MINERAL ECOLOGY: CHANCE AND NECESSITY IN THE MINERAL DIVERSITY OF TERRESTRIAL PLANETS

@article{Hazen2015MINERALEC,
  title={MINERAL ECOLOGY: CHANCE AND NECESSITY IN THE MINERAL DIVERSITY OF TERRESTRIAL PLANETS},
  author={R. Hazen and E. S. Grew and R. Downs and J. J. Golden and G. Hystad},
  journal={Canadian Mineralogist},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={295-324}
}
  • R. Hazen, E. S. Grew, +2 authors G. Hystad
  • Published 2015
  • Geology
  • Canadian Mineralogist
  • Four factors contribute to the roles played by chance and necessity in determining mineral distribution and diversity at or near the surfaces of terrestrial planets: (1) crystal chemical characteristics; (2) mineral stability ranges; (3) the probability of occurrence for rare minerals; and (4) stellar and planetary stoichiometries in extrasolar systems. The most abundant elements generally have the largest numbers of mineral species, as modeled by relationships for Earth9s upper continental… CONTINUE READING
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