The 26Al, light rare gas and major and minor element contents of Al-rich and poor samples separated from Allende. Bereba and Junivas have been measured. The production rate of 21Ne from Al (21PAl) is (1.9 ± 0.6) × 21PSi and 22 21PAl = 1.4 ± 0.4. The 3He, 21Ne and 38Ar exposure ages of the eucritic pyroxenes agree suggesting complete cosmogenic gas retention. The eucritic feldspars have lost virtually all 3He and most radiogenic 4He. The equation 26Al = 0.42 ± 0.41 Mg + 2.74 ± 0.21 Si + 4.92 ± 0.51 Al + 1.33 S + 0.24 Ca + 0.03 Fe reproduces within 15% our 26Al measurements and the average values measured in ordinary chondrites without recourse to unusual cosmic-ray effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geochemistry and Petrology