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Ragland   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link

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Meteorite collection of Bernd Pauli.   Copyright (c) Bernd Pauli.
.36 and 3.062 grams.   LL3.4

TKW 12.1 kg. Fall not observed. A single, oriented, mass in three fragments was found in a wheat field, 1978, Quay County, New Mexico, USA. Not recognized as a meteorite until 1982.

Bernd writes:
The rectangular, thin slice weighs 0.36 gr and has interstitial, black, molten sulfide.

The larger slice weighs 3.062 gr and is loaded with colorful chondrules. There is a large, rhomboidal grayish-blue clast in the 9 o’clock position, and, lower right of center, in the 5 o’clock position, there is a bleached chondrule (a.k.a. bull’s eye chondrule) with an indentation.

Bleached chondrules are evidence for widespread aqueous processes on the parent asteroid of the Ragland chondrite.
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 11/4/2016 6:35:11 AM
Bernd - Thanks for the detailed interesting description of this colorful treat.
Mark Bittmann
 11/3/2016 11:35:19 PM
Nice one.
John Divelbiss
 11/3/2016 7:41:30 PM
eye popping colored chondrules...excellent Bernd !!!
 11/3/2016 1:00:09 PM
Jorg-Florian Jensch
 11/3/2016 6:39:05 AM
Beautiful colorful chondrules.
Twink Monrad
 11/3/2016 5:41:53 AM
Very pretty and interesting about chondrules. Location not too far from Arizona !
Gregor Hoeher
 11/3/2016 4:58:36 AM
Ah, this is the famous Ragland seen from the near. Beautiful. The weathering process makes it wonderfully colorful.
 11/3/2016 4:03:47 AM
Beautiful specimen Bernd.
Adri*n Contreras G*mez
 11/3/2016 2:10:35 AM
Realmente precioso!!!

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