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Martensite

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Formula:
Fe
A variety of Iron

A solid-solution of carbon in alpha-iron, a deformed tetragonal phase in some meteorites and artificial steels.


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Pronounciation of MartensiteHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of MartensiteHide

Other Language Names for MartensiteHide

German:Martensit
Simplified Chinese:马氏体
Spanish:Martensita

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Localities for MartensiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Algeria
 
  • Adrar Province
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: 632-634. University of California Press.
  • Sétif Province
Smith, B. A. & Goldstein, J. I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41:1061-1072. (Aug 1977).
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Coats Land
      • Pensacola Mts
        • Neptune Mountains
Buchwald, V. F. (1975). Handbook of Iron Meteorites: Their History, Distribution, Composition and Structure, Vol.3. Univ. of California Press: Berkley. 1418 pages.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Townsend Co.
      • Barratta
Smith, B.A. (1976) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites. Theses and Dissertations: Lehigh University.
    • Wellesley Co.
      • Delegate
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: University of California Press.
  • Queensland
    • Barcoo Shire
      • Windorah
        • Tenham Station
Bennett, M.E. & McSween Jr, H.Y. (1996) Shock feature in iron-nickel metal and troilite of L-group ordinary chondrites Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31(2): 255-26. (March 1996).
  • Victoria
    • City of Casey
      • Cranbourne
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Canada
 
  • Alberta
    • Abee
Alan E. Rubina, Klaus Keila (1983) Mineralogy and petrology of the Abee enstatite chondrite breccia and its dark inclusions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 62:118–131
China
 
  • Heilongjiang Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Suihua Prefecture
      • Zhaodong Co.
Wang, D. & Rubin, A. (1987) Petrology of Nine Ordinary Chondrite Falls from China: Meteoritics 22(1): 97-104. (March 1987).
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Xi Ujimgin Co.
      • Chaidamu
Rubin, A. (1990) Olivine & Kamacite in Ordinary Chondrites: Intergroup and Intragroup relationships. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 54: 1217-1230. (May 1990).
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Nantong Prefecture
      • Qidong Co.
Wang, D. & Rubin, A.E. (1987) Petrology of nine ordinary chondrite falls from China: Meteoritics 22(1): 97-104. (March 1987).
Croatia
 
  • Zagreb County
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Huittinen
Rubin, A. 1983. Impact melt-rock clasts in the Hvittis enstatite chondrite breccia-Implication for a genetic relationship between EL chondrites and aubrites. American Geophysical Union and NASA. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX, Mar 14-18,1983. Journal of Geophysical Research,Supplement, Vol 88 Nov 15,1983, p B 293-B 300
Germany
 
  • Brandenburg
    • Fürstenburg
Hutchison, R. Bevan, A. W. R., Easton, A. J. & Agrell, S. O. (1981) Mineral Chemistry and genetic relations among H-group chondrites: Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 374: 159-178.
  • Hesse
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Münsterland
      • Velen
Begemann, F. & Wlotzka, F. (1969). Shock induced thermal metamorphism and mechanical deformation in the Ramsdorf chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 33:1351–1370.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Bitburg
        • Albacher Mühle
Buchwald, V. F. (1975). Handbook of Iron Meteorites: Their History, Distribution, Composition and Structure (3 Vol.). Univ. of California Press: Berkley. 1418 pages
India
 
  • Andhra Pradesh
    • Visakhapatnam District
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Rajasthan (Rajputana)
    • Rawatbhata village
Ray, D., Ghosh, S. & Murty, S. V. S. (2014) Shock-Thermal History of Kavarpura(IVA) Iron: Evidences from Microtextures and Nickel Profiling: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. LPI Contribution No. 1800, id.5157. (Sept 2014)
  • Uttar Pradesh
    • Ballia District
Rubin, A. (1990) Olivine & Kamacite in Ordinary Chondrites: Intergroup and Intragroup relationships. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 54: 1217-1230. (May 1990).
    • Morabad district
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. vol 2. University of California Press.
Italy
 
  • Latium
    • Rieti Province
      • Orvinio
Brearley, A.J. & Jones, R.H. (1998) Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, JJ - Ed.), Chapter 3: 1-398: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, USA.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Kagoshima Prefecture
Bennett, M.E. & McSween Jr, H.Y. (1996) Shock feature in iron-nickel metal and troilite of L-group ordinary chondrites Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31(2): 255-26. (March 1996).
Mali
 
