Coesite from Wabar crater, near Al Hadida, Arabia

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The third natural occurrence of coesite, the high pressure polymorph of silica, is found at the Wabar meteorite crater, Arabia. The Wabar crater is about 300 feet in diameter and about 40 feet deep. It is the smallest of three craters where coesite has been found.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Coesite from Wabar crater, near Al Hadida, Arabia
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.133.3456.882
Volume 133
Issue 3456
Year Published 1961
Language English
Description 2 p.
First page 882
Last page 883
Country Saudi Arabia
Other Geospatial Al Hadida, Ar-Rub' Al-Khali (Empty Quarter)
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