[meteorite-list] Fw: New Issue: Granite-like rocks on Vesta
From: Pete Shugar <pshugar_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:56:31 -0500
I thought that the presence of Quartz was a good indication
that the rock was not a meteorite !!!!!
Now it seems that at least the 4 Vesta meteorites can have
some Quartz in them?????
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Flaherty" <grf2 at verizon.net>
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Subject: [meteorite-list] Fw: New Issue: Granite-like rocks on Vesta
> List/Darren you had asked once about granite. I don't remember if was a
> compositional or an origin issue.
> I do know that granite's crystaline structure results from slow cooling
> under monumental pressures [substantially 5 miles of overburden is a
> commonly mentioned denominator-often referred to as "the roots of
> So what if anything does this tell us about Vesta's possible history?
> Jerry Flaherty
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> Subject: New Issue: Granite-like rocks on Vesta
>> Announcement from Planetary Science Research Discoveries [PSRD] wedsite
>> New article online: The Complicated Geologic History of Asteroid 4 Vesta
>> -- Meteorites from asteroid 4 Vesta show that it contains patches of
>> granite-like rock.
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