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Mugearite

Mugearite is a type of oligoclase-bearing basalt, comprising olivine, apatite, and opaque oxides. The main feldspar in mugearite is oligoclase.[1]

The rock type was first identified at Mugeary on the island of Skye, Scotland by Alfred Harker in 1904.[2] Analysis of a Martian rock found by the Curiosity rover and named "Jake Matijevic"(or "Jake M"), after a NASA engineer, determined that the martian rock was very similar to terrestrial mugearite.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Mugearite
  2. ^ a b Amos, Jonathan (17 October 2012). "Cosmic coincidence on the road to Glenelg".  
  3. ^ Stolper, E.M.; Baker, M.B.; Newcombe, M.E.; Schmidt, M.E.; Treiman, A.H.; Cousin, A.; Dyar, M.D.; Fisk, M.R.; Gellert, R.; King, P.L.; Leshin, L.; Maurice, S.; McLennan, S.M.; Minitti, M.E.; Perrett, G.; Rowland, S.; Sautter, V.; Wiens, R.C.; MSL ScienceTeam. "The Petrochemistry of Jake_M: A Martian Mugearite".  
  4. ^ Grotzinger, John (September 26, 2013). "Introduction To Special Issue: Analysis of Surface Materials by the Curiosity Mars Rover".  
  5. ^ Webster, Guy; Brown, Dwayne (September 26, 2013). "Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity".  
  • The Journal of Geology, Vol. 69, No. 2 (Mar., 1961), pp. 186-203Mugearites and Their Place in Alkali Igneous Rock Series,I. D. Muir and C. E. Tilley,
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