Determination of Planetary Basalt Parentage: A Simple Technique Using the Electron MicroprobePrevious studies have demonstrated the usefulness of major and minor elements in silicate phases to understand differences among basaltic systems and the influence of different planetary environments on basalt chemistry (e.g., Papike ). Intriguing data displays presented by Papike  include a plot of Mn vs. Fe (atoms per formula unit, afu) for pyroxene and olivine and a plot showing the anorthite content of plagioclase from different planetary basalts. Here we combine portions of these plots (Fig. 4) and provide all new data for olivine and plagioclase.
Papike, J. J. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Karner, J. M. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Shearer, C. K. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)