|Special Session of
the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco Commemorating the Fortieth Anniversary of
the Synthesis and Discovery of Stishovite
Charles T. Prewitt and Russell J. Hemley, Conveners
In 1961 Stishov and Popova  reported the synthesis of "A new modification of
silica," and in 1962 Chao, Fahey, Littler, and Milton  discovered the same phase
in nature and published a paper, "Stishovite, SiO2, a very high pressure new mineral
from meteor crater, Arizona." These developments foreshadowed a wide range of
activities in the subsequent forty years that have transformed the discipline of
high-pressure mineralogy/mineral physics into an essential component of earth science
Contributions to this session should demonstrate connections to the original stishovite
work through the evolution of theoretical, experimental, and field studies of silica,
silicates, other mineral phases, and also of analog materials that provide understanding
of the physical and chemical foundations of
mineralogy. We anticipate that S. M. Stishov and other pioneers in this field will be
present for the special session.
 Stishov SM, Popova SV (1961) A new modification of silica.
 Chao ECT, Fahey JJ, Littler J, Milton DJ (1962) Stishovite, SiO2, a very high pressure
new mineral from meteor crater, Arizona. J Geophys Res 67:419-421
August 30, 2001, is the deadline for receipt of the
Postal/Express Mail Abstracts.
September 6, 2001 1400 UTC, is the deadline for receipt of the
November 9, 2001, is the deadline for pre-registration and
December 10-14, 2001: 2001 AGU Fall Meeting
in San Francisco.
Please consult http://www.agu.org/ for information about submission of abstracts.