Formation Mechanism of Iron-Rich Olivine: Experimental Constrains into Early Fluid-Assisted Hydration and Dehydration Processes on Asteroids

Dobricǎ E. * Nuth J. A. Brearley A. J.

80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017 [#6342]

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“We performed three new experiments in an attempt to synthesize FeO-rich olivine. This study shows that fayalite could form on the parent body of asteroids at low temperature during hydration-dehydration processes. ”