Itqiy, EH7-anomalous

This meteorite is largely comprised of enstatite, and it is presumed to be a partial melt derived from an E or EH-chondrite precursor.  There’s quite a bit of literature on this meteorite, most of it related to the E-chondrite parent body and the timeframe of its differentiation.  The volatilization and deposition of metal along silicate grain boundaries gives this meteorite a spectacular, unique appearance.

Itqiy: A metal-rich enstatite meteorite with achondritic texture

Itqiy: A study of noble gases and oxygen isotopes including its terrestrial age and a comparison with Zaklodzie

From the Meteoritical Bulletin:
it24.24 gram cut block with knobbly crust.  Photos courtesy of Luc Labenne.

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