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Vestaite

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Formula:
(Ti4+Fe2+)Ti4+3O9
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
The Ti4+-Fe2+ analogue of schreyerite. A shock-generated mineral first found in a meteorite.


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Classification of VestaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2017
First Published:
2018

Chemical Properties of VestaiteHide

Formula:
(Ti4+Fe2+)Ti4+3O9

Crystallography of VestaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Setting:
C2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.03(2) Å, b = 4.98(1) Å, c = 7.08(1) Å
β = 106.3(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.42 : 1 : 1.422
Unit Cell V:
576.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.084(44)
3.398(60)
2.880(77)
2.732(100)
2.425(42)
1.705(38)
1.694(50)
1.643(48)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Occurrences of VestaiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of VestaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Sellierstrasse 6, 07745 Jena, Germany, catalogue numbers 42073 and 42074
Empirical Formula of Type Material:
(Ti4+0.73Fe2+0.63Al0.60Mn0.03Mg0.02Cr0.01)Ti4+3O9
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In shock melt pockets of eucrite meteorite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Pang, R.-L., Harries, D., Pollok, K., Zhang, Ai-C., Langenhorst, F. (2018): Vestaite, (Ti4+Fe2+)Ti34+O9, a new mineral in the shocked eucrite Northwest Africa 8003. American Mineralogist: 103: 1502–1511.

Synonyms of VestaiteHide

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 VestaiteHide

Reference List:
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Pang, R.-L., Harries, D., Pollok, K., Zhang, A.-C. and Langenhorst, F. (2017) Vestaite, IMA 2017-068. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1578; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1577–1581.
Pang, R.-L., Harries, D., Pollok, K., Zhang, Ai-C., Langenhorst, F. (2018): Vestaite, (Ti4+Fe2+)Ti34+O9, a new mineral in the shocked eucrite Northwest Africa 8003. American Mineralogist: 103: 1502–1511.

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Localities for VestaiteHide

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.
Morocco (TL)
 
Pang, R.-L., Harries, D., Pollok, K., Zhang, A.-C. and Langenhorst, F. (2017) Vestaite, IMA 2017-068. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1578; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1577–1581; Pang, R.-L., Harries, D., Pollok, K., Zhang, Ai-C., Langenhorst, F. (2018): Vestaite, (Ti4+Fe2+)Ti34+O9, a new mineral in the shocked eucrite Northwest Africa 8003. American Mineralogist: 103:, 1502–1511.
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