[meteorite-list] Looking for Happy meteorite goodness

From: Jim Wooddell <jim.wooddell_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:37:16 -0700
Message-ID: <5271982C.7020101_at_suddenlink.net>

Hi Jason and all!

I think the description of the impact melt was sufficient for
Chelyabinsk unless new information comes forward.

However, with Happy, at least two of them are not fully classified, (b)
and (c). All three Happy's are vague at best, unlike Chelyabinsk!
It is one that could be revisited.


On 10/30/2013 3:00 PM, Jason Utas wrote:
> 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."
> http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=57165
> We collectors see impact melt and think it's cool, but it's secondary
> information for the classification, I think.
> Regards,
> Jason
> www.fallsandfinds.com
> 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

Jim Wooddell
jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net
Received on Wed 30 Oct 2013 07:37:16 PM PDT

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