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What Drives Iron Isotope Fractionation in Magma?

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Science  20 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5883, pp. 1600-1601
DOI: 10.1126/science.1160204

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Unlike other metals, magmatic melting and recrystallization fractionate iron isotopes, possibly because of the different oxidation states of iron.