The Northwest Africa 10416 olivine-phyric Martian basalt: product of magma mixing, assimilation and alteration

Author
Herd, Christopher
Walton, Erin L.
Ziegler, Karen
Vaci, Zoltan
Agee, Carl
Muttik, Nele
Faculty Advisor
Date
2016
Keywords
basalt , Mars , meteorites
Abstract (summary)
The Northwest Africa (NWA) 10416 olivine-phyric basalt is distinct from other Martian basalts in several ways, including in the record of pre-terrestrial alteration preserved within it. Here we report the details of the mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of this intriguing specimen, which suggest that the history of the rock includes assimilation of previously altered igneous phases.
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Notes
Presented on March 21-25, 2016 at the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
Item Type
Presentation
Language
English
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