  • Mopti Region
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Casas Grandes
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Mun. de Buenaventura
      • San Buenaventura
Scott, E.R.D., Wasson, J.T. & Bild, R. (1977). Four new iron meteorite finds. Meteoritics 12, 425-435. (Dec 1977).; Rasmussen, K. L., Malvin, D. J., & Roy-Poulson, H. (1984) Partitioning of co, cu, ga, as, and AU Between Martensite, Taenite, and Tetrataenite in the Iron Meteorite Buenaventura (Abstract): Lunar and Planetary Science XV: 665-666. (Mar 1984).
    • Mun. de Hidalgo del Parral
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Mun. de Jiménez
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Guerrero
    • Acapulco
Michel-Lévy, M. C. & Lorin, J. C. (1978) El Quemado, A New Type of Stone Meteorite Fallen Near Acapulco: Meteoritics 13: 411-412. (Dec 1978)
  • Oaxaca
Buchwald, V.F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Sinaloa
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites: University of California Press. 1418 pp.
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Arizpe
      • Arizpe
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Mun. de Pitiquito
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Zacatecas
    • Mun. de Mazapil
      • Mazapil
Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: 808—813. University of California Press.
Morocco
 
  • Guelmim-Oued Noun Region
    • Assa-Zag Province
      • Zag
Rubin, A. E., Zolensky, M. E. & Bodnar, R. J. (2002) The halite-bearing Zag and Monahans (1998) meteorite breccias: Shock metamorphism, thermal metamorphism and aqueous alteration on the H-chondrite parent body. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 37( 1) pp. 125-141 (Jan 2002)
Niger
 
  • Agadez Department
Bourot-Denise, M., Zanda, B. & M. Javoy, M. (2012) Tafassasset: An Equilibrated CR Chondrite. 33rd Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 11-15, 2002, Houston, Texas, abstract no.1611. (Mar 2012).; Russell, S.S., Zipfel, J., Grossman, J.N. & Grady, M.M. (2002). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, 2002 July. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37 (7,Suppl.): pp. A157-A184. (July 2002).
Nigeria
 
  • Niger State
    • Benue River
Powell, B. N. (1969). Petrology and chemistry of mesosiderites—I. textures and composition of nickel-iron. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 33 (7): 789-810. (July 1969)
Pakistan
 
  • Punjab
Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998): Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998)
  • Sindh
    • Sukkur District
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Poland
 
  • Lubelskie
    • Zamość
Ma, C., Beckett, J. R. & Rossman, G. R. (2012) Discovery of Buseckite, (Fe,Zn,Mn)S, a New Mineral in Zaklodzie, an Ungrouped Enstatite-Rich Achondrite. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLIII. LPI Contribution No. 1659, id.1520. (March 2012)
Russia
 
  • Volga Region
    • Volgograd Oblast'
      • Tsarev
Leroux H., Doukhan J.-C. & Perron C. (2000) Microstructures of metal grains in ordinary chondrites: Implications for their thermal history. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 35(3): 569–580. (May 2000).
Somalia
 
  • Mudug Region
    • Qeycad
Levi-Donati, G. R. (1968) The Bur-Gheluai Meteorite: Meteoritics 4(1): 23-41. (March 1968).
South Africa
 
  • KwaZulu-Natal Province
    • Zululand District
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.
Sweden
 
  • Norrbotten
    • Pajala
      • Kitkiöjärvi
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Turkey
 
  • Central Anatolia Region
    • Eskişehir Province
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Uganda
 
  • Eastern Region
    • Teso District
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
UK
 
  • England
    • Shropshire
      • Wellington
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Ukraine
 
  • Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia)
    • Velykobereznyanskyi Raion
      • Knyahynya
Rubin, A. (1990) Olivine & Kamacite in Ordinary Chondrites: Intergroup and Intragroup relationships. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 54: 1217-1230. (May 1990).
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater and vicinity
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Wickenburg
Smith, B.A. & Goldstein, J.I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41(8):1061-1072. (Aug 1977).
  • Arkansas
    • Johnson Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Colorado
    • Cheyenne Co.
Smith, B.A. & Goldstein, J.I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41(8):1061-1072. (Aug 1977).
    • Lincoln Co.
Taylor, G.J., Keil, K.,Berkley, J.L. & Lange, D.E. (1979) The Shaw meteorite: History of a chondrite consisting of impact-melted and metamorphic lithologies Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 43(3): 323-337. (March 1979).
  • Georgia
    • Wilcox Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Idaho
    • Cassia Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Illinois
    • Jo Daviess Co.
      • Woodbine
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Kansas
    • Ness Co.
Rubin, A.E. & Read, W.F. (1984) The Brownell and Ness County (1894) L6 Chondrites: Further sorting-out of Ness County meteorites. Meteoritics 19(3):153-160. (Sept 1984).
    • Washington Co.
Smith, B. A. & Goldstein, J. I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41: 1061-1072. (Aug. 1977).
  • Kentucky
    • Casey Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.
    • Franklin Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.
    • Metcalfe Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Nelson Co.
      • Cox's Creek
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
    • Oldham Co.
      • La Grange
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.
    • Taylor Co.
      • Campbellsville
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.
  • Louisiana
    • Winn Parish
Rubin, A. E. (1983) The Atlanta enstatite chondrite breccia, Meteoritics 18 (2): 113-121. (June 1983)
  • Michigan
    • Ogemaw Co.
      • Rose City
Smith, B.A. & Goldstein, J.I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41: 1061-1072. (Aug. 1977).; Taylor, G.J. (1968) On the Thermal History of Chondrites: Master's Thesis: Rice University. 73 pages.; Smith, B.A. & Goldstein, J.I. (1977) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 41(8):1061-1072. (Aug 1977).
  • Missouri
    • St. Genevieve Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • New Mexico
    • Eddy Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
    • San Juan Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • North Carolina
    • Cabarrus Co.
Hutchinson, R., Bevan, A.W.R., Eaton, A.J. & Agrell, S.O. (1981)Mineral Chemistry and Genetic Relations Among H-Group Chondrites (1981) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. 374 (1757): 171-178. (Feb1981).
    • Nash Co.
Taylor, G.J. (1968) On the Thermal History of Chondrites (Thesis): Rice University. 73 pages.
  • North Dakota
    • Stark Co.
Kong, P., Ebihara, M., Nakahara, H. & Endo, K. (1995) Chemical characteristics of metal phases of the Richardton H5 chondrite: Earth and Planetary Science 136(3-4): 407-419. (Dec 1995).
  • Ohio
    • Montgomery Co.
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. vol 2: 520-522. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
  • Oklahoma
    • Kingfisher Co.
Taylor, G.J. (1968) On the Thermal History of Chondrites: Master's Thesis: Rice University. 73 pages.; Smith, B.A. (1976) The metallic microstructures and thermal histories of severely reheated chondrites. Theses and Dissertations: Lehigh University.
  • South Carolina
    • Spartanburg Co.
Danon, J., Souza Azevedo, I. & Scorzelli, R. B. (1989) Mössbauer spectroscopy study of the nickel-iron alloys in metal particles of Cherokee Spring LL6 chondrite: Meteoritics 24: p. 260. (Dec 1989).
  • Texas
    • Collin Co.
Bennett, M.E. & McSween Jr, H.Y. (1996) Shock feature in iron-nickel metal and troilite of L-group ordinary chondrites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31(2): 255-26. (March 1996).
    • Ector Co.
      • Odessa
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
    • Fort Bend Co.
Ehlmann, A.J. & 6 others. (1988) Origin of fragmental and regolith meteorite breccias - Evidence from the Kendleton L chondrite breccia. IN: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XVIII, pp 545-554. Cambridge University Press/Lunar and Planetary Institute: Cambridge and New York.
    • Hamilton Co.
      • Carlton
Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. vol 2: 428-431.University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.
    • Kimble Co.
Taylor, G.J. (1968) On the Thermal History of Chondrites (Thesis): Rice University. 73 pages.
    • Moore Co.
Rubin, A.E., Rehfeldt, A., Peterson, E., Keil, K. & Jarosewich, E. (1983) Fragmental Breccias and the collisional evolution of ordinary chondrite parent bodies: Meteoritics 18(3): 179-196. (Sept 1983).
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