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Gandom Beryan 002   contributed by Timur Kryachko   MetBul Link
 


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TKW 1070 grams. Fall not observed. Found 30 April 2016, Kerman, Iran.


Timur writes:
Unusual chondrula in chondrite Gandom Beryan 002 (Iran).

The meteorite was found by Timur Kryachko, during the Iranian-Russian expedition to Iran, 2016 Apr 30. The transparent polished section was made by Timur Kryachko. The photo was obtained on a MPD-1 microscope, with 9x, 3.5x, 20x objectives (three images in crossed polarization light, and one in the transmitted light). This chondra consists of orthopyroxene, with an anomalous, for this meteorite, Fs = 22. The content of Al2O3 is 2 - 2.5%!


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Tracy Latimer
 12/5/2017 9:03:05 AM
Looks like 'dragon skin' ammolite
John Divelbiss
 12/5/2017 8:52:44 AM
may not be a sign of Life but possibly of chondrule intelligence with its' brainy look.
Timur Kryachko
 12/5/2017 5:14:19 AM
Yes, yes, but there is no real relief, the surface of the chondra in the section is absolutely flat!
Bernd Pauli
 12/5/2017 1:44:21 AM
Weird-looking but interesting orthopyroxene chondrule... as if the pyroxenes had been "inflated"... almost three-dimensional!
Peter Marmet
 12/5/2017 1:05:50 AM
Stunning!!!
John Hope
 12/5/2017 12:40:09 AM
Amazing pictures Timur, thank you.
Mirko Graul
 12/5/2017 12:05:14 AM
Very special and interesting chondrule!
 
 


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