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Coesite from
Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater), Meteor Crater area, Coconino County, Arizona, USA

Locality type:Impact Crater
Comments:Abundant constituent of sheared Coconino Sandstone in debris directly below crater floor & beyond the crater rim & in breccia deep below the crater floor & in lechatelierite in waterlain beds within the crater; irregular grains 5 to more than 50 microns.
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Chao, E.C.T., et al (1960), First natural occurrence of coesite, Science: 132: 220-222.
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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Coesite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Coesite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater), Meteor Crater area, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
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