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Proposed role of bacteria in volkonskoite formation
Author(s): Y. S. Simakova
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Paper Abstract

New data on the composition and genesis of volkonskoite based on mineralogical investigation of the mineral and enclosing rocks are presented. SEM investigations of volkonskoites display undoubted role of organic matter (living and dead) in the formation of volkonskoite, i.e. in the chromium concentration and fixation in the smectite structure.

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Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4939, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VI, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486695
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Y. S. Simakova, Institute of Geology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4939:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VI
Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Jere H. Lipps, Editor(s)

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