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Mantle geochemistry

Big lessons from little droplets

How does Hawaii look deep below the surface? Like viewing an object at a different magnification, studies of minuscule inclusions in volcanic rocks on the surface provide a fresh perspective on the question.

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Figure 1: Models of the geochemical structure of the Hawaiian mantle plume.


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