Silica deposits in the Nili Patera caldera on the Syrtis Major volcanic complex on Mars

@inproceedings{Skok2010SilicaDI,
  title={Silica deposits in the Nili Patera caldera on the Syrtis Major volcanic complex on Mars},
  author={John R. Skok and John F. Mustard and Bethany L. Ehlmann and Ralph E. Milliken and Scott L. Murchie},
  year={2010}
}
The martian surface features abundant volcanoes and evidence for past liquid water. Extant or relict martian volcanic hydrothermal systems have therefore been sought in the pursuit of evidence for habitable environments1. The Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, detected deposits highly enriched in silica with accessory minerals, suggesting formation by hydrothermal leaching of basaltic rocks by low-pH solutions2. However, extensive erosion has obscured the context of the formation environment of… CONTINUE READING
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