Publications on Compositional and Mineralogical Studies of Meteorites

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9.         Sears, D.W. and Axon, H.J. (1975)  Metal of high cobalt content in LL chondrites.  Meteoritics, 11, 97-100.

11.       Sears. D.W. and Axon, H.J. (1976)  Nickel and cobalt contents of chondritic meteorites.  Nature, 260, 34-35.

19.       Sears, D.W. (1978)  Condensation and the composition of the iron meteorites. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 41, 128-138.

23.       Sears, D.W. (1979)  Did iron meteorites form in the asteroid belt?  Evidence from thermodynamic models.  Icarus, 40, 471-483.

24.       Sears, D.W. (1979)  The composition of iron meteorites:  A study by factor analysis.  Meteoritics, 14, 297-306. 

26.       Rambaldi, E.R., Sears, D.W. and Wasson, J.T. (1980)  Si-rich grains in highly unequilibrated chondrites.  Nature, 287, 817-820.

32.       Chou, C.-L., Sears, D.W. and Wasson, J.T. (1981)  Composition and classification of clasts from the St. Mesmin meteorite.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 54, 367-378.

55.       Sears, D.W.G. and Weeks, K.S. (1986)  Physical and chemical studies of type 3 chondrites VI:  Siderophile elements in ordinary chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 50, 2815-2832.

97.       Simon S. B., Grossman L., Casanova I., Symes S., Benoit P, Sears D. W. G. and Wacker J. F. (1995)  Axtell, a new CV3 chondrite find from Texas.  Meteoritics 30, 42-46.

128.     Krot A.N., Brearley A.J.,Petaev M.I., Kallemeyn G.W., Sears D.W.G., Benoit P.H., Hutcheon I.D., Zolensky M.E., and Keil K. (2000) Evidence for low-temperature growth of fayalite and hedenbergite in MacAlpine Hills 88107, an ungrouped carbonaceous chondrite related to the CM-CO clan.  Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 35, 1365-1386.


Abstracts and Extended Abstracts

A1.      Sears, D.W. and Axon, H.J. (1975)  The metal content of common chondrites. Meteoritics, 10, 486-487.

A3.      Sears, D.W. and Axon, H.J. (1977)  Condensation/accretion conditions of the major iron meteorite groups.  Meteoritics, 12, 362.

A10.    Sears, D.W. and Marshall, C. (1980)  Some studies on magnetic extracts from unequilibrated ordinary chondrites.  Meteoritics, 15, 364-365.

A11.    Sears, D.W., Willis, J. and Wasson, J.T. (1980)  Formation of IAB and IIICD iron meteorites.  Lunar Planet. Sci. XI, 1018-1021.

A13.    Sears, D.W. and Wasson, J.T. (1981)  Dark inclusions in Abbott, Cynthiana and Abee chondrites.  Lunar and Planet. Sci. XII, 958-960.

A14.    Sears, D.W. (1982)  Instrumental neutron activation analysis of type 3 ordinary chondrites.  Meteoritics, 17, 279.

A44     Sears, D.W.G., Weeks, K.S., Guimon, R.K. and Calhoun, B. (1985)  Highly volatile element trends in type 3 ordinary chondrites.  16th Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. (Presented but not printed).

A29.    Weeks, K.S. and Sears, D.W.G. (1985)  Siderophile elements and the relationship between type 3 and equilibrated ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics, 20, 781-782.

A62.    Morse, A.D., Sears, D.W.G., Hutchison, R., Guimon, R.K., Alexander, C.O., Wright, I.P. and Pillinger, C.T. (1988)  Alteration history of type 3 ordinary chondrites.  Meteoritics, 23, 291.

A113.  Huang S., Benoit P.H. and Sears D.W.G. (1993)  Metal and sulfide in Semarkona chondrules and rims:  Evidence for reduction, evaporation, and recondensation during chondrules formation.  Meteoritics 28, 367-368.

A124.  Symes S., Benoit P.H. and Sears D.W.G. (1994)  The thermal history of the lunar regolith at the Apollo 16 and 17 sites.  Lunar Planet. Sci. XXV, 1367-1368. 

A147.  Akridge G., Benoit P. H. and Sears D. W. G. (1997)  Thermal history of 6 Hebe as the H-chondrite parent body.  Lunar Planet. Sci. XXVIII, 13-14.

A153.  Benoit P. H. and Sears D. W. G. (1997)  The cooling history and structure of the ordinary chondrite parent bodies.  Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 32,  A12.

A160.  Benoit P. H., Akridge G.and Sears D. W. G. (1998)  Size-sorting of metal, sulfide and chondrules in Sharps (H3.4).  Lunar Planet. Sci. XXIX, CD-ROM # 1457.

A154.  Sears D. W. G., Huang S., Benoit P. H. and Franchi I. A. Sexton A. S. and Pillinger C. T. (1997)  Oxygen isotope data for classified Semarkona chondrules.  Meteorit. Sci. Planet. 32, A118-A119.

A168.  Sears D. W. G., Lyon I. C., Saxton J. M., and Turner G. (1998)  The oxygen isotope properties of olivines and pyroxenes in chondrules in ordinary chondrites. Lunar Planet. Sci. XXX, CD-ROM #1201.

A176.  Krot A. N., Petaev M. I., Brearley A. J., Kallemeyn G. W., Sears D. W. G., Benoit P. H., Hutcheon I. D. and Keil K. (1999)  In situ growth of fayalite and hedenbergite in the ungrouped carbonaceous chondrite MacAlpine Hills 88107.  Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 34, A68.

A231.  Gildea, K. J.; Burgess, R.; Lyon, I. C.; Sears, D. W. G. (2005)  Iron Isotope Geochemistry of Metal Grains in Ordinary Chondrites.  36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 14-18, 2005, in League City, Texas, abstract no.1668


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