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Radar Bright Region C, Mercuryi
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Radar Bright Region C- not defined -
MercuryPlanet

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The large, irregular region north of the equator, centered at ca. 120°E. Rough and blocky surface likely comprising material excavated due to impact phenomena. Heavily cratered. Contains impact ejecta.

The K-feldspar is represented by either orthoclase or sanidine; the orthopyroxene may be enstatite; plagioclase: bytownite, labrador; garnet: grossular and/or pyrope.

The characteristic feature is the high abundance of the orthopyroxene, with low or no CPX.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
'Garnet Group' ?
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
Perovskite ?
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383
Troilite ?
Formula: FeS
Reference: Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009): Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science: 57: 364-383

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite ?2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Perovskite ?4.CC.30CaTiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group' ?-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite ?2.8.9.1FeS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite ?4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group' ?-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O RutileTiO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS

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Sprague, A.L., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Kozlowski, R.W.H., Helbert, J., Maturilli, A., Warell, J.B., Hora, J.L. (2009) Spectral emissivity measurements of Mercury’s surface indicate Mg- and Ca-rich mineralogy, K-spar, Na-rich plagioclase, rutile, with possible perovskite, and garnet. Planetary and Space Science, 57, 364-383.


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