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General Reidite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZrSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.31 gm
   Zirconium  49.77 %  Zr   67.22 % ZrO2
   Silicon    15.32 %  Si   32.78 % SiO2
   Oxygen     34.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Inclusions in shocked zircon grains with a scheelite-type structure. Pressures of 30 GPa to 53 GPa are required for this transition.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Ejecta from the Chesapeake Bay impact structure (Eocene), found in upper Eocene sediments in the continental slope off New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alan F. Reid who first produced this high pressure phase in the laboratory.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-013