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Postby SwordfishMining » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:40 pm

The newly-discovered extraterrestrial mineral, named donwilhelmsite, is a high-pressure silicate with a formula of CaAl4Si2O11.
Its name honors USGS geologist Don E. Wilhelms for his seminal and groundbreaking work on the geological history of the Moon.
The needle-shaped crystals of donwilhelmsite were found in 200-mm-sized shock melt pockets of the Oued Awlitis 001 meteorite.
“Donwilhelmsite is the first high-pressure mineral found in meteorites with application for subducted terrestrial sediments,” the scientists said.

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Re: Donwilhelmsite

Postby PinkDiamond » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:09 pm

Wow, that's a beautiful one John, thanks for sharing that with us. :)
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