achondrites

achondrites

Achondrites are a very diverse goup of meteorites representing a wide range of developmental processes in the solar system.  Some have crystallization …

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Millbillillie, Eucrite

Millbillillie is an odd one; it was apparently witnessed to fall in October 1960, but no one bothered to track down the …

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NWA 2482, Polymict Eucrite

Technically, this stone is the remaining main mass of “NWA 2482,” but it belongs to a fairly substantial pairing group.  This meteorite …

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NWA 3197, Anomalous Howardite

This odd meteorite is a mix of a few different things: the typical HED eucritic and diogenitic material make up most of …

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NWA 6497, Polymict Eucrite

This stone came already-cut from a dealer.  It weighs 44.6 grams and is a brecciated eucrite.  Of note — some clasts were …

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NWA 7831, Diogenite

This meteorite isn’t even approved yet, but it’s a stunning diogenite comprised mostly of translucent, crystalline orthopyroxene.  I don’t know of any …

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Palo Blanco Creek, Eucrite

There is nearly information on Palo Blanco Creek in the Meteoritical Bulletin.  The stone was found in 1954 and weighed 1,482 grams; …