasets for Martian meteorites are incomplete. Indexing of some minerals can be hampered by the lack of available matches within library databases for EBSD, or become difficult to resolve between minerals where crystallographic differences between similar minerals fall below the technical limitations of the instrument [3]. Recent advances in EBSD technologies combined with the simultaneous acquisition of energy-dispersive spectra (EDS) however now allow us to determine a more comprehensive set of analyses in a much shorter period of time, fully resolving even similar minerals where areas have been left with no indexing previously [5]. Preliminary investigations suggest that the new technology can successfully index >90% of the sample. The most recent EBSD analyses potentially reveals previously unseen fabrics in the meteorites alongside the EDS hyper-spectral imaging helping to resolve any unknown or questionable phases within them. In this study we will present new data from an investigation using EDS alongside EBSD analysis on 2 <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> meteorites, SAU 005 and Zagami, to further resolve</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li class="active"><span>10</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_10 --> <div id="page_11" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li class="active"><span>11</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="201"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970019937','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970019937"><span id="translatedtitle">Constraints on Martian Differentiation Processes from Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd Isotopic Analyses of the Basaltic <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> QUE 94201</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Borg, Lars E.; Nyquist, Larry E.; Taylor, Larry A.; Wiesmann, Henry; Shih, Chi-Y.</p> <p>1997-01-01</p> <p>Isotopic analyses of mineral, leachate, and whole rock fractions from the Martian <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorite QUE 94201 yield Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd crystallization ages of 327 +/- 12 and 327 +/- 19 Ma, respectively. These ages are concordant, although the isochrons are defined by different fractions within the meteorite. Comparison of isotope dilution Sm and Nd data for the various QUE 94201 fractions with in situ ion microprobe data for QUE 94201 minerals from the literature demonstrate the presence of a leachable crustal component in the meteorite. This component is likely to have been added to QUE 94201 by secondary alteration processes on Mars, and can affect the isochrons by selectively altering the isotopic systematics of the leachates and some of the mineral fractions. The absence of crustal recycling processes on Mars may preserve the geochemical evidence for early differentiation and the decoupling of the Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotopic systems, underscoring one of the fundamental differences between geologic processes on Mars and the Earth.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AGUFMMR12A..03E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AGUFMMR12A..03E"><span id="translatedtitle">Shock-Induced Melting of Maskelynite and the High-pressure Mineral Inventory of <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>: Implications to Evaluation of the Shock History of Martian Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>El Goresy, A.</p> <p>2009-12-01</p> <p>Maskelynite [1-2] and the shock-induced melt pockets in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are diagnostic features evidencing a major dynamic event on their parent body, Mars. Several models have been proposed for the origin of maskelynite: shock-induced solid-state vitrification of labradorite [3-4], metastable melting and quenching at high-pressure (high-P) [5], or ductile mobilization [4, 6]. Similarly, the origin and relevance of shock-melt pockets and veins as the main locations of high-P minerals in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are controversial: localized formation by P-temperature (T) spikes in excess of 70-80 GPa [3, 4] or equilibrium assemblages evidencing peak-shock-P in the range of 25-35 GPa are discussed [7-10]. Crystallization ages are also controversial, with peaks at 160-190 Ma [11] and ≥ 4.1 Ga [12]: shock-induced age resetting may have been misinterpreted as igneous ages. We present ample evidence that maskelynite formed by metastable melting of plagioclase and quenching to glass at high-pressures as a result of the sluggishness of its inversion to lingunite. The direct consequence of our findings is the irrelevance of the refractive indices (RIs) of maskelynite as pressure indicators [3-4], since RIs were first established after decompression and quenching of maskelynite at its closure temperature of relaxation. We investigated the phase assemblages in Shergotty, Zagami, DAG 476, SAU 005, NWA 480, and NWA 856. Maskelynite contains the dense silica polymorph seifertite and the very dense monoclinic polymorph [8 -10]. Lingunite, CAS polymorph and Stishovite are present in shock-melt pockets [7-10]. Akimotoite, and silicate titanite were reported in shock-melt veins [13, 14]. The silicate liquids in which these dense minerals crystallized were perfect P-transmitting media, hence, contrary to [3-4], the dense minerals formed in equilibrium. The shock-induced events could be sequentially delineated commencing with the solid-state inversion to seifertite followed by pervasive melting of</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016M%26PS..tmp..325F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016M%26PS..tmp..325F"><span id="translatedtitle">Effect of chlorine on near-liquidus crystallization of olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> NWA 6234 at 1 GPa: Implication for volatile-induced melting of the Martian mantle</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Farcy, Benjamin J.; Gross, Juliane; Carpenter, Paul; Hicks, Jacob; Filiberto, Justin</p> <p>2016-05-01</p> <p>Martian magmas are thought to be rich in chlorine compared with their terrestrial counterparts. Here, we experimentally investigate the effect of chlorine on liquidus depression and near-liquidus crystallization of olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> NWA 6234 and compare these results with previous experimental results on the effect of chlorine on near-liquidus crystallization of the surface basalts Humphrey and Fastball. Previous experimental results showed that the change in liquidus temperature is dependent on the bulk composition of the basalt. The effect of chlorine on liquidus depression is greater for lower SiO2 and higher Al2O3 magmas than for higher SiO2 and lower Al2O3 magmas. The bulk composition for this study has lower Al2O3 and higher FeO contents than previous work; therefore, we provide additional constraints on the effect of the bulk composition on the influence of chlorine on near-liquidus crystallization. High pressure and temperature crystallization experiments were performed at 1 GPa on a synthetic basalt, of the bulk composition of NWA 6234, with 0-4 wt% Cl added to the sample as AgCl. The results are consistent with previous notions that with increasing wt% Cl in the melt, the crystallization temperature decreases. Importantly, our results have a liquidus depression ∆T (°C) from added chlorine that is consistent with the difference in bulk composition and suggest a dependence on both the bulk Al2O3 and FeO content. Our results suggest that the addition of chlorine to the Martian mantle may lower magma genesis temperatures and potentially aid in the petrogenesis of Martian magmas.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013M%26PS...48.1359B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013M%26PS...48.1359B"><span id="translatedtitle">Magmatic history and parental melt composition of olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> LAR 06319: Importance of magmatic degassing and olivine antecrysts in Martian magmatism</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Balta, J. Brian; Sanborn, Matthew; McSween, Harry Y.; Wadhwa, Meenakshi</p> <p>2013-08-01</p> <p>Several olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> contain enough olivine that they could conceivably represent the products of closed-system crystallization of primary melts derived from partial melting of the Martian mantle. Larkman Nunatak (LAR) 06319 has been suggested to represent a close approach to a Martian primary liquid composition based on approximate equilibrium between its olivine and groundmass. To better understand the olivine-melt relationship and the evolution of this meteorite, we report the results of new petrographic and chemical analyses. We find that olivine megacryst cores are generally not in equilibrium with the groundmass, but rather have been homogenized by diffusion to Mg# 72. We have identified two unique grain types: an olivine glomerocryst and an olivine grain preserving a primary magmatic boundary that constrains the time scale of eruption to be on the order of hours. We also report the presence of trace oxide phases and phosphate compositions that suggest that the melt contained approximately 1.1% H2O and lost volatiles during cooling, also associated with an increase in oxygen fugacity upon degassing. We additionally report in situ rare earth element measurements of the various mineral phases in LAR 06319. Based on these reported trace element abundances, we estimate the oxygen fugacity in the LAR 06319 parent melt early in its crystallization sequence (i.e., at the time of crystallization of the low-Ca and high-Ca pyroxenes), the rare earth element composition of the parent melt, and those of melts in equilibrium with later formed phases. We suggest that LAR 06319 represents the product of closed-system crystallization within a shallow magma chamber, with additional olivine accumulated from a cumulate pile. We infer that the olivine megacrysts are antecrysts, derived from a single magma chamber, but not directly related to the host magma, and suggest that mixing of antecrysts within magma chambers may be a common process in Martian magmatic</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009M%26PS...44..805F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009M%26PS...44..805F"><span id="translatedtitle">40Ar-39Ar age determinations of lunar basalt meteorites Asuka 881757, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 793169, Miller Range 05035, La Paz Icefield 02205, Northwest Africa 479, and basaltic breccia Elephant Moraine 96008</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Fernandes, Vera A.; Burgess, Ray; Morris, Adam</p> <p>2009-06-01</p> <p>40Ar-39Ar data are presented for the unbrecciated lunar basaltic meteorites Asuka (A-) 881757, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> (Y-) 793169, Miller Range (MIL) 05035, LaPaz Icefield (LAP) 02205, Northwest Africa (NWA) 479 (paired with NWA 032), and basaltic fragmental breccia Elephant Moraine (EET) 96008. Stepped heating 40Ar-39Ar analyses of several bulk fragments of related meteorites A-881757, Y-793169 and MIL 05035 give crystallization ages of 3.763 ± 0.046 Ga, 3.811 ± 0.098 Ga and 3.845 ± 0.014 Ga, which are comparable with previous age determinations by Sm-Nd, U-Pb Th-Pb, Pb-Pb, and Rb-Sr methods. These three meteorites differ in the degree of secondary 40Ar loss with Y-793169 showing relatively high Ar loss probably during an impact event ˜200 Ma ago, lower Ar loss in MIL 05035 and no loss in A-881757. Bulk and impact melt glass-bearing samples of LAP 02205 gave similar ages (2.985 ± 0.016 Ga and 2.874 ± 0.056 Ga) and are consistent with ages previously determined using other isotope pairs. The basaltic portion of EET 96008 gives an age of 2.650 ± 0.086 Ga which is considered to be the crystallization age of the basalt in this meteorite. The Ar release for fragmental basaltic breccia EET 96008 shows evidence of an impact event at 631 ± 20 Ma. The crystallization age of 2.721 ± 0.040 Ga determined for NWA 479 is indistinguishable from the weighted mean age obtained from three samples of NWA 032 supporting the proposal that these meteorites are paired. The similarity of 40Ar-39Ar ages with ages determined by other isotopic systems for multiple meteorites suggests that the K-Ar isotopic system is robust for meteorites that have experienced a significant shock event and not a prolonged heating regime.