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Dhofar 378 Martian meteorite, Dhofar Province (Al Janubiyah Province), Oman
© 2012 Michael C. Roarke
|Name:||For Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823-1911); Keeper of Mineralogy at the British Museum (1857-1880) and Professor of Mineralogy at Oxford University (1856-1895).|
A type of naturally occurring glass having the composition of a plagioclase series feldspar, created by the vitrification of plagioclase by shock melting in meteorites and meteorite impacts.
Originally described from the Shergotty Martian meteorite, Gaya District, Bihar, India.
(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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New Locality Added: South Darwin prospect, Queenstown district, Tasmania, AustraliaFrom Ralph Bottrill, 7th Dec 2013 08:11:57