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The Chemical Composition of the Interior Shells of the Earth

J. M. Herndon
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Vol. 372, No. 1748 (Aug. 4, 1980), pp. 149-154
Published by: Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2398362
Page Count: 6
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The Chemical Composition of the Interior Shells of the Earth
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Abstract

The suggestion is made that the core and lower mantle of the Earth are chemically analogous to the two principal components of highly reduced enstatite chondrite meteorites. This suggestion is supported by mass ratio comparisons.

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