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Crossing the Dunes at Murray Buttes, Sites 54-, Sols 1353-, May 28 2016-
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QUOTE (jccwrt @ Mar 27 2017, 04:02 PM) *
Some late-breaking discussion on the Ireson Hill caprocks from LPSC last week: these appear to be a new class ('Pogy') of basaltic sediment found within Gale Crater. They're unusual in that they're alkalic, but look like they have a different source region from similar rocks (e.g. Jake M) that have been studied previously. The Pogy rocks have a low potassium and nickel content, but are heavily enriched in calcium. So far these don't look like they were a major contribution to the Murray sedimentary system (if they even belong to it), and might represent a brief pulse of activity from another sediment source. Pogy-class rocks also have Fe/Mg ratio and CaO/Al2O3 ratios, which is similar to shergottites. That's about all I understood from the talks.

Cool! Was this a ChemCam talk?

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It's a mix of information from ChemCam (John Bridges) and APXS/basalt chemistry modelling (Mariek Schmidt) talks.
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QUOTE (charborob @ Mar 28 2017, 06:19 AM) *
Sol 1648 Lmastcam view (no color correction). Notice the "pancake piles" on the left

mmm, Thanks for that, absolutely lovely pancakes! now serving stitch pair anaglyph salvaged from the ICE mess with a heaping helping of flapjacks on the side for parellel viewing
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