MGS-1C Clay ISRU

MGS-1C Clay ISRU

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Developed By: University of Central Florida
Available From: CLASS Exolith Lab
Publications: Cannon, K. M., D. T. Britt, T. M. Smith, R. F. Fritsche, and D. Batcheldor (2019), Mars Global Simulant MGS-1: A Rocknest-based Open Standard for Basaltic Martian Regolith Simulants. Icarus, 317, 470-478.

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MGS-1C is a modified version of the root MGS-1 simulant, and is enriched in hydrated clay minerals (smectite). This represents the Reference Case “C” in the NASA Mars Water In-Situ Resource Utilization Study.

MGS-1C is specifically designed for ISRU water extraction studies; the M-WIP study concluded that hydrated clay deposits are advantageous for water extraction on Mars, and may be much easier to access and excavate than permafrost deposits.

Mineralogy

Mineral Wt.%
Smectite 40.0
Plagioclase 16.4
Glass-rich basalt 13.7
Pyroxene 12.2
Olivine 8.2
Mg-sulfate 2.4
Ferrihydrite 2.1
Hydrated silica 1.8
Magnetite 1.1
Anhydrite 1.0
Fe-carbonate 0.8
Hematite 0.3

Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt%
SiO2 44.8
Al2O3 9.8
CaO 15.3
Fe2O3 12
K2O 3.4
MgO 9.9
MnO 0.1
P2O5 1
TiO2 0.4
SO3 2.3
Cl 0.5
Cr2O3 0.1
NiO 0.1
SrO 0.2
Total 99.9


Physical Properties

Particle size range: 0-1 mm
Mean particle size (by volume): 24 μm

 

Photo Credit: Matthew Villegas, Exolith Lab