• The first known natural occurrence of calcium monoaluminate, in a calcium-aluminum-rich inclusion from the CH chondrite Northwest Africa 470

      Ivanova, M. A.; Petaev, M. I.; MacPherson, G. J.; Nazarov, M. A.; Taylor, L. A.; Wood, J. A. (The Meteoritical Society, 2002-01-01)
      Natural calcium monoaluminate, CaA12O4, has been found in a grossite-rich calcium-aluminum-rich inclusion (CAI) from the CH chondrite Northwest Africa 470. The calcium monoaluminate occurs as colorless ~10 micrometer subhedral grains intergrown with grossite, perovskite, and melilite. Nebular condensation is the most likely origin for the precursor matrials of this CAI, but calculations suggest that dust/gas ratios substantially enhanced over solar are required to stabilize CaA12O4.