A high-pressure, clinopyroxene-structured polymorph of albite in highly shocked terrestrial and meteoritic rocks

Chi Ma, Oliver Tschauner, Mihye Kong, John R. Beckett, Eran Greenberg, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Yongjae Lee

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Abstract

Abstraact: Clinopyroxenes with excess Si have been described in run products from high-pressure experiments and inferred to have existed in nature from retrograde transformation phases. Here, we present the discovery of albitic jadeite, (Na,Ca,□1/4)(Al,Si)Si2O6 - the first natural, sodic clinopyroxene with excess Si occupying the octahedral cation site, M1, and a corresponding ¼ vacancy on the M2-site in the Ries impact structure and in a suite of L6 ordinary chondrites, EET 13014, EET 13052, NWA 1662, and TIL 08001. Garnet compositions in these samples indicate shock pressures of 18-22 GPa. Based on our survey, albitic jadeite is likely to be rather common in terrestrial and meteoritic shock-metamorphic environments. Shock-generated jadeite should be reexamined with respect to excess Si.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Mineralogist
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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