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Thermomagnetic analysis of meteorites, 2. C2 chondrites

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

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Abstract

Samples of all eighteen of the known C2 chondrites have been analyzed thermomagnetically. For eleven of these, initial Fe3O4 content is low (generally <1%) and theJs-T curves are irreversible. The heating curves show variable greater (up to 10 times) than it is initially. This behavior is attributed to the production of magnetite from a thermally unstable phase - apparently FeS. Four of the remaining seven C2 chondrites contain Fe3O4 as the only significant magnetic phase: initial magnetite contents range from 4 to 13%. The remaining three C2 chondrites contain iron or nickel-iron in addition to Fe3O4. These seven C2 chondrites show little evidence of the breakdown of a thermally unstable phase. ?? 1975.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Thermomagnetic analysis of meteorites, 2. C2 chondrites
Series title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume
27
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
101
Last page:
107
Number of Pages:
7