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120001831','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120001831"><span id="translatedtitle">Laboratory Shock Experiments on Basalt - Iron Sulfate Mixes at Approximately 40-50 GPa and Their Relevance to the Martian Regolith Component Present in <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rao, M. N.; Nyquist, L. E.; Ross, D. K.; Asimow, P. D.; See, T.; Sutton, S.; Cardernas, F.; Montes, R.; Cintala, M.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> such as Shergotty, Zagami and EET79001 contain impact melt glass pockets that are rich in Martian atmospheric gases [1] and are known as gas-rich impact-melt (GRIM) glasses. These glasses show evidence for the presence of a Martian regolith component based on Sm and Kr isotopic studies [2]. The GRIM glasses are sometimes embedded with clusters of innumerable micron-sized iron-sulfide blebs associated with minor amounts of iron sulfate particles [3, 4]. These sulfide blebs are secondary in origin and are not related to the primary igneous sulfides occurring in Martian meteorites. The material comprising these glasses arises from the highly oxidizing Martian surface and sulfur is unlikely to occur as sulfide in the Martian regoilith. Instead, sulfur is shown to occur as sulfate based on APXS and Mossbauer results obtained by the Opportunity and Spirit rovers at Meridiani and Gusev [5]. We have earlier suggested that the micron-sized iron sulfide globules in GRIM glasses were likely produced by shock-reduction of iron sulfate occurring in the regolith at the time when the GRIM glasses were produced by the meteoroid impact that launched the Martian meteorites into space [6]. As a result of high energy deposition by shock (approx. 40-60 GPa), the iron sulfate bearing phases are likely to melt along with other regolith components and will get reduced to immiscible sulfide fluid under reducing conditions. On quenching, this generates a dispersion of micron-scale sulfide blebs. The reducing agents in our case are likely to be H2 and CO which were shock-implanted from the Martian atmosphere into these glasses along with the noble gases. We conducted lab simulation experiments in the Lindhurst Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics at Caltech and the Experimental Impact Laboratory at JSC to test whether iron sulfide globules can be produced by impact-driven reduction of iron sulfate by subjecting Columbia River Basalt (CRB) and ferric sulfate mixtures to</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS...51..390S&link_type=ABSTRACT','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2016M%26PS...51..390S&link_type=ABSTRACT"><span id="translatedtitle">Determination of volatile concentrations in fluorapatite of Martian <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> NWA 2975 by combining synchrotron FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, EMPA, and TEM, and inferences on the volatile budget of the apatite host-magma</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>SłAby, Ewa; Koch-Müller, Monika; FöRster, Hans-Jürgen; Wirth, Richard; Rhede, Dieter; Schreiber, Anja; Schade, Ulrich</p> <p>2016-02-01</p> <p>We combined the focused ion beam sample preparation technique with polarized synchrotron-based FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy, laser-Raman spectroscopy, electron microprobe analysis (EMPA), and transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis to identify and quantify structurally bound OH, F, Cl, and CO3 groups in fluorapatite from the Northwest Africa 2975 (NWA 2975) <span class="hlt">shergottite</span>. In this study, the first FTIR spectra of the OH-stretching region from a Martian apatite are presented that show characteristic OH-bands of a F-rich, hydroxyl-bearing apatite. Depending on the method of apatite-formula calculation and whether charge balance is assumed or not, the FTIR-based quantification of the incorporated OH, expressed as wt% H2O, is in variably good agreement with the H2O concentration calculated from electron microprobe data. EMP analyses yielded between 0.35 and 0.54 wt% H2O, and IR data yielded an average H2O content of 0.31 ± 0.03 wt%, consistent with the lower range determined from EMP analyses. The TEM observations implied that the volatiles budget of fluorapatite is magmatic. The water content and the relative volatile ratios calculated for the NWA 2975 magma are similar to those established for other enriched or intermediate <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. It is difficult to define the source of enrichment: either Martian wet mantle or crustal assimilation. Comparing the environment of parental magma generation for NWA 2975 with the terrestrial mantle in terms of water content, it displays a composition intermediate between enriched and depleted MORB.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001CoMP..140..383F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001CoMP..140..383F"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrogenesis of the amphibole-rich veins from the Lherz orogenic <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif (Eastern Pyrenees, France): a case study for the origin of orthopyroxene-bearing amphibole pyroxenites in the lithospheric mantle</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Fabriès, J.; Lorand, J.-P.; Guiraud, M.</p> <p></p> <p>The Lherz orogenic <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> massif (Eastern French Pyrenees) displays one of the best exposures of subcontinental lithospheric mantle containing veins of amphibole pyroxenites and hornblendites. A reappraisal of the petrogenesis of these rocks has been attempted from a comprehensive study of their mutual structural relationships, their petrography and their mineral compositions. Amphibole pyroxenites comprise clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene and spinel as early cumulus phases, with garnet and late-magmatic K2O-poor pargasite replacing clinopyroxene, and subsolidus exsolution products (olivine, spinel II, garnet II, plagioclase). The original magmatic mineralogy and rock compositions were partly obscured by late-intrusive hornblendites and over a few centimetres by vein-wallrock exchange reactions which continued down to subsolidus temperatures for Mg-Fe. Thermobarometric data and liquidus parageneses indicate that amphibole pyroxenites started to crystallize at P>=13kbar and recrystallized at P<12kbar. The high AlVI/AlIV ratio (>1) of clinopyroxenes, the early precipitation of orthopyroxene and the late-magmatic amphibole are arguments for parental melts richer in silica but poorer in water than alkali basalts. Their modelled major element compositions are similar to transitional alkali basalt with about 1-3wt% H2O. In contrast to amphibole pyroxenites, hornblendites only show kaersutite as liquidus phase, and phlogopite as intercumulus phase. They are interpreted as crystalline segregates from primary basanitic magmas (mg=0.6; 4-6wt% H2O). These latter cannot be related to the parental liquids of amphibole pyroxenites by a fractional crystallization process. Rather, basanitic liquids mostly reused pre-existing pyroxenite vein conduits at a higher structural level (P<=10kbar). A continuous process of redox melting and/or alkali melt/peridotite interaction in a veined lithospheric mantle is proposed to account for the origin of the Lherz hydrous veins. The</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6716326','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6716326"><span id="translatedtitle">Compositional evolution of high-temperature sheared <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> PHN 1611</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Smith, D. ); Griffin, W.L.; Ryan, C.G. )</p> <p>1993-02-01</p> <p>The evolution of fertile' mantle has been studied by proton microprobe (PIXE) analysis of minerals of a high-temperature sheared xenolith from the Thaba Putsoa kimerlite in Lesotho, southern Africa. Analyzed elements include Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Sr, Y, and Zr. Garnets are homogeneous in Ni and Zn but have rims enriched relative to cores in Zr and Y. Compositions of olivine neoblasts define intergranular gradients of Fe, Zn, and Ni; Fe-rich olivine is relatively Zn-rich but Ni-poore. Although individual clinopyroxene grains are nearly homogeneous, clinopyroxene associated with Fe-rich olivine is relatively Fe- and Zn-rich but Sr- and Cr-poor. The trace-element abundances and compositional gradients constrain the processes of periodotite enrichment and the thermal history. Enrichment of Zr, Y, and Fe in garnet rims documents infiltration of a silica-undersaturated melt. The Fe-rich olivine compositions and the Zn and Fe gradients establish that the xenolith was sampled from near a melt conduit. Mechanical mixing of inhomogeneous peridotite and melt infiltration may have been concurrent. Because garnets appear homogeneous in Ni, mantle temperature changes affecting PHN 1611 occurred before or over a longer period than the melt infiltration. Measured and calculated abundances of many incompatible trace elements in the rock are similar to those proposed for primitive mantle. Calculated chondrite-normalized abundances of Sr, Ti, Zr, and Y are like those of appropriate REE. Enrichment processes in PHN 1611 proceeded at unusually high recorded temperature and in the apparent absence of minor phases common in lower-temperature metasomatized rocks, but similar processes may be common. In particular, mechanical mixing near mantle dikes may frequently occur. These enrichment mechanisms may produce xenolith compositions that resemble some proposed for primitive mantle but that have different implications for mantle evolution. 61 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120007400','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120007400"><span id="translatedtitle">Iron Redox Systematics of <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> and Martian Magmas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Righter, Kevin; Danielson, L. R.; Martin, A. M.; Newville, M.; Choi, Y.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Martian meteorites record a range of oxygen fugacities from near the IW buffer to above FMQ buffer [1]. In terrestrial magmas, Fe(3+)/ SigmaFe for this fO2 range are between 0 and 0.25 [2]. Such variation will affect the stability of oxides, pyroxenes, and how the melt equilibrates with volatile species. An understanding of the variation of Fe(3+)/SigmaFe for martian magmas is lacking, and previous work has been on FeO-poor and Al2O3-rich terrestrial basalts. We have initiated a study of the iron redox systematics of martian magmas to better understand FeO and Fe2O3 stability, the stability of magnetite, and the low Ca/high Ca pyroxene [3] ratios observed at the surface.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045297&hterms=information+age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Dinformation%2Bage','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045297&hterms=information+age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Dinformation%2Bage"><span id="translatedtitle">Age of EET79001B and Implications for <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Origins</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nyquist, L. E.; Reese, Y.; Wiesmann, H.; Shih, C.-Y.