Thermal Decomposition of an Impure (roxbury) Siderite: Relevance to the Presence of Chemically Pure Magnetite Crystals in Alh84001 Carbonate Disks

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Background and Introduction: The question of the origin of nanophase magnetite in Martian meteorite ALH84001 has been widely debated for nearly a decade. Golden et al. [1] have reported producing nearly chemically pure magnetite from thermal decomposition of chemically impure siderite [(Fe, Mg, Mn)CO3]. This claim is significant for three reasons: first, it… (More)

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@inproceedings{Clemett2009ThermalDO, title={Thermal Decomposition of an Impure (roxbury) Siderite: Relevance to the Presence of Chemically Pure Magnetite Crystals in Alh84001 Carbonate Disks}, author={Simon J. Clemett and David S. McKay and Everett K. Gibson}, year={2009} }