Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

June 18, 2014 2:57 PM

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Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

"We finally tracked down natural silicate-perovskite," said Chi Ma.

Having recently been seen by scientists for the first time, silicate-perovskite -- the world's most abundant mineral, previously named for its chemical components and crystal structure -- has been rechristened as bridgmanite.

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