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>A precise Rb-Sr age of 174+/-3 Ma was determined for EET79001B. A Sm-Nd age of 169+/-23 Ma also was determined, but the Nd isotopic systematics are disturbed. This disturbance is attributed to incomplete isotopic equilibration during petrogenesis. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PCM....40..425B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PCM....40..425B"><span id="translatedtitle">Shock-induced formation mechanism of seifertite in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Bläß, Ulrich W.</p> <p>2013-05-01</p> <p>The Martian meteorites Shergotty, Zagami and Dhofar 378 have been re-investigated in order to elucidate the shock-induced formation of seifertite. The occurrence of orthorhombic seifertite (α-PbO2 structured SiO2) has been confirmed for the mesostasis of Shergotty and Zagami by transmission electron microscopy with lattice parameters of a = 4.05(1) Å, b = 5.05(1) Å and c = 4.45(1) Å. Seifertite crystals are interpreted as shock-induced transformation products occurring together with maskelynite of both plagioclase and alkali-feldspar composition in a largely preserved eutectic crystallisation texture. Shock-induced microstructures in accessory minerals demonstrate that these regions cannot have been completely re-molten. No further features indicating shock-pressures above ~30 GPa are detected. Hence, seifertite must have been formed below its stability field by a fast solid-state process. Significantly higher shock-pressures of Dhofar 378 indicate an inhibition of a potential seifertite crystallisation by resulting high post-shock temperatures. Crystallographic considerations reveal that a direct formation of seifertite from a high-pressure derivate of cristobalite is possible without breaking any silicon-oxygen bonds. Important implications arise from the existence of such a non-equilibrium pathway. Inferring shock-pressures from metastably formed phases appears implausible, and the transition pressure could be even below 30 GPa. Furthermore, the transformation product is determined by the precursor phase. Epitaxial intergrowth with other silica high-pressure polymorphs should be induced by certain features of the precursor, for example, planar defects, or heterogeneous strain conditions. Due to symmetrical considerations, seifertite will get amorphous during a potential back-transformation, which provides an explanation for the formation of numerous amorphous lamellae.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100036694','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100036694"><span id="translatedtitle">Crystallization of the Zagami <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>: An Experimental Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Lofgren, Gary E.; McCoy, Timothy J.</p> <p>2000-01-01</p> <p>Spherulites are usually rounded or spherical objects found in rhyolitic obsidian. They usually comprise acicular crystals of alkali feldspar that radiate from a single point. The radiating array of crystalline fibers typically have a similar crystallographic orientation such that a branch fiber departs slightly but appreciably from that of its parent fiber. Individual fibers range from 1 to several micrometers in diameter. The spherulites most likely form by heterogeneous nucleation on microscopic seed crystals, bubbles, or some other surface at high degrees of supercooling. They grow very rapidly stabilizing their fibrous habit and typically range in size from microscopic to a few cm in diameter.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003EAEJA....10642D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003EAEJA....10642D"><span id="translatedtitle">Chemical Alterations in Martian Meteorites from Cold and Hot Deserts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Dreibus, G.; Huisl, W.; Spettel, B.; Haubold, R.; Jagoutz, E.</p> <p>2003-04-01</p> <p>Martian meteorites (SNC) provide evidence of the magmatic fractionation processes of their parent body. As 23 of the total of 27 meteorites are finds, the influence of chemical alterations during their residence time on Earth must be considered, when interpreting the mineralogical, chemical, or isotopic features. Many basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and nakhlites were collected both in the cold desert, Antarctica, and in hot deserts of North Africa and Asia. To detect alteration processes in the finds we have to compare their analytical data with those obtained from the very scarce falls. In this way, we find an overabundance of iodine in meteorites from Antarctica. The iodine contamination is caused by aerosols adhering to the ice. Therefore, iodine can penetrate into the meteorite during its residence in Antarctica. The iodine content measured in the Antarctic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> varies from 0.060 to 4.6 ppm and seems to depend on their residence time on ice. The paired <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> nakhlites Y-000593 and Y-000749 recently discovered in Antarctica also reveal an iodine overabundance compared to Nakhla, which is the only fall among the nakhlites. However, in Nakhla we have another problem of alteration. Nakhla has unusually high Br and Cl concentrations which could originate from terrestrial or parent body alterations. As Cl and Br are readily extracted during water leaching experiments we favor a terrestrial contamination. A Br overabundance was also found in many olivine-rich <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> finds from hot deserts, DaG 476, Dhofar 019, and SaU 005. However, in the basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> Dhofar 378 and in the nakhlite NWA 817 [1] no Br contamination was observed. The olivine phases of the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> seem to be preferably attacked by weathering reactions in the hot deserts. In the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> from hot deserts, the subchondritic La/U ratios are remarkable, indicating a U contamination. All these meteorites are covered with an evaporation product, caliche. Caliche has a high content of</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120002806','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120002806"><span id="translatedtitle">Crystallization of <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980459 at 0.5 GPA: Are Residual Liquids Like QUE 94201?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rapp, J. F.; Draper, D. S.; Mercer, C.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>The Martian basaltic meteorites Y980459 and QUE94201 (henceforth referred to as Y98 and QUE respectively) are thought to represent magmatic liquid compositions, rather than being products of protracted crystallization and accumulation like the majority of other martian meteorites. Both meteorite compositions have been experimentally crystallized at 1 bar, and liquidus phases were found to match corresponding mineral core compositions in the meteorites, consistent with the notion that these meteorites represent bona fide melts. They also represent the most primitive and most evolved basaltic martian samples, respectively. Y98 has Mg# (molar Mg/Mg+Fe) approximates 65, and lacks plagioclase; whereas QUE has Mg# approximates 40, and lacks olivine. However they share important geochemical characteristics (e.g. superchondritic CaO/Al2O3, very high epsilon(sub Nd) and low Sr-87/Sr-87) that suggest they sample a similar highly depleted mantle reservoir. As such, they represent likely endmembers of martian magmatic liquid compositions, and it is natural to seek petrogenetic linkages between the two. We make no claim that the actual meteorites themselves share a genetic link (the respective ages rule that out); we are exploring only in general whether primitive martian liquids like Y98 could evolve to liquids resembling QUE. Both experimental and computational efforts have been made to determine if there is indeed such a link. Recent petrological models at 1 bar generated using MELTS suggest that a QUE-like melt can be derived from a parental melt with a Y98 composition. However, experimental studies at 1 bar have been less successful at replicating this progression. Previous experimental crystallization studies of Y98 by our group at 0.5 GPa have produced melt compositions approaching that of QUE, although these results were complicated by the presence of small, variable amounts of H2O in some of the runs owing to the use of talc/pyrex experimental assemblies. Therefore we have repeated the four experiments, augmented with additional runs, all using BaCO3 cell assemblies, which are devoid of water, and these new experiments supersede those reported earlier. Here we report results of experiments simulating equilibrium crystallization; fractional crystallization experiments are currently underway.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014M%26PS...49..346K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014M%26PS...49..346K"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrology and bulk chemistry of <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-82094, a new type of carbonaceous chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kimura, M.; Barrat, J. A.; Weisberg, M. K.; Imae, N.; Yamaguchi, A.; Kojima, H.</p> <p>2014-03-01</p> <p>Carbonaceous chondrites are classified into several groups. However, some are ungrouped. We studied one such ungrouped chondrite, Y-82094, previously classified as a CO. In this chondrite, chondrules occupy 78 vol%, and the matrix is distinctly poor in abundance (11 vol%), compared with CO and other C chondrites. The average chondrule size is 0.33 mm, different from that in C chondrites. Although these features are similar to those in ordinary chondrites, Y-82094 contains 3 vol% Ca-Al-rich inclusions and 5% amoeboid olivine aggregates (AOAs). Also, the bulk composition resembles that of CO chondrites, except for the volatile elements, which are highly depleted. The oxygen isotopic composition of Y-82094 is within the range of CO and CV chondrites. Therefore, Y-82094 is an ungrouped C chondrite, not similar to any other C chondrite previously reported. Thin FeO-rich rims on AOA olivine and the mode of occurrence of Ni-rich metal in the chondrules indicate that Y-82094 is petrologic type 3.2. The extremely low abundance of type II chondrules and high abundance of Fe-Ni metal in the chondrules suggest reducing condition during chondrule formation. The depletion of volatile elements indicates that the components formed under high-temperature conditions, and accreted to the parent body of Y-82094. Our study suggests a wider range of formation conditions than currently recorded by the major C chondrite groups. Additionally, Y-82094 may represent a new, previously unsampled, asteroidal body.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045199&hterms=PYRRHOTITE&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3DPYRRHOTITE','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045199&hterms=PYRRHOTITE&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3DPYRRHOTITE"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineralogy and Petrology of <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 86029: A New Type of Carbonaceous Chondrite</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Tonui, E.; Zolensky, M. E.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>Y-86029 resembles CI chondrites. Its matrix is very fine-grained. Olivine shows evidence of shock, which has rarely been observed in carbonaceous chondrites. Y-86029 experienced aqueous and thermal alteration during or after accretion in parent body. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70012220','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70012220"><span id="translatedtitle">Samarium-neodymium systematics in kimberlites and in the minerals of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> inclusions</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Basu, A.R.; Tatsumoto, M.