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Chemical Stratification of the Mantle

Anderson, Don L. (1979) Chemical Stratification of the Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research B, 84 (B11). pp. 6297-6298. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB084iB11p06297.

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Differentiation of the mantle results in a thick layer of basalt which cannot sink below about 670 km even after it converts to eclogite and garnetite. The mantle is therefore chemically stratified. The upper mantle stratification is possibly garnet peridotite overlying eclogite.

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Additional Information:© 1979 by the American Geophysical Union. Paper number 9B0926. Received April 12, 1979; revised June 4, 1979; accepted June 18, 1979. The author acknowledges helpful discussions with Leon Silver and Frank Richter. This research was supported by NASA contract NGL05-002-069. Contribution 3240, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125.
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Official Citation:Anderson, D. L. (1979), Chemical stratification of the mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 84(B11), 6297–6298, doi:10.1029/JB084iB11p06297
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