Hexagonal scalenohedral class
Point group: 3m
Space group: R3m
Wassonite is an extremely rare sulfide mineral with chemical formula TiS. Its discovery was announced in a 2011 NASA press release as a single small grain within an enstatite chondrite meteorite called "Yamato 691", which was found during a 1969 Japanese expedition to Antarctica. This grain represents the first observation in nature of the synthetic compound titanium(II) sulfide.
- Dwayne C. Brown; William Jeffs (2011-04-05). "Scientists Find New Type Of Mineral In Historic Meteorite". NASA. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Bryner, Jeanna (2011-04-06). "4.5-Billion-Year-Old Antarctic Meteorite Yields New Mineral". LiveScience. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- "Scientists Find New Type of Mineral in Historic Meteorite". Science Daily. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Nakamura-Messenger, K., Clemett, S.J., Rubin, A., Choi, B.-G., Keller, L.P., Zhang, S., Rahman, Z. and Oikawa, K. (April 2011). "Wassonite, IMA 2010-074". CNMNC Newsletter (8): 293.
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