</p> <p>1979-01-01</p> <p>The initial ratios of neodymium-143 to neodymium-144 in kimberlites ranging in age between 90 ?? 106 to 1300 ?? 106 years from South Africa, India, and the United States are different from the corresponding ratios in the minerals of peridotite inclusions in the kimberlites but are identical to the ratios in the basaltic achondrite Juvinas at the times of emplacement of the respective kimberlite pipes. This correlation between the kimberlites and Juvinas, which represents the bulk chondritic earth in rare-earth elements, strongly indicates that the kimberlite's source in the mantle is chondritic in rare-earth elements and relatively primeval in composition. Copyright ?? 1979 AAAS.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17790851','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17790851"><span id="translatedtitle">Samarium-neodymium systematics in kimberlites and in the minerals of garnet <span class="hlt">lherzolite</span> inclusions.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Basu, A R; Tatsumoto, M</p> <p>1979-07-27</p> <p>The initial ratios of neodymium-143 to neodymium-144 in kimberlites ranging in age between 90 x 10(6) to 1300 x 10(6) years from South Africa, India, and the United States are different from the corresponding ratios in the minerals of peridotite inclusions in the kimberlites but are identical to the ratios in the basaltic achondrite Juvinas at the times of emplacement of the respective kimberlite pipes. This correlation between the kimberlites and Juvinas, which represents the bulk chondritic earth in rare-earth elements, strongly indicates that the kimberlite's source in the mantle is chondritic in rare-earth elements and relatively primeval in composition. PMID:17790851</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050169505','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050169505"><span id="translatedtitle">Ar-Ar Ages of Nakhlites Y000593, NWA998, and Nakhla and CRE Ages of NWA998</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Garrison, D. H.; Bogard, D. D.</p> <p>2005-01-01</p> <p>The seven known Martian nakhlites are Nakhla, Lafayette, Governador Valadares, and four recent finds from hot and cold deserts: MIL03346 from the Transantarctic Mountains, a paired group from the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Mountains (Y000593, Y000749, and Y000802, and two from Morocco (NWA998 and NWA817. Radiometric ages (Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, U-Pb, and Ar-Ar) for the first three nakhlites, along with Chassigny, fall in the range of 1.19-1.37 Gyr and may suggest a common formation age. These meteorites also show very similar cosmic-ray (space) exposure ages, suggesting a single ejection event from Mars. The ages for nakhlites are different from those of Martian <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, whose radiometric ages vary by nearly a factor of three (approx. 165-475 Myr) and whose space exposure ages vary over a factor of approx. 20. <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> ages suggest that multiple locations on the Martian surface have been sampled, whereas nakhlite data imply sampling of only one Mars surface location. Because older Martian surfaces are expected to be more abundant, it seems surprising that all nakhlites would represent only one Martian impact event. To address this issue, we are measuring the (39)Ar-(40)Ar ages of Y-000593, NWA-998, Nakhla, and MIL-03346, and the space (CRE) exposure age of NWA998. 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While the present-day deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio (D/H) of the Mars atmosphere is well constrained (~6 times that of terrestrial ocean water), that of its deep silicate interior (specifically, the mantle) is less so. In fact, the hydrogen isotope composition of the primordial martian mantle is of great interest since it has implications for the origin and abundance of water on that planet. Martian meteorites could provide key constraints in this regard, since they crystallized from melts originating from the martian mantle and contain phases that potentially record the evolution of the H 2O content and isotopic composition of the interior of the planet over time. Examined here are the hydrogen isotopic compositions of Nominally Anhydrous Phases (NAPs) in eight martian meteorites (five <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and three nakhlites) using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). This study presents a total of 113 individual analyses of H2O contents and hydrogen isotopic compositions of NAPs in the <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Zagami, Los Angeles, QUE 94201, SaU 005, and Tissint, and the nakhlites Nakhla, Lafayette, and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 000593. The hydrogen isotopic variation between and within meteorites may be due to one or more processes including: interaction with the martian atmosphere, magmatic degassing, subsolidus alteration (including shock), and/or terrestrial contamination. Taking into consideration the effects of these processes, the hydrogen isotope composition of the martian mantle may be similar to that of the Earth. Additionally, this study calculated upper limits on the H2O contents of the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> and nakhlite parent melts based on the measured minimum H2O abundances in their maskelynites and pyroxenes, respectively. These calculations, along with some petrogenetic assumptions based on previous studies, were subsequently used</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150001940','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150001940"><span id="translatedtitle">Early Solar System Alkali Fractionation Events Recorded by K-Ca Isotopes in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-74442 LL-Chondritic Breccia</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Tatsunori, T.; Misawa, K.; Okano, O.; Shih, C.-Y.; Nyquist, L. E.; Simon, J. I.; Tappa, M. J.; Yoneda, S.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Radiogenic ingrowth of Ca-40 due to decay of K-40 occurred early in the solar system history causing the Ca-40 abundance to vary within different early-former reservoirs. Marshall and DePaolo ] demonstrated that the K-40/Ca-40 decay system could be a useful radiogenic tracer for studies of terrestrial rocks. Shih et al. [3,4] determined 40K/40Ca ages of lunar granitic rock fragments and discussed the chemical characteristics of their source materials. Recently, Yokoyama et al. [5] showed the application of the K-40/Ca-40 chronometer for high K/Ca materials in ordinary chondrites (OCs). High-precision calcium isotopic data are needed to constrain mixing processes among early solar system materials and the time of planetesimal formation. To better constrain the solar system calcium isotopic compositions among astromaterials, we have determined the calcium isotopic compositions of OCs and an angrite. We further estimated a source K/Ca ratio for alkali-rich fragments in a chondritic breccia using the estimated solar system initial Ca-40/Ca-44.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120013688','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120013688"><span id="translatedtitle">Martian Igneous Geochemistry: The Nature of the Martian Mantle</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Elkins-Tanton, L. T.; Peng, Z. X.; Herrin, J. S.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Mafic igneous rocks probe the interiors of their parent objects, reflecting the compositions and mineralogies of their source regions, and the magmatic processes that engendered them. Incompatible trace element contents of mafic igneous rocks are widely used to constrain the petrologic evolution of planets. We focus on incompatible element ratios of martian meteorites to constrain the petrologic evolution of Mars in the context of magma ocean/cumulate overturn models [1]. Most martian meteorites contain some cumulus grains, but regardless, their incompatible element ratios are close to those of their parent magmas. Martian meteorites form two main petrologic/ age groupings; a 1.3 Ga group composed of clinopyroxenites (nakhlites) and dunites (chassignites), and a <1 Ga group composed of basalts and <span class="hlt">lherzolites</span> (<span class="hlt">shergottites</span>).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/936965','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/936965"><span id="translatedtitle">Uranium-lead isotope systematics of Mars inferred from the basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> QUE 94201</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Gaffney, A M; Borg, L E; Connelly, J N</p> <p>2006-12-22</p> <p>Uranium-lead ratios (commonly represented as {sup 238}U/{sup 204}Pb = {mu}) calculated for the sources of martian basalts preserve a record of petrogenetic processes that operated during early planetary differentiation and formation of martian geochemical reservoirs. To better define the range of {mu} values represented by the source regions of martian basalts, we completed U-Pb elemental and isotopic analyses on whole rock, mineral and leachate fractions from the martian meteorite Queen Alexandra Range 94201 (QUE 94201). The whole rock and silicate mineral fractions have unradiogenic Pb isotopic compositions that define a narrow range ({sup 206}Pb/{sup 204}Pb = 11.16-11.61). In contrast, the Pb isotopic compositions of weak HCl leachates are more variable and radiogenic. The intersection of the QUE 94201 data array with terrestrial Pb in {sup 206}Pb/{sup 204}Pb-{sup 207}Pb/{sup 204}Pb-{sup 208}Pb/{sup 204}Pb compositional space is consistent with varying amounts of terrestrial contamination in these fractions. We calculate that only 1-7% contamination is present in the purified silicate mineral and whole rock fractions, whereas the HCl leachates contain up to 86% terrestrial contamination. Despite the contamination, we are able to use the U-Pb data to determine the initial {sup 206}Pb/{sup 204}Pb of QUE 94201 (11.086 {+-} 0.008) and calculate the {mu} value of the QUE 94201 mantle source to be 1.823 {+-} 0.008. This is the lowest {mu} value calculated for any martian basalt source, and, when compared to the highest values determined for martian basalt sources, indicates that {mu} values in martian source reservoirs vary by at least 100%. The range of source {mu} values further indicates that the {mu} value of bulk silicate Mars is approximately three. The amount of variation in the {mu} values of the mantle sources ({mu} {approx} 2-4) is greater than can be explained by igneous processes involving silicate phases alone. We suggest the possibility that a small amount of sulfide crystallization may generate large extents of U-Pb fractionation during formation of the mantle sources of martian basalts.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20060020745','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20060020745"><span id="translatedtitle">Ar-Ar Age of <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Dhofar 378: Formation or Early Shock Event?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Park, J.; Bogard, Don D.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>The Ar-39-Ar40 data for 16 stepwise temperature extractions of mixed mesostasis plus plagioclase show the following major characteristics. Changes in the K/Ca ratio and in the differential rate of Ar-39 release with extraction temperature suggest three distinct, but overlapping Ar diffusion domains: <13%, 13-45%, and >45% cumulative Ar-39 release:. The youngest Ar-Ar age, approx.162-165 Myr is observed at approx.28-40% Ar-39 release, which we attribute primarily to the mesostasis. Extractions releasing >45% Ar-39, probably from plagioclase, suggest older Ar-Ar ages and indicate release of trapped martian Ar-40. An isochron plot for 8 extractions, releasing 3-45% of the Ar-39 and corrected for 36Arcos using directly measured 36Arcos, gives an Ar-Ar age of 143+/-4 Myr (where the +/- ignores the uncertainty in applying a correction for Ar-36cos). Applying a correction assuming only one-half of the measured Ar-36cos gives an age of 159+/-2 Myr. Correcting for cos-Ar-36 using the minimum measured Ar-36/Ar-37 ratio gives a minimum possible age of 138+/-5 Myr. All of these ages are within combined uncertainties of the Sm-Nd age of 157+/-24 Myr [4]. The trapped Ar-40/Ar-36 ratio obtained from the isochron is largely defined by the highest [K] data.