Cubanite: A New Sulfide Phase in CI Meteorites

Science  05 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4303, pp. 561-562
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4303.561


Cubanite (CuFe2S3), previously unobserved in meteorites, has been discovered in two carbonaceous chondrites, Orgueil and Alais. The association of this mineral with low-copper pyrrhotite suggests that it formed in a low-temperature environment on the meteorite parent body.