[meteorite-list] Looking for Happy meteorite goodness

From: Jason Utas <meteoritekid_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:00:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CABEOBj++cwNcP64Sy2TniqtLuXvyXGx6hKumsaXYXhXRCuDYOQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hello All,
Gao, Chergach, Pultusk, and other ordinary chondrites often have their
impact melt portions ignored when being characterized. Chelyabinsk
would be the most recent obvious example of this -- "LL5 S4 W0"
Except, when you read the petrographic description:

"...A significant portion (1/3) of the stones consist of a dark,
fine-grained impact melt containing mineral and chondrule fragments.
Feldspar is well developed and practically isotropic. No high-pressure
phases were found in the impact melt. There are black-colored thin
shock veins in both light and dark lithologies."


We collectors see impact melt and think it's cool, but it's secondary
information for the classification, I think.



On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 6:35 AM, Jim Wooddell
<jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> On 10/30/2013 6:02 AM, Marc Fries wrote:
>> Let me try that again with a more accurate Subject line...
>> Hi Marc!
> Looking at the pictures and the lack of information in the bulletin, this
> one would be worthy of another stab at classification! Happy (b) and (c)
> could use some new work too!
> Jim
>> On Oct 29, 2013, at 11:27 AM, Marc Fries wrote:
>>> Howdy all
>>> I'm looking for a meteorite to buy or borrow for a scientific study.
>>> Does anyone have a piece of Happy(a)? It is listed as an H3 but appears to
>>> be an impact melt, at least in part. Please contact me off-list at
>>> mfries8 at hotmail.com
>>> Cheers,
>>> Marc Fries
> --
> Jim Wooddell
> jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net
> http://pages.suddenlink.net/chondrule/
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