[meteorite-list] Ibitira--Not An HED Achrondrite
From: Michael Fowler <mqfowler_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Nov 4 17:45:15 2004
In doing research prior to purchasing an 18.5 gram slice of Ibitira, I
came across the following:
Ibitira: A basaltic achondrite from a distinct parent asteroid by
David W. Mittlefehldt submitted: 13 October 2004 Meteoritics &
link to pdf download: http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/mittlefehldt/Ibitira.pdf
Apparently Ibitira is a unique representative of a fifth parent body
with a basaltic (crust?). The others are represented by NWA 011, the
Angrites, Mesosiderites, and the HED's from Vesta.
Any comments, especially David Weir??
My goal, as a collector is to obtain a type specimen from as many
different parent bodies as possible. Since there are more than 135
such bodies, and I have representatives of 25, I have a ways to go!
Received on Thu 04 Nov 2004 05:45:09 PM PST