chondrite classification

From the chondrite information page, the petrographic classification scheme works kind of like this: completely altered by water into clay (no known …

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Ash Creek, Texas

On February 15th, 2009 at around 11AM local time, a small asteroid entered the atmosphere and broke up over Birome, Texas.  Larger …

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Breja, LL6

Breja is an odd fall that somehow escaped publication despite having a known find location, known fall date, and a fairly large …

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Bruderheim, L6

The fall of the Bruderheim meteorite was accompanied by spectacular effects.  A complete account of the fall and its recovery can be …

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Bunker Hill, L6

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Bunker Hill. After we purchased the stone from Bob Haag in Tucson, local friend and meteorite hunter Robert …

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Carancas, H4-5

The Carancas meteorite violently exploded when it made landfall just south of Lake Titicaca on September 15, 2007.  It is one of …

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Chico Hills, H5

I don’t have much information on this rare find other than the original Meteoritical Bulletin No. 37. Here’s a 51 gram fusion-crusted …

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Correo, H4

This strewn field from New Mexico has been producing finds for over thirty years.  The total known weight is still only a …

unequilibrated chondrite

chondrites

Chondrites are the most primitive group of meteorites.  They have formation ages dating to at least 4.56 billion years before the present, …