From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:11 2004
On Fri, 16 November 2001, Martin Horejsi wrote:
> Steve kindly wrote about the the Glorieta Mountain meteorite:
> > There is in my mind no doubt that the two types are from
> > the same meteoroid, and that Glorieta is a very unusual meteorite.
> > I have in my collection one blue black fusion crusted 1.5 kg iron that has at
> > least a dozen olivine crystals showing.
> Hello Steve and all,
> I have a couple pictures of Glorieta Mountain showing large regions of
> etched iron with only a rim of classic pallasite-looking olvine intermixed
> in the iron matrix.
> The images are in the Gallery at the Meteorite Exchange at:
> I agree with Steve when he said "Glorieta is a very unusual meteorite."
Martin and all,
There are really three types. Ones that are chock full of olivine, solid irons with no olivine, and the one that you have pictured with just a few or a rim of olivine.
The slice pictured is from an 18 lb individual recovered by Nininger in the late 1930's.
Steve Schoner, Amearicn Meteorite Survey
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Received on Fri 16 Nov 2001 10:37:57 AM PST