Hochleitner, Rupert; Tarcea, N.; Simon, G.; Kiefer, W.; Popp, J.
Micro-Raman spectroscopy: A valuable tool for the investigation of extraterrestrial material.
In: Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Vol. 35, No. 6: pp. 515-518
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The investigation of different samples of SNC (Shergotty-Nakhla-Chassigny) meteorites was chosen to test the ability of micro-Raman spectroscopy to cope with extraterrestrial material. The following SNC meteorites were investigated: Sayh al Uhaymir 060, Dar al Gani 735, Dar al Gani 476, Northwest Africa 856, Los Angeles, Northwest Africa 1068 and Zagami. Pyrite as a hitherto undescribed phase in the picritic (olivine-phyric) shergottite NWA 1068 and reduced carbon (e.g. graphite) and anatase in the shergottite Say al Uhaymir 060 are new findings for this class of meteorites.