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1019058','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1019058"><span id="translatedtitle">Disturbance of isotope systematics in meteorites during shock and thermal metamorphism and implications for <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> chronology</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Gaffney, A M; Borg, L E; Asmerom, Y</p> <p>2008-12-10</p> <p>Shock and thermal metamorphism of meteorites from differentiated bodies such as the Moon and Mars have the potential to disturb chronometric information contained in these meteorites. In order to understand the impact-related mechanisms and extent of disturbance to isochrons, we undertook experiments to shock and heat samples of 10017, a 3.6 billion year old lunar basalt. One sub-sample was shocked to 55 GPa, a second subsample was heated to 1000 C for one week, and a third sub-sample was maintained as a control sample. Of the isotope systems analyzed, the Sm-Nd system was the least disturbed by shock or heat, followed by the Rb-Sr system. Ages represented by the {sup 238}U-{sup 206}Pb isotope system were degraded by shock and destroyed with heating. In no case did either shock or heating alone result in rotated or reset isochrons that represent a spurious age. In some cases the true crystallization age of the sample was preserved, and in other cases age information was degraded or destroyed. Although our results show that neither shock nor thermal metamorphism alone can account for the discordant ages represented by different isotope systems in martian meteorites, we postulate that shock metamorphism may render a meteorite more susceptible than unshocked material to subsequent disturbance during impact-related heating or aqueous alteration on Mars or Earth. The combination of these processes may result in the disparate chronometric information preserved in some meteorites.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19830067592&hterms=Peridotite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3DPeridotite','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19830067592&hterms=Peridotite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3DPeridotite"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrogenesis of the Elephant Moraine A79001 meteorite Multiple magma pulses on the <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> parent body</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Mcsween, H. Y., Jr.; Jarosewich, E.</p> <p>1983-01-01</p> <p>The EETA 79001 achondrite consists of two distinct igneous lithologies joined along a planar, non-brecciated contact. Both are basaltic rocks composed primarily of pigeonite, augite, and maskelynite, but one contains zoned megacrysts of olivine, orthopyroxene, and chromite that represent disaggregated xenoliths of harzburzite. Both lithologies probably formed from successive volcanic flows or multiple injections of magma into a small, shallow chamber. Many similarities between the two virtually synchronous magmas suggest that they are related. Possible mechanisms to explain their differences involve varying degrees of assimilation, fractionation from similar parental magmas, or partial melting of a similar source peridotite; of these, assimilation of the observed megacryst assemblage seems most plausible. However, some isotopic contamination may be required in any of these petrogenetic models. The meteorite has suffered extensive shock metamorphism and localized melting during a large impact event that probably excavated and liberated it from its parent body.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015M%26PS...50.1703B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015M%26PS...50.1703B"><span id="translatedtitle">Influence of redox conditions on the intensity of Mars crustal magnetic anomalies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Brachfeld, Stefanie; Shah, Deepa; First, Emily; Hammer, Julia; Bowles, Julie</p> <p>2015-10-01</p> <p>We evaluate the relationship between the intensity of remanent magnetization and fO2 in natural and synthetic Mars meteorites. The olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorite <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980459 (Y-980459) and a sulfur-free synthetic analog (Y-98*) of identical major element composition were analyzed to explore the rock magnetic and remanence properties of a basalt crystallized from a primitive melt, and to explore the role of magmatic and alteration environment fO2 on Mars crustal anomalies. The reducing conditions under which Y-980459 is estimated to have formed (QFM-2.5; Shearer et al. 2006) were replicated during the synthesis of Y-98*. Y-980459 contains pyrrhotite and chromite. Chromite is the only magnetic phase in Y-98*. The remanence-carrying capacity of Y-980459 is comparable to other <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> that formed in the fO2 range of QFM-3 to QFM-1. The remanence-carrying capacity of these low fO2 basalts is 1-2 orders of magnitude too weak to account for the intense crustal anomalies observed in Mars's southern cratered highlands. Moderately oxidizing conditions of >QFM-1, which are more commonly observed in nakhlites and Noachian breccias, are key to generating either a primary igneous assemblage or secondary alteration assemblage capable of acquiring an intense remanent magnetization, regardless of the basalt character or thermal history. This suggests that if igneous rocks are responsible for the intensely magnetized crust, these oxidizing conditions must have existed in the magmatic plumbing systems of early Mars or must have existed in the crust during secondary processes that led to acquisition of a chemical remanent magnetization.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150019423','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20150019423"><span id="translatedtitle">Evidence from Hydrogen Isotopes in Meteorites for a Subsurface Hydrogen Reservoir on Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Usui, Tomohiro; Alexander, Conel M. O'D.; Wang, Jianhua; Simon, Justin I.; Jones, John H.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>The surface geology and geomorphology of Mars indicates that it was once warm enough to maintain a large body of liquid water on its surface, though such a warm environment might have been transient. The transition to the present cold and dry Mars is closely linked to the history of surface water, yet the evolution of surficial water is poorly constrained. We have conducted in situ hydrogen isotope (D/H) analyses of quenched and impact glasses in three Martian meteorites (<span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980459, EETA79001, LAR 06319) by Cameca ims-6f at Digital Terrain Models (DTM) following the methods of [1]. The hydrogen isotope analyses provide evidence for the existence of a distinct but ubiquitous water/ice reservoir (D/H = 2-3 times Earth's ocean water: Standard Mean Ocean Water (SMOW)) that lasted from at least the time when the meteorites crystallized (173-472 Ma) to the time they were ejected by impacts (0.7-3.3 Ma), but possibly much longer [2]. The origin of this reservoir appears to predate the current Martian atmospheric water (D/H equals approximately 5-6 times SMOW) and is unlikely to be a simple mixture of atmospheric and primordial water retained in the Martian mantle (D/H is approximately equal to SMOW [1]). Given the fact that this intermediate-D/H reservoir (2-3 times SMOW) is observed in a diverse range of Martian materials with different ages (e.g., SNC (<span class="hlt">Shergottites</span>, Nakhlites, Chassignites) meteorites, including <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> such as ALH 84001; and Curiosity surface data [3]), we conclude that this intermediate-D/H reservoir is likely a global surficial feature that has remained relatively intact over geologic time. We propose that this reservoir represents either hydrated crust and/or ground ice interbedded within sediments. Our results corroborate the hypothesis that a buried cryosphere accounts for a large part of the initial water budget of Mars.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002EGSGA..27.3164D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002EGSGA..27.3164D"><span id="translatedtitle">Lead Abundance In The Martian Mantle Deduced From The Isotopic Data In Snc Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Dreibus, G.; Jagoutz, E.</p> <p></p> <p>Isotopic data are a powerful tool for the study of planetary evolution. Assuming that the SNC meteorites are rocks from Mars their Sm-Nd-, Rb-Sr- and Pb-Pb-isotope systematics reveal the time scale for the chemical evolution of the Martian mantle. From the Rb -Sr isotopic systematic the existence of 3 isotopically distinct reservoirs on Mars was postulated, which remained isolated for a period of 4.3 +/- 0.2 Ga. The basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Shergotty, Zagami and Los Angeles have relatively high radiogenic Sr, which might come from a planetary crust. A second group, characterized by non radiogenic Sr, consists of the two mafic cumulates Nakhla and Chassigny, the olivine rich basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> DaG 476, SaU 005, Dhofar 019and the basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> QUE 94201, which may represent the depleted mantle. The depletion of this reservoir must have taken place during a very early process. as derived from the primitive Sr isotopes and the existence of Nd-142, the daughter product of the extinct Sm-146, found in Chassigny, the Nakhlites, SaU 005, and DaG476. A third group, with intermediate Sr isotopic composition, represented by the <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, could be derived from a primitive, unfractionated mantle. Our observed correlation of Sr-isotopes with Pb-isotopes in SNC's permits to estimate the Pb abundance for the Martian mantle. The Pb isotopes of all measured SNCs show a similar pattern as Sr isotopes. The initial Pb data of Los Angeles, Shergotty, and Zagami from the enriched crustal reservoir and of Nakhla and SaU 005 from the depleted mantle reservoir plot close to the 4.5 Ga Pb -Pb isochron.. We used this correlation to estimate the µ value (238U/204Pb) of 3.1 for the Martian mantle. This corresponds to 366 ppb Pb. Compared to the Earth with a µ = 8.8, Pb is enriched on Mars by at least a fact or of 2.5. The same enrichment was found for all other moderately volatile and volatile elements on Mars. From the high abundance of Pb in the sulfide phases of iron</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19890049155&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DDunite','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19890049155&hterms=Dunite&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D40%26Ntt%3DDunite"><span id="translatedtitle">Allan Hills 84025 - The second brachinite, far more differentiated than brachina, and an ultramafic achondritic clast from L chondrite <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 75097</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Warren, P. H.; Kallemeyn, G. W.