Department of Geology - Portland State University
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Research Page for Dr. Alexander M. Ruzicka

Udei Station silicate-bearing iron, with mm-scale at left. (Polished and etched sample CML0264-2.)
Cross-polarized transmitted light image of Udei Station showing coarse twinned plagioclase (plag) enclosing orthopyroxene (opx).


Research interests:

Dr. Ruzicka's research focus in the planetary sciences is the origin and evolution of the solar system through studies of meteorites and extraterrestrial materials. 

For a list of publications, please see the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory publications page.


Image above:
A strip of the Vigarano (CV3) meteorite showing typical chondritic texture, including chondrules, CAIs (most white and pink objects), olivine aggregates (irregular grey objects), and interstitial matrix.  (Cut face of CML0377 sample.)

Last Updated: January 16 2020