Needham, A. ; Abel, R. L.; Tomkinson, T.; Johnson, D. and Grady, M. M.
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Fluids in a near-surface environment on Mars were responsible for the formation and alteration of many minerals in the nakhlite meteorites. Halite is one of a range of such secondary minerals that includes clays, carbonates, sulphates, oxides, and iron oxy-hydroxides which may have formed at different times, under different fluid flow regimes (groundwater, hydrothermal, crater lake), experiencing a range of water-rock ratios, evaporative histories, and varying degrees of interaction with the atmosphere and bedrock.
We present here the results of a combined computed tomography and electron microscopy investigation focusing on the formation of halite in the Nakhla meteorite.
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|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Authors|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Patricia Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||17 May 2012 09:37|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 14:08|
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