</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>New bulk-compositional and petrographic data tend to confirm that dunitic-wehrlitic meteorite ALH84025 is a second brachinite. It is suggested here that ALH84025 originated as an olivine heteradcumulate, whereas Brachina, or ALH84025, originated as an olivine orthocumulate. The tendency for pyroxenes among brachinites to be high-Ca may be a consequence of a relatively low MgO/FeO ratio, and/or high Na/Ca and K/Ca ratios in the bulk parent body. New data for a 2.5-cm dunite-melatroctolite clast from L6 chondrite Y75097 are reported. This clast has experience depletion of middle REE, except for a large (+) Eu anomaly. The clast as a whole is enriched in phosphates, but almost exclusively in its least-metamorphosed 'core' portion, whereas the analyzed samples represent phosphate-poor portions. It is suggested that this bizarre assemblage probably originated as an achondrite containing cumulus olivine, plagioclase, and phosphate, not necessarily all from a single igneous source rock.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20030111022&hterms=rim&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3Drim','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20030111022&hterms=rim&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D70%26Ntt%3Drim"><span id="translatedtitle">Mineralogy and Textural Characteristics of Fine-grained Rims in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 791198 CM2 Carbonaceous Chondrite: Constraints on the Location of Aqueous Alteration</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Chizmadia, Lysa J.; Brearley, Adrian J.</p> <p>2003-01-01</p> <p>Carbonaceous chondrites provide important clues into the nature of physical and chemical processes in the early solar system. A question of key importance concerns the role of water in solar nebular and asteroidal processes. The effects of water on primary mineral assemblages have been widely recognized in chondritic meteorites, especially the CI and CM carbonaceous chondrites. These meteorites have undergone extensive aqueous alteration that occurred prior to their arrival on Earth. In the case of the CM chondrites, this alteration has resulted in the partial to complete replacement of the primary nebular phases with secondary alteration phases. Considerable controversy exists as to the exact location where the alteration of the CM chondrites occurred. Several textural lines of evidence have been cited in support of aqueous alteration prior to the accretion of the final parent asteroid. An important line of evidence to support this hypothesis is the dis-equilibrium nature of fine-grained rims and matrix materials. [2] also noted the juxtaposition of micron-sized Fe-Ni metal grains and apparently unaltered chondrule glass against hydrated rim silicates. Conversely, there is a large body of evidence in favor of parent body alteration such as the occurrence of undisturbed Fe-rich aureoles and the systematic redistribution of elemental components over millimeters, e.g., Mg(+2) into the matrix and Fe(+2) into chondrules etc.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045186&hterms=rim&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Drim','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010045186&hterms=rim&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Drim"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrographic Studies of Fine-grained Rims in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 791198 cm Carbonaceous Chondrite and Comparison to Murchison and ALH81002</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Chizmadia, L. J.; Brearley, A. J.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>Fine-grained rims in Y791198 (CM2) have been studied in detail using SEM and EPMA techniques. In comparison with the more highly altered CM chondrite, ALH 81002, the rims are texturally and compositionally more heterogeneous. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100008620','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20100008620"><span id="translatedtitle">SM-ND Age and REE Systematics of Larkman Nunatek 06319: Closed System Fractional Crystallization of a <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> Magma</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shafer, J. T.; Brandon, A. D.; Lapen T. J.; Righter, M.; Peslier, A. H.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Sm-Nd isotopic data were collected on mineral separates and bulk rock powders of LAR 06319, yielding an age of 180+/-13 Ma (2(sigma)). This age is concordant with the Lu-Hf age (197+/-29 Ma, [1]) determined in conjunction with these data and the Sm-Nd age (190+/-26 Ma) of Shih et al., 2009 [2]. The Sm-Nd data form at statistically significant isochron (Fig. 1) that is controlled largely by leachate-residue pairs (samples with the R suffix are residues after leaching in cold 2N HCl for 10 minutes).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870038381&hterms=friedrich&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dfriedrich%252C%2Bh.','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870038381&hterms=friedrich&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dfriedrich%252C%2Bh."><span id="translatedtitle">Shock-implanted noble gases - An experimental study with implications for the origin of Martian gases in <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Bogard, Donald D.; Horz, Friedrich; Johnson, Pratt H.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>The shock-implantation of gases is studied by artificially shocking whole rock and power samples of terrestrial basalt to pressures of 2-40 GPa. Ar, Kr, Xe, and Ne were implanted into the silicate. It is observed that the amount of implanted gas is linearly proportional to its partial pressure over a pressure range of 0.0001 to 0.1 atmosphere. The fractionation effect in the implanted gas and the gas diffusion properties are examined. The amounts of gas that would have been implanted with 100 percent efficiency are calculated from the measured porosities of the power samples and are compared to observed abundances. It is determined that the implantation efficiencies are approximately 0.5 percent at 2 GPa, 7 percent at 5 GPa, and greater than 50 percent at both 20 and 35 GPa. The experimental data correlate with the shock implantation of Martian gases without mass fractionation into the shock-melted phase of meteorite EETA 79001.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090011793','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090011793"><span id="translatedtitle">Noble Gas Analysis for Mars Robotic Missions: Evaluating K-Ar Age Dating for Mars Rock Analogs and Martian <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Park, J.; Ming, D. W.; Garrison, D. H.; Jones, J. H.; Bogard, D. D.; Nagao, K.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>The purpose of this noble gas investigation was to evaluate the possibility of measuring noble gases in martian rocks and air by future robotic missions such as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The MSL mission has, as part of its payload, the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, which consists of a pyrolysis oven integrated with a GCMS. The MSL SAM instrument has the capability to measure noble gas compositions of martian rocks and atmosphere. Here we suggest the possibility of K-Ar age dating based on noble gas release of martian rocks by conducting laboratory simulation experiments on terrestrial basalts and martian meteorites. We provide requirements for the SAM instrument to obtain adequate noble gas abundances and compositions within the current SAM instrumental operating conditions, especially, a power limit that prevents heating the furnace above approx.1100 C. In addition, Martian meteorite analyses from NASA-JSC will be used as ground truth to evaluate the feasibility of robotic experiments to constrain the ages of martian surface rocks.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008GeCoA..72.5819W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008GeCoA..72.5819W"><span id="translatedtitle">Isotopic and petrographic evidence for young Martian basalts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Walton, Erin L.; Kelley, Simon P.; Herd, Christopher D. K.</p> <p>2008-12-01</p> <p>Radiometric age data for <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> yield ages of 4.0 Ga and 180-575 Ma; the interpretation of these ages has been, and remains, a subject of debate. Here, we present new 39Ar- 40Ar laser probe data on <span class="hlt">lherzolitic</span> <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Allan Hills (ALH) 77005 and Northwest Africa (NWA) 1950. These two meteorites are genetically related, but display very different degrees of shock damage. On a plot of 40Ar/ 36Ar versus 39Ar/ 36Ar, the more strongly shocked ALH 77005 (45-55 GPa) does not yield an array of values indicating an isochron, but the data are highly scattered with the shock melts yielding 40Ar/ 36Ar ratios of 1600-2026. Apparent ages calculated from these extractions range from 374-8183 Ma, with 50% of the data, particularly from the shock melts, yielding impossibly old ages (>4.567 Ga). On the same plot, extractions from igneous minerals in the less shocked NWA 1950 (30-44 GPa) yield a fitted age of 382 ± 36 Ma. Argon extractions from the shock melts are well distinguished from minerals, with the melts exhibiting the highest 40Ar/ 36Ar ratios (1260-1488) and the oldest apparent ages. Laser step heating was also performed on maskelynite separates from NWA 1950 yielding ages of 1000 Ma at the lowest release temperatures, and ages of 360 and 362 Ma at higher temperature steps. Stepped heating data from previous studies have yielded ages of 500 and 700 Ma to 1.7 Ga for ALH 77005 maskelynite separates. If the ages obtained from igneous minerals represent undegassed argon from an ancient (4.0 Ga) rock, then the ages are expected to anticorrelate with the degree of shock heating. The data do not support this inference. Our data support young crystallization ages for minerals and Martian atmosphere as the origin of excess 40Ar in the shock melts. The shock features of <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are also reviewed in the context of what is known of the geologic history of the Martian surface through remote observation. The oldest, most heavily cratered surfaces of Mars are thought to</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080009609','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080009609"><span id="translatedtitle">Duration of a Magma Ocean and Subsequent Mantle Overturn in Mars: Evidence from Nakhlites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Debaille, V.; Brandon, A. D.; Yin, Q.-Z.; Jacobsen, B.</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>It is now generally accepted that the heat produced by accretion, short-lived radioactive elements such as Al-26, and gravitational energy from core formation was sufficient to at least partially melt the silicate portions of terrestrial planets resulting in a global-scale magma ocean. More particularly, in Mars, the geochemical signatures displayed by <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, are likely inherited from the crystallization of this magma ocean. Using the short-lived chronometer Sm-146 - Nd-142 (t(sup 1/2) = 103 Myr), the duration of the Martian magma ocean (MMO) has been evaluated to being less than 40 Myr, while recent and more precise ND-142/ND-144 data were used to evaluate the longevity of the MMO to approximately 100 Myr after the solar system formation. In addition, it has been proposed that the end of the crystallization of the MMO may have triggered a mantle overturn, as a result of a density gradient in the cumulate layers crystallized at different levels. Dating the mantle overturn could hence provide additional constraint on the duration of the MMO. Among SNC meteorites, nakhlites are characterized by high epsilon W-182 of approximately +3 and an epsilon Nd-142 similar to depleted <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> of +0.6-0.9. It has hence been proposed that the source of nakhlites was established very early in Mars history (approximately 8-10 Myr). However, the times recorded in HF-182-W-182 isotope system, i.e. when 182Hf became effectively extinct (approximately 50 Myr after solar system formation) are less than closure times recorded in the Sm-146-Nd-142 isotope system (with a full coverage of approximately 500 Myr after solar system formation). This could result in decoupling between the present-day measured epsilon W-182 and epsilon Nd-142 as the SM-146 may have recorded later differentiation events in epsilon ND-142 not observed in epsilon W-182 values. With these potential complexities in short-lived chronological data for SNC's in mind, new Hf-176/Hf-177, Nd-143/Nd-144 and Nd</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20050167788&hterms=PT&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3DPT.','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20050167788&hterms=PT&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3DPT."