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Discovery of a New Chromium Sulfide Mineral, Cr_5S_6 in Murchison

Ma, Chi and Beckett, John R. and Rossman, George R. (2010) Discovery of a New Chromium Sulfide Mineral, Cr_5S_6 in Murchison. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 45 (S1). A124-A124. ISSN 1086-9379.

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During a nano-mineralogy investigation of the Murchison CM2 meteorite, a new chromium sulfide mineral, Cr_5S_6, was identified as inclusions in two isolated olivine grains. High-resolution SEM, electron-backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and electron microprobe analyses have been used to characterize its composition and structure. The phase is known from laboratory studies of the Cr-S system [1] but has not been previously reported in nature. The new mineral has been approved by the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA 2010-003).

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Additional Information:© 2010 The Meteoritical Society. Article first published online: 15 Jul. 2010.
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Official Citation:Abstracts for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 45: A5–A227. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01051.x
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