Experimental petrology of the Tissint meteorite: Redox estimates, crystallization curves, and evaluation of petrogenetic models

Castle, N. and Herd, C. D. K. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. doi: 10.1111/maps.12739 LINK “Tissint is an olivine-phyric shergottite from an incompatible element depleted Martian mantle source. Oxythermobarometry applied to Tissint mineral phases demonstrates that…

A Noachian source region for the “Black Beauty” meteorite, and a source lithology for Mars surface hydrated dust?

Beck P et al. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 427, 104–111 LINK

Evidence for a Widespread Basaltic Breccia Component in the Martian Low-Albedo Regions from the Reflectance Spectrum of Northwest Africa 7034

Kevin M. Cannon, John F. Mustard, Carl B. Agee Icarus, available online 29 January 2015 LINK Meteorite may represent ‘bulk background’ of Mars’ battered crust Brown University (January 30, 2015)

A TEM Study of the Fine-Grained Material of the NWA 7533 Martian Regolith Breccia

H. Leroux, M. Marinova, D. Jacob, R. H. Hewins, B. Zanda, M. Humayun, J. P. Lorand 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1832 PDF LINK