Key new pieces of the HIMU puzzle from olivines and diamond inclusions

@article{Weiss2016KeyNP,
  title={Key new pieces of the HIMU puzzle from olivines and diamond inclusions},
  author={Yaakov Weiss and Cornelia Class and Steven L. Goldstein and Takeshi Hanyu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={537},
  pages={666-670}
}
Mantle melting, which leads to the formation of oceanic and continental crust, together with crust recycling through plate tectonics, are the primary processes that drive the chemical differentiation of the silicate Earth. The present-day mantle, as sampled by oceanic basalts, shows large chemical and isotopic variability bounded by a few end-member compositions. Among these, the HIMU end-member (having a high U/Pb ratio, μ) has been generally considered to represent subducted/recycled basaltic… CONTINUE READING

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