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Zagami Martian meteorite, Katsina State, Nigeria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 11° 43' 59'' North , 7° 4' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 11.73333,7.08333
GeoHash:G#: s4j49pvzt
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Shergottite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Martian (shergottite)
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Origin locality:Mars
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Martian meteorite. Fell Oct.3, 1962.
Fine-grained pyroxene-rich basalt very similar to Shergotty, consisting of 75% pyroxene (pigeonite and augite) and 18 % plagioclase glass.

Shock stage of S5-S6.
Presence of shock-induced melt-veins with amorphous silicate-perovskite and amorphous silicate-titanite glasses.
Omphacite, stishovite, plagioclase, and akimotoite crystallized from the melt during decompression.
(Cf. Zhidong Xie et al., 2005).

Regions containing this locality

West Africa

UN Subregion - 511 mineral species & varietal names listed

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20 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Akimotoite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Reference: Zhidong Xie et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Description: Hollandite-structured plagioclase.
Reference: Zhidong Xie et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf
'Apatite'
Reference: McCoy, T.J., Wadhwa, M., and Keil, K. (1999) New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262.; Minitti, M.E. and McCoy, T.J. (2012) Assessing the longwave ultraviolet fluorescent characteristics of Martian meteorites. In: 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, PDF 2349.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: T.J. McCoy, M. Wadhwa, K. Keil, New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262,; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: T.J. McCoy, M. Wadhwa, K. Keil, New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262,; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
'Glass'
Reference: Zhidong Xie et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Liebermannite (TL)
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265. [as "KAlSi3O8-hollandite"]; Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Rossman, G.R. (2015): Liebermannite: A new potassic hollandite (KAlSi3O8) from the Zagami basaltic shergottite. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1401. [http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/1401.pdf]; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Lingunite
Formula: (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Reference: Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000b): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Meteoritics (ISSN 0026-1114), vol. 20, pt. 1, June 30, 1985, p. 229-243.; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
'Maskelynite'
Reference: T.J. McCoy, M. Wadhwa, K. Keil, New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262,; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000b): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: T.J. McCoy, M. Wadhwa, K. Keil, New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262,; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: T.J. McCoy, M. Wadhwa, K. Keil, New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262,; Wang, A., Jolliff, B. L., & Haskin, L. A. (1999). Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Seifertite
Formula: SiO2
Description: In maskelynite.
Reference: Zhidong Xie et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf
'Shergottite meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
'Silicate-titanite'
Formula: (Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Reference: Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Meteoritics (ISSN 0026-1114), vol. 20, pt. 1, June 30, 1985, p. 229-243.
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Meteoritics (ISSN 0026-1114), vol. 20, pt. 1, June 30, 1985, p. 229-243.
Stishovite
Formula: SiO2
Description: In glass.
Reference: Zhidong Xie et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Reference: McCoy, T.J., Wadhwa, M., and Keil, K. (1999) New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262.; Wang, A., Jolliff, B.L., and Haskin, L.A. (1999) Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.; Minitti, M.E. and McCoy, T.J. (2012) Assessing the longwave ultraviolet fluorescent characteristics of Martian meteorites. In: 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, PDF 2349.
Zagamiite (TL)
Formula: CaAl2Si3.5O11
Reference: Ma, C. and Tschauner, O. (2017) Zagamiite, IMA 2015-022a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 36, April 2017, page 409; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 403–409; Ma, C., Tschauner, O. & Beckett, J.R. (2017): A new high-pressure calcium aluminosilicate (CaAl2Si3.5O11) in martian meteorites: another after-life for plagioclase and connections to the CAS phase. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVIII, 1128.pdf.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Akimotoite'4.CB.05(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
'Baddeleyite'4.DE.35ZrO2
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Seifertite4.DA.50SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
var: Pleonaste4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Stishovite4.DA.40SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Chlorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
'Merrillite'8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Whitlockite8.AC.45Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Augite'9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Fayalite'9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
'Lingunite'9.FA.70(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
'Omphacite'9.DA.20(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
'Pigeonite'9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Glass'-
'Liebermannite' (TL)-KAlSi3O8
'Maskelynite'-
Shergottite meteorite-
Silicate-titanite-(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Zagamiite (TL)-CaAl2Si3.5O11

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Stishovite4.4.1.9SiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Whitlockite38.3.4.1Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Omphacite65.1.3b.1(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Seifertite75.1.6.SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Akimotoite-(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Glass'-
Liebermannite (TL)-KAlSi3O8
Lingunite-(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
'Maskelynite'-
'Shergottite meteorite'-
'Silicate-titanite'-(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
-MgAl2O4
Zagamiite (TL)-CaAl2Si3.5O11

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
OOxygen
O Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O LiebermanniteKAlSi3O8
O Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Spinel (var: Pleonaste)MgAl2O4
O SeifertiteSiO2
O Silicate-titanite(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O StishoviteSiO2
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
O ZagamiiteCaAl2Si3.5O11
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Na Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Spinel (var: Pleonaste)MgAl2O4
Mg Silicate-titanite(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
AlAluminium
Al LiebermanniteKAlSi3O8
Al Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Al Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Al Spinel (var: Pleonaste)MgAl2O4
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al ZagamiiteCaAl2Si3.5O11
SiSilicon
Si Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si LiebermanniteKAlSi3O8
Si Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Si Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si SeifertiteSiO2
Si Silicate-titanite(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Si StishoviteSiO2
Si ZagamiiteCaAl2Si3.5O11
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K LiebermanniteKAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Silicate-titanite(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Ca WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Ca ZagamiiteCaAl2Si3.5O11
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Silicate-titanite(Mg0.4Fe0.4Ca0.2)Si2O5
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3306443

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186687
Precambrian crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Granitic gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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McCoy, T.J., Wadhwa, M., and Keil, K. (1999) New lithologies in the Zagami meteorite: evidence for fractional crystallization of a single magma unit on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issues 7–8, April 1999, Pages 1249-1262, ISSN 0016-7037, 10.1016/S0016-7037(99)00015-0.
Wang, A., Jolliff, B.L., and Haskin, L.A. (1999) Raman spectroscopic characterization of a Martian SNC meteorite: Zagami. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012), 104(E4), 8509-8519.
Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000) Anatomy of black veins in Zagami: clues to the formation of high-pressure phase. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 184, 37-55.
Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000) ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 176, 259-265.
Zhidong Xie et al. (2005) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI (2005), 1216.pdf
Minitti, M.E. and McCoy, T.J. (2012) Assessing the longwave ultraviolet fluorescent characteristics of Martian meteorites. In: 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, PDF 2349 (thin section of the Zagami meteorite used in the test).
Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., and Rossman, G.R. (2015) Liebermannite: A new potassic hollandite (KAlSi3O8) from the Zagami basaltic shergottite. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1401. [http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/1401.pdf]
Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Rossman, G.R., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Bechtel H.A., and MacDowell, A. (2017) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science: 2017: 1-12; doi: 10.1111/maps.13000.

External Links

http://www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de/?page=5&view=1&year=2000&content=49
(2000 Annual Report, Discovery of high-pressure minerals in the Martian basalt Zagami: clues to the mineralogical complexity of planetary mantles (F. Langenhorst and J.-P. Poirier)
http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/mmc/zagami.pdf
http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/mmc/refs/REFZagami.pdf


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