Experimental Shock DeComposition of Siderite and the Origin of Magnetite in Martian Meteorite Allan Hills 84001

Bell M. S. *

80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017 [#6261]

abstract (PDF)

“ALH 84001 martian meteorite was collected by an ANSMET team in 1984 and in 1996 researchers reported that it contained magnetite that could be evidence of life on early Mars. An abiotic formation mechanism for the magnetites in ALH is presented. ”