February 9, 2023



In meteorite, Alberta researchers discover 2 minerals never before seen on Earth

Global News


A meteorite expert from the University of Alberta was part of a team of researchers that discovered at least two new minerals never before seen on Earth.

Chris Herd, a professor in the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and curator of the University of Alberta’s meteorite collection, was contacted a couple years ago about trying to classify a 15-tonne meteorite found in Somalia, the ninth-largest meteorite ever found.

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