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6.5 gram slice.   LL5

TKW 1 ton. Observed fall 15 February 2013, in Chelyabinskaya oblast’, Russia.


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MexicoDoug
 1/10/2020 3:32:55 PM
Nice illustration of the curious feature, thanks! I'm wondering if what you're all calling a bleached chondrule refers to a possible chemically reduced chondrule or metal-free chondrule or glass, and bleached as just lack of color. I would think actual bleaching would add color where metal is concerned.
John Divelbiss
 1/5/2020 8:36:23 AM
personally I like photo 7...the colors are close in it.
John Divelbiss
 1/5/2020 8:32:59 AM
Graham, Bernd, Don and others...for my Fisheye specimen, to me this feature is a unique looking bleached chondrule. The photo color is not quite right because the outer rim should be a light colored lime green. The center "eye" is a charcoal color. When first cut the lime green was more pronounced. When I went to take a picture of this piece months later I noticed it wasn't quite as green...and fading toward a whiter color. I have seen similar eye-like chondrules in cut Chelyabinsk specimens.
Don Cracraft 2650
 1/5/2020 7:20:35 AM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing, and all the pics. What is the inclusion? Don
Bernd Pauli
 1/5/2020 6:05:24 AM
Could this be an absolutely fresh bleached chondrule???
Graham Ensor
 1/5/2020 4:38:49 AM
Interesting slice and inclusion...not at all sure what that is?
 

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