Schaffer, Lillian A.; Peslier, Anne H.; Brandon, Alan D; Bizimis, Michael; Gibler, Robert; Norman, Marc; Harvey, Jason
The distribution of water in the upper mantle plays a crucial role in the Earth’s deep water cycle, magmatism, and plate
tectonics. To better constrain how these large-scale geochemical systems operate, peridotite and pyroxenite mantle xenoliths
from Kilbourne Hole (KH) and Rio Puerco (RP) along the Rio Grande Rift (NM, USA) were analyzed for water, and major
and trace element contents. These xenoliths sample a lithosphere whose composition was influenced by subduction and rifting,
and can...[Show more]
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