[meteorite-list] Russsian meteorite yields new mineral, uakitite
From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 20:10:15 -0500
Russian gold prospectors find meteorite containing
a new mineral that had never before been seen on Earth.
The mineral came from the Uakit meteorite, named for the
Russian location where it was found. The new mineral is
named uakitite and announced at the 81st Annual
Meeting of The Meteoritical Society 2018 (LPI Contrib. No. 2067)
Halenius, U., Hatert, F., Pasero, M. and Mills, S.J., 2018.
New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved
in 2018. Mineralogical Magazine, 82(3), pp. 779-785.
Uakitite - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uakitite
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August 3, 2018
Received on Mon 06 Aug 2018 09:10:15 PM PDT