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In the May-June issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be the first planetary materials formed in our solar system, dating back to before the formation of Earth and the other planets.
The main component of the grain was a low-pressure calcium aluminum oxide (CaAl2O4) never before found in nature. Kampf's determination of the atomic arrangement in the mineral showed it to be the same as that of a human-made component of some types of refractory (high-temperature) concrete.The creation of the human-made compound requires temperature of at least 1,500°C (2,732°F). This, coupled with the fact that the compound forms at low pressure, is consistent with krotite forming as a refractory phase from the solar nebula. Therefore, the likelihood is that krotite is one of the first minerals formed in our solar system.
In addition to krotite, the Cracked Egg contains at least eight other minerals, including one other mineral new to science.
Originally posted by Justoneman
reply to post by iforget
OR since the material closely resembles a man made material, could it be some evidence of ancient technology for concrete building material that came from say an area like the asteroid belt and the possible exploded planet?
the cracked egg grain contains at least eight other minerals, one of which is new to science, the researchers say.