Coesite from Wabar Crater, near Al Hadida, Arabia

Science  24 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3456, pp. 882-883
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3456.882


The third natural occurrence of coesite, the high pressure polymorph of silica, is found at the Wabar meteorite crater, Arabia. The Wabar crater is about 300 feet in diameter and about 40 feet deep. It is the smallest of three craters where coesite has been found.