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FMVA January Meeting

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Description: While eruptions at mid-ocean ridges comprise ~80% of Earth’s volcanism, they get decidedly less attention than subaerial volcanoes because they are mostly hidden from view. Mid-ocean ridge basalts (“MORB”) aren’t particularly known for their mineral diversity, but they do have a lot of interesting things to say about the composition and temperature of everyone’s favorite peridotite – the mantle. Allie will share her enthusiasm for MORB with all who attend.  


January 29
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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