Research for a book - question

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Anyone knows if there's any kind of mineral that's relatively abundant on earth but rare on other planets?
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Perhaps you could research the composition of planets other than Earth and see what they don't have that you know is abundant on Earth?
 
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Anyone knows if there's any kind of mineral that's relatively abundant on earth but rare on other planets?
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1. Feldspar (0.58), 2. Olivine (0.165), 3. Quartz (0.125) on earth.
The data for other planets might not be so easy to find.
 
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I think you should look for 'secondary minerals' (google it).
 
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Finding Feldspar on Jupiter would be quite the trick!
 
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One group you could look for is down to our plate tectonics, with hydrothermal effects bringing otherwise rare or very dispersed elements to the surface and concentrating them conveniently in mineralised veins...

Another group is down to weathering...
 

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