Tistarite R170055

Name: Tistarite
RRUFF ID: R170055
Ideal Chemistry: Ti2O3
Locality: Pyroclastic and alluvial deposits near Mount Carmel, Israel
Source: Sarah Gain
Owner: Sarah Gain
Description: Microscopic inclusions in corundum, sample is from Griffin et al (2016)
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by electron back-scatter diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Corundum (38) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented

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REFERENCES for Tistarite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M (2008) New minerals approved in 2008, in International Mineralogical Association 1-13   [view file]

Ma C, Rossman G R (2009) Tistarite, Ti2O3, a new refractory mineral from the Allende meteorite, American Mineralogist, 94, 841-844   [view file]

Griffin W L, Gain S E M, Adams D T, Huang J X, Saunders M, Toledo V, Pearson N J, O'Reilly S Y (2016) First terrestrial occurrence of tistarite (Ti2O3): Ultra-low oxygen fugacity in the upper mantle beneath Mount Carmel, Israel, Geology, 44, 815-818