The Petrochemistry of Jake_M: A Martian Mugearite

@article{Stolper2013ThePO,
  title={The Petrochemistry of Jake_M: A Martian Mugearite},
  author={E. Stolper and M. Baker and M. Newcombe and M. E. Schmidt and A. Treiman and A. Cousin and M. Dyar and M. Fisk and R. Gellert and P. King and L. Leshin and S. Maurice and S. McLennan and M. Minitti and G. Perrett and S. Rowland and V. Sautter and R. Wiens},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={341}
}
“Jake_M,” the first rock analyzed by the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer instrument on the Curiosity rover, differs substantially in chemical composition from other known martian igneous rocks: It is alkaline (>15% normative nepheline) and relatively fractionated. Jake_M is compositionally similar to terrestrial mugearites, a rock type typically found at ocean islands and continental rifts. By analogy with these comparable terrestrial rocks, Jake_M could have been produced by extensive… Expand
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