JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[P-PS10] Formation and evolution of planetary materials in the Solar System

convener:Wataru Fujiya(Ibaraki University, College of Science), Megumi Matsumoto(Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Shin Ozawa(Department of Earth Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Yuki Hibiya(Submarine Resources Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

[PPS10-P12] Multiple sulfur isotopic composition of mesosiderite meteorites: Implication for formation processes

*Shun Mihira1, Akira Yamaguchi2, Madhusoodhan Satish-Kumar1 (1.Niigata University, 2.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Mesosiderites, Sulfur isotopes, Meteorite

Mesosiderites and HED (howardite, eucrite, diogenite) meteorites are considered to have a common origin, from the asteroid Vesta. However, the information on processes that led to the origin of mesosiderites and their relation with HED's are not clear yet. In this respect, multiple sulfur isotopic composition may track their petrological relationships and suggest genetic links of mesosiderites with other meteorites. In this study, multiple sulfur isotopic compositions of two mesosiderites (Asuka-882023, Asuka-880154) and one diogenite (Yamato-74013) were obtained. The d34S and D34S relationships of the mesosiderites indicate that they are not match with those of HED meteorites reported in Rai et al. (2005), however, they have some similarities with main group pallasites, a group of stony-iron meteorites (Dottin et al., 2018). This suggests that the variations in sulfur isotopic compositions in mesosiderites might have resulted from metal-silicate fractionation and mixing process and not related to their predecessor.
According to Clayton et al. (1996), the D17O value suggested the genetic links with pallasites, IIIAB iron meteorites, and HED. In this study, the values of sulfur isotopes of mesosiderites indicate similar value with IIIAB iron meteorites and pallasites but not similar to HED. This result suggest that the sulfur isotopic composition does not track their parent body but may relate to metal-silicate reaction.
The formation process of mesosiderites is explained by hit-and-run model (Haba et al. 2019). In this study, comparing D33S value of mesosiderites and HED. Mesosiderites and diogenites had experienced similar environment of formation. Also, including to consider about offset of the value of stony-iron meteorites by their metal phase and silicate phase, the material of mesosiderite can be diogenitic silicate and origin of ⅠC, ⅡAB, ⅢAB, and ⅣA iron meteorites or howarditic silicate and origin of IAB or IVB iron meteorites.