[meteorite-list] Impact Melt meteorites
From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:13 2004
> Bernd, Your list should also include that most beautiful
> Canadian meteorite, Abee. Classified as an EH Impact
> melt breccia in the 2000 catalogue of meteorites.
And not only in Monica Grady's 5th edition of the Catalogue
but also in an article by our list member Russ Kempton:
KEMPTON R. (1996) Abee: More Questions Than Answers
(METEORITE! Magazine, Pallasite Press, November, 1996, excerpt):
Abee is an impact-melt breccia, EH chondrite. Its internal structure is
a myriad of granulated metal-rimmed, varying-sized clasts embedded
in a dark gray, fine-grained groundmass. "How?" and "what?" are the
first two words that come to mind when one sees this meteorite.
> Speaking of impact melts, wouldn't Rose City, (an
> H5 chondrite) also be considered such a meteorite?
Rose City is an S6 black, impact melt breccia.
This d o e s show that computers are "dumb critters". Both for Abee
and for Rose City I had entered the words "impact melt" with a hyphen
(=> impact-melt) and so the database query did not detect them. There
may well be more such examples.
Thank you all for cautiously telling me :-)
Received on Fri 23 Nov 2001 06:35:28 PM PST