[meteorite-list] Ringwoodite

From: Pete Pete <rsvp321_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:12:07 -0500
Message-ID: <BAY141-W365125FB90B025C3CE7CBEF8D10_at_phx.gbl>

Greetings, all,
In the experience of the chondrite-cutters, how common are you finding ringwoodite in shock melt veins?
Personally, I've only seen (what I believe to be) ringwoodite in two stones out of the dozens I've cut.
How about size? In mine, the largest area is ~ .5 mm.
For such an outstanding indigo blue colour in a generally brown matrix, I'm surprised there isn't that much information about the mineral in meteorites on the internet or my books.

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Received on Wed 21 Jan 2009 06:12:07 PM PST

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