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High-Fe, low-Al basalts: evidence of extensive mantle processing on Earth, Moon, Mars, Vesta, Venus, and Io

Filiberto, Justin; Kirchoff, Michelle R.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Kieffer, Walter S. and Treiman, Allan H. (2008). High-Fe, low-Al basalts: evidence of extensive mantle processing on Earth, Moon, Mars, Vesta, Venus, and Io. In: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 5-9 Oct 2008, Houston TX.

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Abstract

Ferropicrite basalts – basalts with relatively high-Fe and low-Al contents compared to ‘normal' basalts – are a minor but widespread component of magmatism on Earth. We have investigated how widespread high-Fe, low-Al compositions (similar to ferropicrites) are on other terrestrial planetary bodies and suggest that these basalts formed through similar processes.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
Keywords: Ferropicrite basalts; Fe; Al; mantle processing
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 24303
Depositing User: Susanne Schwenzer
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 09:23
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 21:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24303
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