[meteorite-list] MINERALS IN METEORITES
From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:06 2004
> I am interested in obtaining information regarding minerals. For
> example, Olivine what is its elemental make-up, chemical structure,
> etc. Any good websites that would give this level of scientific
Hi Greg and List,
An excellent source on the mineralogy of meteorites can be found here:
RUBIN A.E. (1997) Mineralogy of meteorite
groups (Meteoritics 32-2, 1997, 231-247).
RUBIN A.E. (1997) Mineralogy of meteorite groups:
An update (Meteoritics 32-5, 1997, 733).
The elemental make-up of olivine, a silicate, is as follows:
(Mg,Fe)2SiO4. A.E. Rubin describes it as belonging to the
mesosilicates (independent SiO4 tetrahedra).
Received on Wed 31 Jan 2001 01:31:57 PM PST