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Crystal chemistry of meteoritic kirschsteinite

Luigi Folco and Marcello Mellini
Crystal chemistry of meteoritic kirschsteinite
European Journal of Mineralogy (October 1997) 9 (5): 969-973


Individual grains of kirschsteinite from the Vulcano Laziale iron meteorite are chemically homogeneous, with compositions near Ca (sub 1.00) Fe (sub 0.61) Mn (sub 0.17) Mg (sub 0.22) Cr (sub 0.002) SiO (sub 4) . The crystal structure of two different crystals (Fa (sub 39) Fo (sub 11) La (sub 50) and Fa (sub 35) Fo (sub 14) La (sub 51) ) were refined in space group Pbnm (a 4.877, 4.875; b 11.166, 11.164; c 6.448, 6.447 Aa), yielding similar results. In particular, the geometry of the M2 and T coordination polyhedra does not change with respect to other Ca-bearing olivines, whereas M1 is sensitive to the site populations.

ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Crystal chemistry of meteoritic kirschsteinite
Affiliation: Universita di Siena, Dipartimento di Scienze della Tera, Siena, Italy
Pages: 969-973
Published: 199710
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 17
Accession Number: 1997-077046
Categories: Petrology of meteorites and tektites
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 4 tables
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199724
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