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Edward M. Stolper
Crystal System:
Named after Edward M. Stolper, the William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology and provost of Caltech. Specialist in the origin and evolution of igneous rocks on the earth and other planets.
Dimorph of:
Found as inclusions in khatyrkite, or accompanying icosahedrite and/or hollisterite (Al3Fe) and khatyrkite; it is being surrounded by forsterite, spinel, and glass. Forms crystals, from 0.5 to 3 μm in size.

Chemically similar to khatyrkite. Compare also 'Unnamed (Al-Cu-Fe Alloy)' and 'Unnamed (Al-Cu-Fe Alloy II)'.

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Classification of StolperiteHide

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Chemical Properties of StolperiteHide


Crystallography of StolperiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.9 Å
Unit Cell V:
24.4 ų
CsCl structure type

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Occurrences of StolperiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Chondrite

Type Occurrence of StolperiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA registration number USNM 7908)
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of StolperiteHide

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 StolperiteHide

Reference List:
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Ma, C., Lin, C., Bindi, L., Steinhardt, P.J. (2016) Discovery of new Al-Cu-Fe minerals in the Khatyrka CV3 meteorite. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, PDF no. 6017. []
Ma, C., Lin, C., Bindi, L., Steinhardt, P.J. (2016) Stolperite, IMA 2016-033. CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016, page 921. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 915–922.
Ma, C., Lin, C., Luca Bindi, L., Steinhardt, P.J. (2017) Hollisterite (Al3Fe), kryachkoite (Al,Cu)6(Fe,Cu), and stolperite (AlCu): Three new minerals from the Khatyrka CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. American Mineralogist: 102: 690-693.

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Localities for StolperiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Russia (TL)
  • Kamchatka Krai
    • Koryak Upland (Koriak; Koriakskhiye)
      • Iomrautvaam Massif
        • Chetkinvaiam tectonic melange
          • Khatyrka river
            • Listvenitovyi stream
Ma, C., Lin, C., Luca Bindi, L., Steinhardt, P.J. (2017): Hollisterite (Al3Fe), kryachkoite (Al,Cu)6(Fe,Cu), and stolperite (AlCu): Three new minerals from the Khatyrka CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. American Mineralogist: 102:, 690-693.
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