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Oxide mineral

Dmitryivanovite is a natural mineral composed of calcium , aluminium, with the molecular formula CaAl2O4. It was reported in 2009 in a calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion in the carbonaceous chondrite 470 (NWA470) CH3, which landed in North Africa. The mineral name was chosen to honor Dmitriy A. Ivanov (1962–1986), a geologist, mineralogist, and petrologist who died on a field expedition.

It is the high-pressure CaAl2O4 dimorph.


Crystal ( diaphaneity )