An experimental study of the oxidation state of vanadium in spinel and basaltic melt with implications for the origin of planetary basalt

Abstract

The distribution of V in magmatic rocks is controlled primarily by spinel stability. Extensive previous experimental work at oxidized conditions on doped (V-rich) compositions has led to the recognition of the importance of temperature, oxygen fugacity, and spinel composition, but also left ambiguity with respect to the relative importance of these… (More)

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