The mine is Russia's second largest producer of apatite concentrate and the world's only producer of baddeleyite
Salvi, "An experimental study of the solubility of baddeleyite
(Zr[O.sub.2]) in fluoride-bearing solutions at elevated temperature," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
Their topics include local bulk composition effects of metamorphic mineral assemblages, diffusion: obstacles and opportunities in petrochronology, petrochronology by laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, secondary ionization mass spectrometry analysis in petrochronology, zircon: the metamorphic mineral, the petrochronology of zircon and baddeleyite
in igneous rocks: reconstructing magmatic processes at high temporal resolution, garnet: a rock-forming mineral petrochronometer.
In nature it mainly occurs as the free oxide Zr[O.sub.2] (baddeleyite
), but more commonly as zircon (ZrSi[O.sub.4]).
XRD analysis for the dry powder of white MTA Angelus root repair shows the presence of tricalcium silicate (alite of hatrurite, [Ca.sub.3](Si[O.sub.4])O; card number: 01-070-8632), calcium sulfate anhydrite (CaS[O.sub.4]; card number: 00-003-0368), calcium carbonate (aragonite, CaC[O.sub.3]; card number: 00-003-0893), calcium oxide (lime, CaO; card number: 00-004-0777), calcium hydroxide (portlandite, Ca[(OH).sub.2]; card number: 01-070-5492), silicon oxide (sristobalite low, Si[O.sub.2]; card number: 04-008-7818), zirconium oxide (baddeleyite
, Zr[O.sub.2]; card number: 00-0241165), calcium pyrophosphate ([Ca.sub.2][P.sub.2][O.sub.7]; card number: 00-002-0647 and 00-003-0605), and tricalcium phosphate ([Ca.sub.3][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.2]; card number: 00-003-0681) (Figure 2(a)).
Above 1,400[degrees]C, zircon (ZrSi[O.sub.4]) becomes unstable and partially melts to form baddeleyite
(Zr[O.sub.2]) and silicate-rich phases (Wang et al., 2006; Vaczi et al., 2009).
apatite, zircon, ilmenite, baddeleyite
) are commonly formed between early-precipitated crystals (e.g.
"It can go up to half a million times magnification." Moser and his team need this kind of precision to hunt their elusive quarry: tiny crystals of mineral called baddeleyite
(Zr[O.sub.2]), a rare zirconium oxide that provides clues about Mars' past.