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Opaque-rich lithology in the Divnoe achondrite: Petrology and originAn opaque-rich lithology (ORL) makes up to approximately 9 vol. percent of the Divnoe achondrite. It is characterized by enrichment of troilite and pyroxene, compared to the bulk Divnoe, and by the presence of tiny remnants of olivine in low-CA pyroxene and low minor element concentrations in pyroxene. The ORL was formed by local reaction between gaseous sulfur and olivine in the Divnoe. The Divnoe meteorite is an olivine-rich achondrite with subchondritic chemistry and mineralogy. It has a granoblastic coarse-grained olivine groundmass (CGL: coarse-grained lithology) with relatively large (2-10 mm) poikilitic patches (PP) of pyroxene and, rarely, plagioclase. The groundmass also contains an opaque-rich fine-grained lithology (ORL) which comprises approximately 9 vol. percent of the meteorite, displays reaction boundaries with the groundmass, and differs in mineral chemistry from it. Numerous micron- to mm-thick veins of troilite and, rarely, metal cross all the lithologies found in the meteorite. The Divnoe itself appears to represent a sample of an igneous source region.
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Conference Paper
Petaev, M. I. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
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