Amphibole: First Occurrence in a Meteorite

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Science  07 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3771, pp. 61-62
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3771.61


This is the first report of an amphibole mineral found in any meteorite. The amphibole richterite (soda tremolite), Na2Ca(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH, F)2, occurs as a primary (preterrestrial) mineral enclosed within graphite nodules in the iron meteorite from Wichita County, Texas.