Review komatiites: from Earth’s geological settings to planetary and astrobiological contexts

@article{NnaMvondo2005ReviewKF,
  title={Review komatiites: from Earth’s geological settings to planetary and astrobiological contexts},
  author={D. Nna-Mvondo and J. Mart{\'i}nez-Fr{\'i}as},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={157-179}
}
Komatiites are fascinating volcanic rocks. They are among the most ancient lavas of the Earth following the 3.8 Ga pillow basalts at Isua and they represent some of the oldest ultramafic magmatic rocks preserved in the Earth’s crust at 3.5 Ga. This fact, linked to their particular features (high magnesium content, high melting temperatures, low dynamic viscosities, etc.), has attracted the community of geoscientists since their discovery in the early sixties, who have tried to determine their… Expand

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