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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info


 
Unclassified   contributed by Jesper Grønne, IMCA 4925   MetBul Link


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See Contributor comments below.   Unclassified

TKW 65 grams.

Jesper writes:
A chondrite of unknown origin that I bought from a friend only last week. Please look at the details and comment on what you see – type, details etc. especially the light cracked area with black, red and green spots, but all comments are appreciated – thanks.


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Jesper
 8/14/2018 12:08:41 AM
Thanks for the comments. LL3 is most likely then * with jewels :-)
Clio Laplace
 8/13/2018 7:14:00 PM
Oooh! The Jewel Box of the Heavens.
Ken Regelman
 8/13/2018 3:59:54 PM
It Looks like an LL3 to me . I have seen a number of this type. I have about 500gs maybe more that are very similar including an inclusion that looks like a Eucrite . I think that is what you have with yours . It has a great look !!!
Bernd Pauli
 8/13/2018 1:24:20 PM
Jesper, chondrule size gradually increases from H to L and to LL. The size you mention and the sparse FeNi may make it an LL chondrite!
Jesper
 8/13/2018 12:12:48 PM
Thanks Bernd. Most chondrules are *1-2 mm but some are 4-6 mm. I thought of L3 because of the sparse metal and abundant nice round chondrules, but I am no expert.
Bernd Pauli
 8/13/2018 11:19:27 AM
Hello Jesper, no, the white area doesn't really look like a typical CAI. Not sure, maybe it's plagioclase. By the way, what's the average chondrule size? L-chondrites usually have a larger chondrule diameter than H-chondrites.
Jesper
 8/13/2018 9:07:47 AM
Thanks Stephen, I am a relatively new member of IMCA, so all comments on this stone are very welcome. I sliced it a few days ago. Could it be a L3 chondrite? The light area don*t really look like a CAI * do it?
Stephen Amara
 8/13/2018 3:52:01 AM
The other thing that is really interesting is that baby seems to be loaded with vesicles.
Stephen Amara
 8/13/2018 3:50:02 AM
Wow what a outstanding chondrite!!! I would love to find out what that inclusion is made up of!!! It's really beautiful what ever it may be. Thank you for sharing this awesome alien!!
 

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