Pot of Gold (Mars)

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Pot of Gold Rock
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The knobby "Pot of Gold" rock on Mars.
Feature type Rock
Coordinates 14°36′S 175°30′E / 14.6°S 175.5°E / -14.6; 175.5Coordinates: 14°36′S 175°30′E / 14.6°S 175.5°E / -14.6; 175.5

Pot of Gold is the nickname for a knobby, softball-sized rock in Gusev Crater on Mars. During an examination by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on June 25, 2004 Hematite was first detected by Spirit, suggesting a watery past on Mars. [1]


  1. ^ "Mars Rovers Surprises Continue". JPL website. Retrieved 2006-10-06. 

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