Measuring a crucial mineral in the mantle

Source: Science Daily

New research resolves 40 years of debate about the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the Earth’s mantle. Measuring the strength of olivine is critical to understanding how strong tectonic plates are, which, in turn, matters to how plates break and create subduction zones.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170913192943.htm