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Wassonite

Sulfide mineral

Wassonite is an extremely rare titanium sulfide mineral Its discovery was announced in a 2011 NASA press release as a single small grain within an enstatite chondrite called "Yamato 691 ", which was found during a 1969 Japanese expedition to Antarctica. This grain represents the first observation in nature of the synthetic compound titanium(II) sulfide.

The mineral was named after John T. Wasson, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and was approved by the International Mineralogical Association

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal