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Elevated initial Sr-87/Sr-86 in ordinary chondrite metalThe metal phase of ordinary chondrites has been found to contain a complex assemblage of non-metal phases, evidently formed when elements such as Si, Cr and P, originally dissolved in the metal, were subsequently oxidized and exsolved. We have investigated the Rb-Sr isotopic system in samples of H-chondrite metal, finding small but nontrivial amounts of Sr, apparently concentrated toward the surface of metal grains, and characterized by pronounced excesses of Sr-87/Sr-86 in chondritic metal can plausibly account for the characteristically elevated initial Sr-87/Sr-86 found in ordinary chondrite phosphates, but it remains unclear when and where the metal experienced the high Rb/Sr environment needed to account for such high Sr-87/Sr-86. We have previously reported Rb-Sr data for separated metal from Dhajala (H3), Forest Vale (H4) and Estacado (H6). Here we report data for two size fractions (80-160 and 280-450 microns) of separated metal from the H4 chondrite Ste. Marguerite. These samples were etched twice (.5N HCl for one hour) before dissolution (6N HCl). Aliquots of the solutions were spiked for Fe, Ca and Rb + Sr. The results for Ste. Marguerite metal are presented; errors are two-sigma and elemental concentrations are stated in terms of total sample weight.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Podosek, F. A. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Brannon, J. C. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Perron, C. (National Museum of Natural History Paris, France)
Pellas, P. (National Museum of Natural History Paris, France)
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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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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