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Crystal System:
Known synthetic analogue. The third (more or less) purely iron carbide mineral after cohenite and haxonite.

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Classification of EdscottiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of EdscottiteHide


Crystallography of EdscottiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.57 Å, b = 4.57 Å, c = 5.06 Å
β = 97.7°
a:b:c = 2.532 : 1 : 1.107
Unit Cell V:
265.13 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Occurrences of EdscottiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of EdscottiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Meteorite collections of the Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA, polished thick section ULCA 143

Synonyms of EdscottiteHide

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 EdscottiteHide

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Ma, C. and Rubin, A. (2019) Edscottite, IMA 2018-086a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 47, February 2019: 204; European Journal of Mineralogy: 31: 199–204.

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Localities for EdscottiteHide

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.

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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.
Australia (TL)
  • Victoria
    • Loddon Shire
      • Wedderburn
Ma, C. and Rubin, A. (2019) Edscottite, IMA 2018-086a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 47, February 2019: 204; European Journal of Mineralogy: 31: 199–204.
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