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Mineral magnetism; providing new insights into geoscience processes

Richard J. Harrison and Joshua M. Feinberg
Mineral magnetism; providing new insights into geoscience processes
Elements (August 2009) 5 (4): 209-215


Magnetic minerals are ubiquitous in the natural environment, and they are also present in a wide range of biological organisms, from bacteria to human beings. the last ten years have seen a striking improvement in our ability to detect and image the magnetization of minerals in geological and biological samples. these minerals carry a wealth of information encoded in their magnetic properties. Mineral magnetism (together with the related disciplines of rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, and biomagnetism) decodes this information and applies it to an ever increasing range of geoscience problems, from the origin of magnetic anomalies on Mars to quantifying variations in earth's paleoclimate.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Mineral magnetism; providing new insights into geoscience processes
Affiliation: University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pages: 209-215
Published: 200908
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 17
Accession Number: 2009-083383
Categories: General geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes glossary
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: University of Minnesota, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200945
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