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Nanoscale deformation twinning in xenotime, a new shocked mineral, from the Santa Fe impact structure (New Mexico, USA)

Shock microstructures in refractory accessory minerals such as zircon and monazite provide crucial evidence for deciphering impact-related deformation in a wide variety of planetary materials. Here we describe the first occurrence of shock deformation in xenotime, YPO 4, from a shocked quartz–bearing shatter cone in granite at the Santa Fe impact structure (New Mexico, USA).
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