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Thin section between crossed polarizers.   H5

TKW 142 grams. Fall not observed. Found 31 March 2018, Antofagasta, Chile.


Timur writes:
Strongly magnetic meteorite, without fusion crust, broken into separate rounded fragments.

Unusual chondrula with "spindle-shaped" pyroxene crystals.

Soviet microscope MPD-1 + Plan 3.5 x + Samsung NX2000.

The transparent polished section made by Timur Kryachko

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John Divelbiss
 1/10/2019 6:07:05 PM
Timur, As you suggested, if a chondrule it might be a very nice type PP (porphyritic pyroxene). Very cool and unique. Wonderful find!
Timur Kryachko
 1/10/2019 2:34:32 PM
This transparent polished section is now going to America. I think there, if desired, it can be studied.
John Divelbiss
 1/10/2019 12:55:26 PM
maybe it is not a chondrule and is a basaltic inclusion ?...unless we have a chondrule type like that...which looks to be made of interlaced crystals.
Timur Kryachko
 1/10/2019 11:12:58 AM
We must look at the photo number 2!

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