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Discovery of Meteoritic Eringaite, Ca_3(Sc,Y,Ti)_2Si_3O_(12), the First Solar Garnet?

Ma, Chi (2012) Discovery of Meteoritic Eringaite, Ca_3(Sc,Y,Ti)_2Si_3O_(12), the First Solar Garnet? Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47 (S1). A256-A256. ISSN 1086-9379. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01401_2.x.

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During a nano-mineralogy investigation of the Vigarano CV3 meteorite, eringaite Ca_3(Sc,Y,Ti)_2Si_3O_(12) was identified in a cluster of ultra-refractory inclusion fragments within a shattered amoeboid olivine aggregate in VCM3. Eringaite is a newly-discovered garnet-group mineral in metasomatic rodingite-like rocks from the Wiluy River, Sakha-Yakutia Republic, Russia [I]. Reported here is the second natural occurrence of eringaite, as a new ultra-refractory mineral in a primitive meteorite, among the earliest solids formed in the solar nebula. Field-emission SEM, electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) and electron microprobe were used to characterize its composition and structure and associated phases.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Meteoritical Society. Issue published online: 6 Aug 2012. Article first published online: 8 Aug 2012.
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Official Citation:The 75th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Cairns, Australia, 12-17 August, 2012. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A35–A436. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01401_2.x
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