Trace element partitioning between ilmenite, armalcolite and anhydrous silicate melt: Implications for the formation of lunar high-Ti mare basalts

M. van Kan, P.R.D. Mason, W. van Westrenen

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    Abstract

    We performed a series of experiments at high pressures and temperatures to determine the partitioning of a wide range of trace elements between ilmenite (Ilm), armalcolite (Arm) and anhydrous lunar silicate melt, to constrain geochemical models of the formation of titanium-rich melts in the Moon. Experiments were performed in graphite-lined platinum capsules at pressures and temperatures ranging from 1.1 to 2.3GPa and 1300-1400°C using a synthetic Ti-enriched Apollo 'black glass' composition in the CaO-FeO-MgO-Al
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4179-4193
    JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
    Volume2011
    Issue number75
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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