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Russell J. Hemley
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Named in honour of Russell J. Hemley, former Director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington D.C., USA, and very well-known in the scientific community for his research exploring the behavior of materials under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature.
High-pressure phase, discovered in an unmelted portion of the heavily shocked L6 Suizhou chondrite. Fe(II)-analogue of akimotoite. Ilmenite-type structure.

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Classification of HemleyiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Pronounciation of HemleyiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of HemleyiteHide

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Crystallography of HemleyiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.7483(5) Å, c = 13.665(1) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.878
Unit Cell V:
266.82 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Type Occurrence of HemleyiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Holotype material is deposited in the collections of the Museo di Storia Naturale, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via La Pira 4, I-50121, Firenze, Italy, catalogue number 3238/I.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Shocked chondrite

Synonyms of HemleyiteHide

Relationship of Hemleyite to other SpeciesHide

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Other Members of this group:
Ecandrewsite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
GeikieliteMgTiO3Trig. 3 : R3
IlmeniteFe2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
Unnamed (Fe-Cr Oxide)FeCrO3Trig. 3 : R3

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 HemleyiteHide

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Bindi, L., Chen, M., Xie, X. (2017) Hemleyite, IMA 2016-085. CNMNC Newsletter No. 35, February 2017, page 210. Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 209–213.
Bindi, L., Chen, M., Xie, X. (2017) Discovery of the Fe-analogue of akimotoite in the shocked Suizhou L6 chondrite. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 42674.

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Localities for HemleyiteHide

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- 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.
China (TL)
  • Hubei
    • Suizhou
      • Zengdu District (Cengdou District)
        • Xihe
Bindi, L., Chen, M. & Xie, X. (2017): Discovery of the Fe-analogue of akimotoite in the shocked Suizhou L6 chondrite. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 42674.
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