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Western Australian School of Mines Professor Discovers Extremely Rare Mineral

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 1, 2015 mining.com A team of Australian geoscientists from the Western Austrlain School of Mines, Curtis University, has discovered the earliest known occurrence of reidite, one of Earth’s rarest minerals that forms when shock waves from meteorite impacts hike up pressures and temperatures to extreme levels. Working with the University of St Andrews, the team, led by Professor Steven Reddy from the Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR) at the Western Australian School of Mines, discovered the reidite in shocked zircon at Stac Fada, Scotland. Read Article