[meteorite-list] Katol news

From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:48:53 -0500
Message-ID: <43672092-5B37-4AC7-94E4-AE6BC8176195_at_meteoriteguy.com>

The reports of solid iron individuals are credible:) I have one (the largest at 136 grams) and I know of 5 others.
Katol is an enigma and news should be out soon.
Michael Farmer

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> On Oct 1, 2013, at 11:36 AM, "Galactic Stone & Ironworks" <meteoritemike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi List,
> Last night I heard something puzzling.
> A collector/scientist that I know says that he read a paper published
> by GSI that claims Katol is an H5 chondrite. I asked him for a link
> to the paper or more info on it, and I am still waiting to hear back
> on that.
> In the meantime, this has me wondering. I have seen a lot of H5
> chondrites over the years. I have seen fresh H5 falls and weathered
> H5 NWA stones. I have never seen an H5 (or any H-chondrite) that
> resembles Katol. I have a hard time believing that this meteorite is
> an H. The pieces I have seen (many, ranging in size from crumbs to 2+
> grams, whole and fragments) do not look like chondrites at all. I
> have heard reports of specimens that have chondrules, but I have not
> seen any. I also heard reports of a specimen that is entirely metal
> and another one with crystalline inclusions. If those reports are
> credible, and based on the green matrix and crystalline texture, then
> I doubt this is an H-chondrite.
> Does anyone have a link to this GSI paper or more info about it?
> Best regards,
> MikeG
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