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Indochinite

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About IndochiniteHide

Colour:
Black, dark brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Name:
Named after the region of occurrence - the former French colonies of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) plus Thailand and southern China.
A variety of Tektite

A tektite variety from the Australasian strewnfield.
Dark, mostly black.

The crater of this strewnfield has not be located, but is assumed to lie in Southeast Asia.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Indochinite.


Physical Properties of IndochiniteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Black, dark brown
Fracture:
Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal

Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Unconsolidated sediments.

Other Language Names for IndochiniteHide

German:Indochinit
Spanish:Indochinita

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for IndochiniteHide

Reference List:
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Barnes, V E and K Pitakpaivan (1962) ORIGIN OF INDOCHINITE TEKTITES Procedings of NAS 48:947-955.
Cavosie, A. (2018): The Enduring Mystery of Australasian Tektites. Elements 14, 212-213.
Cavosie, A. J., N. E. Timms, T. M. Erickson, and C. Koeberl (2018): New clues from Earth's most elusive impact crater: Evidence of reidite in Australasian tektites from Thailand. Geology 46, 203-206.

Internet Links for IndochiniteHide

Localities for IndochiniteHide

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.
Cambodia
 
  • Pailin Province
Meteorite Collection of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta No. MET4602-122
China
 
http://www.greatwallct.com/tekar.htm
  • Guangxi
    • Baise
www.greatwallct.com/tekar.htm
www.greatwallct.com/tekar.htm
    • Yulin
www.greatwallct.com/tekar.htm
  • Hainan
    • Ding'an Co.
Pinti, D.L., Matsumoto, T., Matsuda, J.-I., and Fang, Z. (2004): Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39(1), 1-10.
Pinti, D.L., Matsumoto, T., Matsuda, J.-I., and Fang, Z. (2004): Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39(1), 1-10.
    • Wenchang Co.
Pinti, D.L., Matsumoto, T., Matsuda, J.-I., and Fang, Z. (2004): Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39(1), 1-10.
Laos
 
  • Champasak Province
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/tektite/results.html
  • Savannakhet Province
    • Nong District
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/tektite/results.html
Thailand
 
Barnes, V. E., & Pitakpaivan, K. (1962). Origin of indochinite tektites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 48(6), 947.
  • Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat Province)
    • Nakhon Ratchasima District
C. Lemanski, Jr. (visited, collected & photographed).
Fiske, P. S., Putthapiban, P., & Wasson, J. T. (1996). Excavation and analysis of layered tektites from Northeast Thailand: results of 1994 field expedition. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 31(1), 36-41.
Vietnam
 
  • Cao Bằng Province
    • Bao Lam District
Chester S. Lemanski, Jr.
  • Quảng Nam Province
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/tektite/results.html
  • Thừa Thiên-Huế Province
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/tektite/results.html
 
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