Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Mössbauer spectroscopy on Mars: goethite in the Columbia Hills at Gusev crater
Author(s): Klingelhoefer, Goestar
DeGrave, Eddy
Morris, Richard Van
Van Alboom, A Toon
de Resende, Valdirene G
de Souza Jr, Paulo A
Rodionov, Daniel S
Schröder, Christian
Ming, Douglas Wayne
Yen, Albert S
Contact Email:
Keywords: MIMOS II
field distribution
Gusev crater
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Date Deposited: 28-Oct-2013
Citation: Klingelhoefer G, DeGrave E, Morris RV, Van Alboom AT, de Resende VG, de Souza Jr PA, Rodionov DS, Schröder C, Ming DW & Yen AS (2005) Mössbauer spectroscopy on Mars: goethite in the Columbia Hills at Gusev crater. Hyperfine Interactions, 166 (1-4), pp. 549-554.
Abstract: In January 2004 the USA space agency NASA landed two rovers on the surface of Mars, both carrying the Mainz Mössbauer spectrometer MIMOS II. The instrument on the Mars-Exploration-Rover (MER) Spirit analyzed soils and rocks on the plains and in the Columbia Hills of Gusev crater landing site on Mars. The surface material in the plains have an olivine basaltic signature suggesting physical rather than chemical weathering processes present in the plains. The Mössbauer signature for the Columbia Hills surface material is very different ranging from nearly unaltered material to highly altered material. Some of the rocks, in particular a rock named Clovis, contain a significant amount of the Fe oxyhydroxide goethite, α-FeOOH, which is mineralogical evidence for aqueous processes because it is formed only under aqueous conditions. In this paper we describe the analysis of these data using hyperfine field distributions (HFD) and discuss the results in comparison to terrestrial analogues.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s10751-006-9329-y
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Licence URL(s):

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Klingelhoefer2006_moessbauer_spectroscopy_on_mars-goethite_in_the_columbia_hills_at_gusev_crater.pdfFulltext - Published Version375.41 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.