[meteorite-list] Dhofar 979 ureilite

From: Kashuba, Ontario, California <mary.kashuba_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Oct 15 01:09:50 2004
Message-ID: <00a801c4b275$2e036a30$6401a8c0_at_VALUED2CAD4949>

David, Mike and List,

Here are a couple pictures of a part of a 1.5 gram part slice I got from


John Kashuba
Ontario, California

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Weir" <dgweir_at_earthlink.net>
To: "Mike Farmer" <meteoritehunter_at_comcast.net>
Cc: "Meteorite-list" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Dhofar 979 ureilite

> Hi Mike and list,
> I for one am struck by the texture of this new ureilite, and I can't
> really figure out what I'm seeing. Under a scope with incident light my
> 19mm x 14mm x 2mm, 2.03 gram part slice is composed of virtually 100%
> clear to yellowish, translucent to glassy, sub-mm to mm-sized silicates,
> which allow for an almost see-thru quality (how's that for a David
> New-like description :) I don't observe any matrix or opaque veins that
> are typical in most ureilites. This appearance is very weird for a
> ureilite, at least to the inexperienced petrologist (me!). I am very
> curious to read Ted's description for this one when it's available -
> maybe some other list members have also purchased some of this ureilite
> and can share their thoughts about it - Bernd? If not may I highly
> recommend this one as a unique ureilite, and that I concur with what Ted
> Bunch told Mike about its being "maybe unique". An understatement I
> think. Mike please pass along any information as you receive it.
> David
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Received on Fri 15 Oct 2004 01:09:41 AM PDT

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