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Nördlinger Ries Crater, Germanyi
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Nördlinger Ries CraterCrater
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Name(s) in local language(s):Nördlinger Ries, Schwaben, Bayern, Deutschland
Locality type:Crater
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Nördlingen19,492 (2013)
Wemding5,669 (2013)
Oettingen in Bayern5,336 (2013)
Wallerstein3,473 (2013)
Möttingen2,558 (2015)
Fremdingen2,192 (2017)


A large meteorite crater, about 22 x 24 km in size.

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

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Akaogiite (TL)
Formula: TiO2
Type Locality:
Reference: IMA website
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Description: Recrystallized on cooling after impact.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997), 22
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Impact generated melts.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Schmitt RT, Lapke C, Kenkmann T, Stöffler D (1999): Impaktdiamanten aus dem Nördlinger Ries.- Ber. Dt. Mineral. Ges., Eur. J. Mineral. 12 Beih. 1:187
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Description: Overgrowths on apatite clasts. Impact generated melts.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Description: Overgrowths on apatite clasts. Impact generated melts.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Description: Recrystallized on cooling after impact.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
'Glass'
Description: Impact generated melts.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
'Harmotome-Phillipsite-Ca Series'
Description: Barium-phillipsite. Secondary phase.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: Impact generated melts.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
'Pyroxene Group'
Description: Recrystallized on cooling after impact.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Spheroids in calcite.
Reference: G.R. Osinski et al. , Meteoritics and Planetary Science, V 39, Issue 10, Oct. 2004.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stähle, V., Altherr, R., Koch, M., and Nasdala, L. (2008): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 155, 457-472.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stähle, V., Altherr, R., Koch, M., and Nasdala, L. (2008): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 155, 457-472.
Reidite
Formula: ZrSiO4
Reference: Gucsik, A. (2006). Identification of Reidite from the Ries Impact Crater Using Micro-Raman Spectroscopy: A Review. Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplement, 41, 5103.
Riesite (TL)
Formula: TiO2
Type Locality:
Reference: Tschauner, O. and Ma, C. (2017) Riesite, IMA 2015-110a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 35, February 2017, page 213; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 209–213.
Stishovite
Formula: SiO2
'TiO2 II'
Formula: TiO2
Reference: El Goresy, A. et al. (2000, 2001a-c).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akaogiite (TL)4.D0.TiO2
Armalcolite4.CB.15(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Coesite4.DA.35SiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Stishovite4.DA.40SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 9 - Silicates
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reidite9.AD.45ZrSiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glass'-
'Harmotome-Phillipsite-Ca Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Riesite (TL)-TiO2
'TiO2 II'-TiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Stishovite4.4.1.9SiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X5
Armalcolite7.7.1.2(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Coesite75.1.4.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Akaogiite (TL)-TiO2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glass'-
'Harmotome-Phillipsite-Ca Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
Reidite-ZrSiO4
Riesite (TL)-TiO2
'TiO2 II'-TiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O RiesiteTiO2
O AkaogiiteTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O TiO2 IITiO2
O Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
O ReiditeZrSiO4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O CoesiteSiO2
O StishoviteSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ReiditeZrSiO4
Si CoesiteSiO2
Si StishoviteSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
TiTitanium
Ti RiesiteTiO2
Ti AkaogiiteTiO2
Ti TiO2 IITiO2
Ti Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
ZrZirconium
Zr ReiditeZrSiO4

References

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El Goresy, A., P. Gillet, M. Chen, L. Dbrovinsky, and T.G. Sharp (2000): A new natural dense polymorph of rutile with the α-PbO2 structure in shocked gneisses from the Ries meteorite crater, Germany, Goldschmidt 2000, Sept. 3rd.-8th., Oxford, UK Journal of Conference Abstracts 5, 379.
El Goresy, A., M. Chen, L. Dbrovinsky, P. Gillet, and G. Graup (2001): An ultradense polymorph of rutile with seven-coordinated titanium from the Ries crater. Science 293, 1467-1470.
El Goresy, A., M. Chen, L. Dbrovinsky, P. Gillet, and G. Graup (2001): Two novel shock-induced very dense polymorphs of rutile in suevite from the Ries crater, Germany: implications for peak-shock pressures and post-shock temperatures. Proceedings of the Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII, Abstract 1084.
El Goresy, A., M. Chen, P. Gillet, L. Dbrovinsky, G. Graup, and R. Ahuja (2001): A natural shock-induced dense polymorph of rutile with α-PbO2 structure in the suevite from the Ries crater in Germany: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 192, 485-495.

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