><span id="translatedtitle">Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 4</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>2005-01-01</p> <p>Contents include the following: High-Resolution Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (HREELS) Using a Monochromated TEM/STEM. Dynamical Evolution of Planets in Open Clusters. Experimental Petrology of the Basaltic <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980459: Implications for the Thermal Structure of the Martian Mantle. Cryogenic Reflectance Spectroscopy of Highly Hydrated Sulfur-bearing Salts. Implications for Core Formation of the Earth from High Pressure-Temperature Au Partitioning Experiments. Uranium-Thorium Cosmochronology. Protracted Core Differentiation in Asteroids from 182Hf-182W Systematics in the Eagle Station Pallasite. Maximizing Mission Science Return Through Use of Spacecraft Autonomy: Active Volcanism and the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment. Classification of Volcanic Eruptions on Io and Earth Using Low-Resolution Remote Sensing Data. Isotopic Mass Fractionation Laws and the Initial Solar System (sup26)Al/(sup27)Al Ratio. Catastrophic Disruption of Porous and Solid Ice Bodies (sup187)Re-(sup187)Os Isotope Disturbance in LaPaz Mare Basalt Meteorites. Comparative Petrology and Geochemistry of the LaPaz Mare Basalt Meteorites. A Comparison of the Structure and Bonding of Carbon in Apex Chert Kerogenous Material and Fischer-Tropsch-Type Carbons. Broad Spectrum Characterization of Returned Samples: Orientation Constraints of Small Samples on X-Ray and Other Spectroscopies. Apollo 14 High-Ti Picritic Glass: Oxidation/Reduction by Condensation of Alkali Metals. New Lunar Meteorites from Oman: Dhofar 925, 960 and 961. The First Six Months of Iapetus Observations by the Cassini ISS Camera. First Imaging Results from the Iapetus B/C Flyby of the Cassini Spacecraft. Radiative Transfer Calculations for the Atmosphere of Mars in the 200-900 nm Range. Geomorphologic Map of the Atlantis Basin, Terra Sirenum, Mars. The Meaning of Iron 60: A Nearby Supernova Injected Short-lived Radionuclides into Our Protoplanetary Disk.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120012511','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20120012511"><span id="translatedtitle">Nature of Reduced Carbon in Martian Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Gibson, Everett K., Jr.; McKay, D. S.; Thomas-Keprta, K. L.; Clemett, S. J.; White, L. M.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Martian meteorites provide important information on the nature of reduced carbon components present on Mars throughout its history. The first in situ analyses for carbon on the surface of Mars by the Viking landers yielded disappointing results. With the recognition of Martian meteorites on Earth, investigations have shown carbon-bearing phases exist on Mars. Studies have yielded presence of reduced carbon, carbonates and inferred graphitic carbon phases. Samples ranging in age from the first approximately 4 Ga of Mars history [e.g. ALH84001] to nakhlites with a crystallization age of 1.3 Ga [e.g. Nakhla] with aqueous alteration processes occurring 0.5-0.7 Ga after crystallizaton. <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span> demonstrate formation ages around 165-500 Ma with younger aqueous alterations events. Only a limited number of the Martian meteorites do not show evidence of significance terrestrial alterations. Selected areas within ALH84001, Nakhla, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 000593 and possibly Tissint are suitable for study of their indigenous reduced carbon bearing phases. Nakhla possesses discrete, well-defined carbonaceous phases present within iddingsite alteration zones. Based upon both isotopic measurements and analysis of Nakhla's organic phases the presence of pre-terrestrial organics is now recognized. The reduced carbon-bearing phases appear to have been deposited during preterrestrial aqueous alteration events that produced clays. In addition, the microcrystalline layers of Nakhla's iddingsite have discrete units of salt crystals suggestive of evaporation processes. While we can only speculate on the origin of these unique carbonaceous structures, we note that the significance of such observations is that it may allow us to understand the role of Martian carbon as seen in the Martian meteorites with obvious implications for astrobiology and the pre-biotic evolution of Mars. In any case, our observations strongly suggest that reduced organic carbon exists as micrometer- size, discrete structures</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li class="active"><span>12</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_12 --> <div id="page_13" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li class="active"><span>13</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="241"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFMMR23B2362D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFMMR23B2362D"><span id="translatedtitle">New Bulk Sulfur Measurements of Martian Meteorites - Implications for Sulfur Cycle on Mars</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ding, S.; Dasgupta, R.; Lee, C.; Wadhwa, M.</p> <p>2013-12-01</p> <p>Magmatic degassing was likely critical in giving rise to a thick atmosphere of ancient Mars and SO2 and H2S could have been key greenhouse gases. How much S was released depends on (1) the S content of the mantle-derived magma and (2) the magmatic sulfur budget of the basaltic crust. While the former is estimated by S content of basaltic melts at sulfide saturation (SCSS) [1,2], assuming mantle-derived magma is sulfide saturated, it is unclear how much S gets trapped during crystallization of basalts in the crust versus how much is released to the atmosphere. S content of the martian crust can be estimated from martian meteorites, yet bulk S concentration data of martian meteorites is limited [3]. Further, most martian meteorites contain cumulus minerals and some have experienced secondary alteration (weathering/ impact effects), which could either deplete or enrich S in these samples. To better constrain the degassing of S from the martian interior, we measured bulk S contents of 7 martian meteorites via high mass-resolution solution ICP-MS [4]. Basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> Los Angeles, Zagami and NWA 856 have S contents of 2865×224, 1954×91 and 1584×10 ppm, respectively while clinopyroxenites Nakhla and NWA 998 give values of 690×60 and 253×42 ppm S. Olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> NWA 1068 and Tissint have intermediate S contents of 1280×48 and 2120×68 ppm. The meteorites have lower S contents than the predicted SCSS of ~3500-4500 ppm [2] along liquid line of descent for a liquid similar to <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> 980459 at 1 GPa, estimated using alphaMELTS. Taking into account the possible proportion of inter-cumulus liquid (f= 6-70 wt.%) in the analyzed meteorites estimated by previous studies, the degassed S could be as low as ~300-1900 ppm (estimated by the difference between the SCSS×f and the S in the meteorites). However, nakhlite Nakhla and basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> NWA 856 and Zagami show higher S than the calculated SCSS×f. In these two meteorites, sulfides occur as</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040059920&hterms=Stone+Age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3D%2528Stone%2BAge%2529','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20040059920&hterms=Stone+Age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3D%2528Stone%2BAge%2529"><span id="translatedtitle">Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd Isotope Systematics of <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span> NWA 856: Crystallization Age and Implications for Alteration of Hot Desert SNC Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Brandon, A. D.; Nyquist, L. E.; Shih, C.-Y.; Wiesmann, H.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>Nakhlite NWA 998 was discovered in Algeria in 2001, and is unique among the six known members of this group of Martian meteorites in containing significant modal orthopyroxene. Initial petrologic and isotopic data were reported by Irving et al. This 456 gram stone consists mainly of sub-calcic augite with subordinate olivine and minor orthopyroxene, titanomagnetite, pyrrhotite, chlorapatite, and intercumulus An(sub 35) plagioclase. We report here preliminary results of radiogenic isotopic analyses conducted on fragmental material from the main mass.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19990063444&hterms=geochemistry&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dgeochemistry','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19990063444&hterms=geochemistry&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dgeochemistry"><span id="translatedtitle">Petrology and Geochemistry of a Mg- and Al-Rich Orthopyroxenite Xenolith in the EETA79001 <span class="hlt">Shergottite</span>: Implications for Mars Crustal Evolution</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Berkley, John L.</p> <p>1999-01-01</p> <p>EETA79001 is a Mars meteorite (SNC) consisting of multiple rock types, including two basalt types, olivine and pyroxene xenocrysts, and ultramafic xenoliths. This study is focused on the petrology and geochemistry of one orthopyroxenite xenolith in PTS 68, designated X-1. It consists of chemically homogeneous orthopyroxene cores with exceptionally high Mg/Fe (mg#=85) and Al. Cores are permeated by minute high-Si+Al glassy inclusions, some with augite microlites. Magnesian core areas are mantled by more Fe-rich orthopyroxene rims grading to pigeonite away from cores. The xenolith is transected by cross-cutting shear planes, some of pre-incorporation origin. Major and minor element composition and variation suggest that core areas are primarily igneous, crystallized from a high temperature mafic melt. However, nearly constant mg# across cores suggest metamorphic equilibration. Si+Al inclusions may result from, among other processes, exsolution of feldspathic material during subsolidus cooling, or may be solid materials (alkali feldspar) poikilitically enclosed by growing igneous orthopyroxene crystals. Late reaction with more fractionated melts produced Fe-rich mantles, the whole assemblage later cut by tectonic micro-shear planes. Raw electron microprobe data produced during this study are available on request from the author.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080030951','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20080030951"><span id="translatedtitle">Oxygen Fugacity of the Upper Mantle of Mars. Evidence from the Partitioning Behavior of Vanadium in Y980459 (Y98) and other Olivine-Phyric <span class="hlt">Shergottites</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shearer, C. K.; McKay, G. A.; Papike, J. J.; Karner, J.