Jadeite in shocked meteorites and its textural variations

Eiji Ohtani, Shin Ozawa, Masaaki Miyahara

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Jadeite occurs as the shocked product of albite feldspar in shocked meteorites, and is one of the most common high-pressure polymorphs in shock-melt veins of meteorites. The characteristic textures of jadeite in shocked ordinary chondrites show that some of jadeite crystals were formed from originally albite feldspar by a solid- state transformation and some were crystallized from a shock-induced albite melt. Based on these textures of jadeite together with the other high-pressure mineral assemblages and their crystallization kinetics, we can estimate the impact conditions such as impact velocity and parent-body size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 1


  • Crystallization
  • Jadeite
  • Ordinary chondrite
  • Shocked meteorite
  • Solid-state transformation


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