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Primordial light oxygen pockets

Nature Geoscience volume 10, pages 803804 (2017) | Download Citation

Ancient lavas reveal the presence of deep mantle reservoirs with anomalously light oxygen signatures. These lavas fingerprint heterogeneous mantle domains in early Earth that may have since been mixed away.

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  1. Marco Fiorentini is at the School of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

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