Microtektites and Tektites: A Chemical Comparison

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Science  20 Nov 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3960, pp. 845-847
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3960.845


Elemental abundance (20 trace elements, 3 major elements) comparisons for Ivory Coast microtektites and Australasian microtektites indicate that there are distinct chemical similarities between microtektites and nearby tektites. Several trace element abundances in microtektites are quite different from those observed in Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 samples.

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