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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Moorabie   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link

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18 grams.   L3.8-an

TKW 14.04 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1965, New South Wales, Australia.


Bernd writes:
This slice has plenty of sharply defined chondrules* typical of an unequlibrated type L3 chondrite.

*See also: Meteorite Magazine, May 2006, Vol. 12, No. 2, Centerpiece pp. 22-23.

(1) its silicates are highly reduced

(2) its bulk iron lies in the region where L/LL chondrites overlap.

(3) high metal content reflected in a high density.

(4) petrographic type determined by TL sensitivity is lower than that suggested by olivine heterogeneity and carbon content.

(5) oxygen isotopic composition falls within the range of unequilibrated L and LL chondrites.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Graham Macleod
 3/7/2018 7:55:23 PM
Excellent piece Bernd, cheers
Tracy Latimer
 3/7/2018 6:07:17 PM
Beautiful L3! Quick question: if you pan L on the map, you see 2 nearly touching round lakes. Are those meteor craters?
Twink Monrad
 3/7/2018 9:35:37 AM
Wow that is a pretty one, besides interesting...
Jansen Lyons
 3/7/2018 9:19:09 AM
Incredible petrology Bernd, thanks for the share! Cheers!
Stephen Amara
 3/7/2018 3:54:39 AM
That's a great slice you have there Bernd, thank you for sharing as always!!

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