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Chelyabinsk   contributed by John Divelbiss   MetBul Link

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8.1 gram partly crusted impact melt individual.   LL5

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

From the MetBul:
A significant portion (1/3) of the stones consist of a dark, fine-grained impact melt containing mineral and chondrule fragments.

The melt was not caused by impact with Earth. It formed in ancient collisions in space.

A good description of the Chelyabinsk fall and of this impact melt can be found at www.universetoday.com


John writes:
This 8.1 gram partly crusted individual of an impact melt Chelyabinsk with a "nose-bridge" formation including a nice hole in it. It appears some softer materials melted out at the last moment.

Looks like a Stingray head to me. Enjoy this unique piece.
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John Divelbiss
 5/27/2022 7:39:57 PM
thank you, Herbert...I don't feel so alone now. :)
 5/27/2022 6:12:35 PM
Nice one, John! It is, however, not the only freshly fallen crusted stone meteorite with a natural hole in it. I have a smaller Chelyabinsk (1.56 g) with a similar "nose-bridge", so there are at least two. :)
John Divelbiss
 5/27/2022 9:28:27 AM
Here is my statement..."This is the only freshly fallen crusted stone meteorite ever seen in modern times with a natural hole in it. Unless someone knows differently then I claim this as true." :)

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