Review Paper. Mineral evolution

  title={Review Paper. Mineral evolution},
  author={R. M. Hazen and D. Papineau and W. Bleeker and R. Downs and J. M. Ferry and T. McCoy and D. A. Sverjensky and H. Yang},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  pages={1693 - 1720}
  • R. M. Hazen, D. Papineau, +5 authors H. Yang
  • Published 2008
  • American Mineralogist
  • The mineralogy of terrestrial planets evolves as a consequence of a range of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In pre-stellar molecular clouds, widely dispersed microscopic dust particles contain approximately a dozen refractory minerals that represent the starting point of planetary mineral evolution. Gravitational clumping into a protoplanetary disk, star formation, and the resultant heating in the stellar nebula produce primary refractory constituents of chondritic meteorites… CONTINUE READING
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