mugearite


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mugearite

(muːˈɡɪəraɪt)
n
(Geological Science) an igneous rock containing oligoclase, olivine, orthoclase, and apatite
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Although Jake_M is very different from known Martian rocks, Stolper and colleagues realized that it is very similar in its chemical composition to a relatively rare type of terrestrial igneous rock, known as a mugearite, which is typically found on ocean islands and in continental rift zones.
Lavas recovered from Welker Seamount include hawaiite, mugearite, and benmoreite, all with low MgO, Ni, Cr and Sc, and light-REE-enriched trace element patterns (Dalrymple et al.