purchased December 2000
no coordinates recorded A 210 g meteorite was purchased by Canadian Work in progress. A solid natural object reaching a planet’s surface from interplanetary space. Solid portion of a meteoroid that survives its fall to Earth, or some other body. Meteorites are classified as stony meteorites, iron meteorites, and stony-iron meteorites. These groups are further divided according to their mineralogy and Click on Term to Read More dealer D. Bessey in Erfoud, Morocco. Upon cutting, it was considered that it was a particularly nice LL3 and was used to make thin sections. Thereafter, a 34.7 g sample and a Thin slice or rock, usually 30 µm thick. Thin sections are used to study rocks with a petrographic microscope. were sent to the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow for analysis and classification. The preliminary analysis conducted by S. Afanasiev (Vernad) led to the determination that this was an E3 Chondrite meteorites are the most common accounting for 83.6% of falls. Chondrites are comprised mostly of Fe- and Mg-bearing silicate minerals (found in both chondrules and fine grained matrix), free Fe/Ni metal (found in various states like large blebs, small grains and/or even chondrule rims), and various refractory inclusions (such Click on Term to Read More (Fs1.11, An10.8) with a A petrographic assessment, using features observed in minerals grains, of the degree to which a meteorite has undergone shock metamorphism. The highest stage observed in 25% of the indicator grains is used to determine the stage. Also called "shock level". Click on Term to Read More of S2 and a weathering grade of W3.
Photos courtesy of Dean Bessey
Photos courtesy of Jason Utas; see more here >> fallsandfinds.com