Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Xieite

Oxide mineral

Xieite is an iron with formula Fe2+Cr2O4. It is a member of the spinel group and a high pressure polymorph of chromite

It was discovered in samples taken from the Suizhou meteorite which fell in 1986 in the Zengdu District

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Golden

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic