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Hypatia meteorite, Libyan Desert Glass Area, New Valley, Egypti
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Hypatia meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Libyan Desert Glass AreaArea
New ValleyGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 28° North , 29° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~145km
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Metbull:Search meteorite in Meteoritical Bulletin Database


Consists of ca. 70 wt. % of carbon and is very hard and rich in diamonds. Found in 1996.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminium
Formula: Al
Diamond
Formula: C
Graphite
Formula: C
Iron
Formula: Fe
Moissanite
Formula: SiC
Silver
Formula: Ag

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Aluminium1.AA.05Al
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Moissanite1.DA.SiC
Silver1.AA.05Ag

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Aluminium1.1.1.5Al
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Moissanite1.3.8.1SiC
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C MoissaniteSiC
C GraphiteC
C DiamondC
AlAluminium
Al AluminiumAl
SiSilicon
Si MoissaniteSiC
FeIron
Fe IronFe
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg

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Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Atanasova, M., Belyanin, G. A., Block, D. L., Franklyn, C., ... & Pischedda, V. (2013). Unique chemistry of a diamond-bearing pebble from the Libyan Desert Glass strewnfield, SW Egypt: Evidence for a shocked comet fragment. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 382, 21-31.
Avice, G., Meier, M. M., Marty, B., Wieler, R., Kramers, J. D., Langenhorst, F., ... & Andreoli, M. A. (2015). A comprehensive study of noble gases and nitrogen in “Hypatia”, a diamond-rich pebble from SW Egypt. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, 243-253.
Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.


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