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Mineral: Reidite: ZrSiO4
Comments: Scanning electron microscope photomicrograph of the surface of an etched shocked zircon with a skeletal crystalline phase that may be reidite. X-ray diffraction data indicate that this zircon contains minor amounts of reidite. (AmMin 87:563).
Location: Found in an upper Eocene impact ejecta layer in marine sediments on the upper continental slope off New Jersey and on Barbados.
Scale: See Image.
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