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>Using partitioning behavior of V between olivine and basaltic liquid precisely calibrated for martian basalts, we determined the redox state of primitive (olivine-rich, high Mg#) martian basalts near their liquidus. The combination of oxidation state and incompatible element characteristics determined from early olivine indicates that correlations between fO2 and other geochemical characteristics observed in many martian basalts is also a fundamental characteristic of these primitive magmas. However, our data does not exhibit the range of fO2 observed in these previous studies.. We conclude that the fO2 for the martian upper mantle is approximately IW+1 and is incompatible-element depleted. It seems most likely (although clearly open to interpretation) that these mantle-derived magmas assimilated a more oxidizing (>IW+3), incompatible-element enriched, lower crustal component as they ponded at the base of the martian crust.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993GeCoA..57..907K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993GeCoA..57..907K"><span id="translatedtitle">Examination of organic compounds from insoluble organic matter isolated from some Antarctic carbonaceous chondrites by heating experiments</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Komiya, M.; Shimoyama, A.; Harada, K.</p> <p>1993-02-01</p> <p>Insoluble organic matter isolated from five Antarctic CM2 chondrites was heated in a thermal analyzer from room temperature to 800 C under helium atmosphere. Organic compounds from the thermal decomposition of the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-791198 sample were studied by a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The number of compounds identified was over 120, belonging mainly to the two following groups: (1) benzene and naphthalene, and their alkyl derivatives; and (2) sulfur-containing heterocycles and their alkyl derivatives. Small amounts of aliphatic hydrocarbons and nitriles were also detected. Relative amounts of compounds released from the five chondrite samples were monitored by the MS with increasing temperature. <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-74662 and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-791198 showed organic compounds mainly over the temperature range of 300-600 C, while the other three (<span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-793321, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86720, and Belgica-7904) did not show any, except small amounts of benzene. These results indicate that the insoluble organics in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-74662 and <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-791198 possess a thermally labile organic fraction, whereas those in <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-793321, <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-86720, and Belgica-7904 do not and are graphitic. The difference between the insoluble organic fractions may be related to aqueous alteration and thermal metamorphism on the parent bodies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AGUFMMR11C2507D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AGUFMMR11C2507D"><span id="translatedtitle">Sulfur Concentration of Martian Magmas at Sulfide Saturation at High Pressures and Temperatures - Implications for Martian Magma Ocean and Magmatic Differentiation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ding, S.; Dasgupta, R.</p> <p>2012-12-01</p> <p>Sulfur is critical for a wide range of processes of terrestrial planets including thermal evolution of core and atmosphere and geochemistry of mantle and crust. For Mars, sulfur is particularly important because it may be abundant in the core [1] while SO 2 and H2 S might have exerted a strong greenhouse climate in the past [2]. A critical parameter that affects sulfur distribution during differentiation is the sulfur carrying capacity of mantle melts. However, most experiments constraining sulfur content at sulfide saturation (SCSS) are conducted on FeO poor (~5-12 wt.%) basalts [3] and recent experiments on high-FeO (~16-22 wt.%, [4]) Martian basalts are restricted to ≤0.8 GPa [5]. To constrain SCSS of Martian magmas at mantle conditions, we simulated basalt-sulfide melt equilibria (S added as 15-30 wt.% FeS) in Gr capsules using a piston cylinder at 1-3 GPa and 1500-1700 °C. Two starting compositions, equivalent to olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>980459 (Y98; ~17.53 wt.% FeO) and NWA 2990 (NWA; ~16.42 wt.% FeO) and thought to be primary magma [6] were used. A composition Y98+1.4 wt.% H2O was also explored to constrain the effect of water on SCSS. All experiments produced quenched sulfide and silicate melts ± opx . FeS species in the NWA glasses was confirmed from peaks at 300-400 cm-1 in Raman spectra [7]. At 1600 °C, SCSS, measured using EPMA, decreases with pressure, 4800 to 3500 ppm from 1 to 2.5 GPa for Y98, ~5440 to 4380 ppm from 1 to 2 GPa for Y98+1.4 wt.% H2O, and 5000 to 3000 ppm from 1 to 3 GPa for NWA. At 2 GPa, SCSS of NWA increases with temperature, 3300 to 4600 ppm from 1500 to 1700 °C. Combining new and previous experiments on Martian basalts [5] (a total of 28 SCSS data with FeO* of 9.3-32.78 wt.%), a preliminary equation of the form LnS (ppm) = a + b.P + c/T +d.XSiO2 + e.XAl2O3 + f.LnXFeO was fitted, where P is in GPa, T in K, and X represents mole fraction of a given oxide. Our study suggests that at conditions of final melt</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014LPICo1819.1004S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014LPICo1819.1004S"><span id="translatedtitle">The Chlorine Isotope Composition of Martian Meteorites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Sharp, Z. D.; Shearer, C. K.; Agee, C.; Burger, P. V.; McKeegan, K. D.</p> <p>2014-11-01</p> <p>The Cl isotope composition of martian meteorites range from -3.8 to +8.6 per mil. Ol-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are lightest; crustally contaminated samples are heaviest, basaltic <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> are in-between. The system is explained as two component mixing.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130011110','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20130011110"><span id="translatedtitle">The Effects of Oxygen Fugacity on the Crystallization Sequence and Cr Partitioning of an Analog Y-98 Liquid</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Bell, A. S.; Burger, P. V.; Le, Loan; Papike, J. J.; Jones, J.; Shearer, C. K.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Interpreting the relationship between "enriched" olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (e.g. NWA 1068/1110) and the "enriched" pyroxene-plagioclase <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> (e.g. Shergotty, Los Angeles) is problematic. Symes et al. [1] and Shearer et al. [2]) proposed that the basaltic magma that crystallized to produce olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> NWA 1068/1110 could produce pyroxene-plagioclase <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> with additional fractional crystallization. However, additional observations indicate that the relationship among the enriched <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> may be more complex [1-3]. For example, Herd [3] concluded that some portion of the olivine megacrysts in this meteorite was xenocrystic in origin, seemingly derived from more reduced basaltic liquids. This conclusion may imply that a variety of complex processes such as magma mixing, entrainment, and assimilation may play important roles in the petrologic history of these meteorites. It is therefore possible that these processes have obscured the petrogenetic linkages between the enriched olivine-phyric <span class="hlt">shergottites</span> and the pyroxene-plagioclase <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. As a first order step in attempting to unravel these petrologic complexities, this study focuses upon exploring the effect of fO2 on the crystallization history for an analog primitive <span class="hlt">shergottite</span> liquid composition (Y98). Results from this work will provide a basis for reconstructing the record of fO2 in <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>, its effect on both mineral chemistries and valence state partitioning, and a means for examining the role of crystallization on the petrologic linkages between olivine-phyric and pyroxene-plagioclase <span class="hlt">shergottites</span>. A companion abstract [4] explores the behavior of V over this range of fO2.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010PolSc...4..215S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010PolSc...4..215S"><span id="translatedtitle">Bacterial communities in two Antarctic ice cores analyzed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Segawa, Takahiro; Ushida, Kazunari; Narita, Hideki; Kanda, Hiroshi; Kohshima, Shiro</p> <p>2010-08-01</p> <p>Antarctic ice cores could preserve ancient airborne microorganisms. We examined bacteria in two Antarctic ice core samples, an interglacial age sample from Mizuho Base and a glacial age sample from the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> Mountains, by 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. Bacterial density, the number of bacterial OTUs and Simpson’s diversity index was larger in the Mizuho sample than in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> sample. The 16S rDNA clone library from the Mizuho sample was dominated by the phylum Firmicutes, while the large part of that from the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> sample was composed of the Gamma proteobacteria group. Major sources of these identified bacteria estimated from their database records also differed between the samples: in the Mizuho sample bacterial species recorded from animals were higher than that of the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> sample, while in the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> sample bacteria from aquatic and snow-ice environments were higher than that of the Mizuho sample. The results suggest that these bacteria were past airborne bacteria that would vary in density, diversity and species composition depending on global environmental change. Our results imply that bacteria in Antarctic ice cores could be used as new environmental markers for past environmental studies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19800036000&hterms=ice+age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dice%2Bage','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19800036000&hterms=ice+age&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dice%2Bage"><span id="translatedtitle">Measurements of Cl-36 in Antarctic meteorites and Antarctic ice using a Van de Graaff accelerator</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nishiizumi, K.; Arnold, J. R.; Finkel, R. C.; Elmore, D.; Ferraro, R. D.; Gove, H. E.; Beukens, R. P.; Chang, K. H.; Kilius, L. R.</p> <p>1979-01-01</p> <p>The paper presents measurements of cosmic-ray produced (Cl-36) in Antarctic meteorites and ice using a Van de Graaff accelerator as an ultrasensitive mass spectrometer. Results from this ion counting technique are used to support a two-stage irradiation model for the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-7301 and Allan Hills-76008 meteorites and to show a long terrestrial age for Allan Hills-77002. <span class="hlt">Yamato</span>-7304 has a terrestrial age of less than 0.1 m.y., and the (Cl-36) content of the Antarctic ice sample from the <span class="hlt">Yamato</span> mountain is consistent with levels expected in currently depositing snow implying that the age of the ice cap at this site is less than on (Cl-36) half-life.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li class="active"><span>13</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_13 --> <center> <div class="footer-extlink text-muted"><small>Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. 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