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Tagish Lake meteorite, Tagish Lake, Carcross, Whitehorse mining district, Yukon, Canadai
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Tagish Lake meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Tagish LakeLake
Carcross- not defined -
Whitehorse mining districtMining District
YukonTerritory
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
59° 42' 15'' North , 134° 12' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Carbonaceous Chondrite (C2-ung; S1)
~10 kg recovered in small fragments (fresh & weathered)

An unusually bright meteoritic fireball preceded the fall of an unusually primitive Carbonaceous Chondrite. Tagish Lake exploded over the skies of Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Alaska on January 18, 2000. Most of the fragments found were from Tagish Lake, and most were actually found within British Columbia. Calculations using seismic and satellite data suggest that a preatmospheric porous meteoroid with a ~ 5 m diameter and roughly 100 ton mass created the spectacular pre-dawn display which produced the relative meager surving material we now label the Tagish Lake meteorite. Carbonaceous chondrites are unusually fragile objects which are often thoroughly disrupted by passage through the earth's atmosphere. Tagish Lake seems to be at the most fragile end of the spectrum for this already fragile class and may be representative of a very important subgroup of poorly sampled objects.

Fresh specimens collected immediately after the fall lying on the ice plus addition specimens collected before the spring and summer thaws revealed a phyllosilicate-rich breccia. Sulfides and magnetite are the most pervasive minor constituents among many found in this unique carbonaceous chondrite with important, but incomplete affinities to both CI and CM Carbonaceous Chondrites. Within the various clasts and fragments of the matrix are various aggregates, loose grains, sparse chondrules, and rare Calcium-Aluminum rich Inclusions (CAIs). Somewhat discrete components include a chondrule poor carbonate-rich lithology, a chondrule poor carbonate-poor lithology, an unusual CM1 carbonaceous chondrite clast with affinities to an equally unusual Kaidun clast, and CAIs in various states of aqueous alteration.

While Tagish Lake does not belong to any of the 8 defined Chemical Groups of Carbonaceous Chondrites it appears to be as near-solar in its chemical composition as the CI Carbonaceous Chondrites. Tagish Lake also contains minute nanodiamonds and silicon carbide grains created in 'Presolar' environments preceding the formation of the Solar Nebula.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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26 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Description: Rare, found with magnetite & phyllosilicates
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Barringerite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)2P
Reference: Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000); Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).; Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Description: Replaces both serpentine & saponite in Ca-poor lithology
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000)
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Farringtonite ?
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Usually highly forsteritic, Fa0-29 with a peak at Fa1 (Brown et al.,2000); Frequently replaced by phyllosilicates; Olivine aggregates were abundant in original chondrules
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001); Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Sci. 38 (May 2003); Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Graphite
Formula: C
Description: Rare, perhaps presolar?; Graphite on sulfide rims is poorly organized
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Description: X-ray diffraction of pristine samples
Reference: Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).
Hibonite
Formula: CaAl12O19
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Sci. 38 (May 2003)
'Iddingsite'
Formula: MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Magnesioferrite
Formula: MgFe3+2O4
Reference: Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Pervasive except in the Ca-rich lithology
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).; Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014); Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
'Nickel-iron'
Description: As tiny blebs in Olivine
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Description: Perovskite — Rare, an apparent residual phase within dolomite
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
'Pyroxene Group'
Description: Pyroxene Fs1-7 with peak at Fs2
Reference: Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).; Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: Fine-grained saponite is dominant phyllosilcate of the Ca-rich lithology; Mostly, however, in Saponite-Serpentine intergrowths
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).; Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001); Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.) ; Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).; Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014); Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Siderite var: Mg-rich Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Reference: Noguchi, T., Nakamura, T., & Nozaki, W. (2001) Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy with Some Carbonaceous Chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 36, Supplement, p.A150
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Description: Invariably intergrown with other phyllosilicates in observations by Bilova et.al. (2014)
Reference: Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Sci. 38 (May 2003); Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII (2001)
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Description: X-ray diffraction of pristine sample (in very small amount)
Reference: Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Barringerite1.BD.10(Fe,Ni)2P
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hibonite4.CC.45CaAl12O19
Magnesioferrite4.BB.05MgFe3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
var: Mg-rich Siderite5.AB.05(Fe,Mg)CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Farringtonite ?8.AB.05Mg3(PO4)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
'Nickel-iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Barringerite1.1.21.1(Fe,Ni)2P
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesioferrite7.2.2.1MgFe3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
AB12X19
Hibonite7.4.1.1CaAl12O19
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Farringtonite ?38.3.1.2Mg3(PO4)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Iron-Fe
'Nickel-iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Siderite
var: Mg-rich Siderite
-(Fe,Mg)CO3
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DiamondC
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O HiboniteCaAl12O19
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MagnesioferriteMgFe23+O4
O FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
NaSodium
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg MagnesioferriteMgFe23+O4
Mg FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
AlAluminium
Al HiboniteCaAl12O19
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2P
P FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca HiboniteCaAl12O19
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Fe Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2P
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe MagnesioferriteMgFe23+O4
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2P
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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Grossman, J. N. (2000). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 84, 2000 August. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 35 (5) (Supp.): A199-A225. (August 2000).
Brown, P. G. et al. (2000). The fall, recovery, orbit, and composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: A new type of carbonaceous chondrite. Science 290, 320-325. (Oct 2000)
Noguchi, T., Nakamura, T. & Nozaki, W. (2001). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy with Some Carbonaceous Chondrites (abstract). Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36 (S9) (Supplement): A150. (Sept 2001.)
Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K., Gounelle, M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002) Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37 (5): 737-761. (May 2002.)
Simon, S. B. & Grossman, L. (2003). Petrography and mineral chemistry of the anhydrous component of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38 (5); 813-825. (May 2003.)
Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F. T. Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M. & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.
Izawa, M. R. M., Flemming, R . L., King, P. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A.(2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigations of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectra. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (4): 675-698. (April 2010)
Blinova, A. I., Zega,T. J., Herd, D. K. & Stroud, R. M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite—I: Mineralogy and petrography of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (4): 473-502. (April 2014)

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