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2021 Fall Date Project

The MPOD Caretakers want to present meteorite falls on their fall dates. For example, Sikhote Aline on 12 February.

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Chelyabinsk Impact Melt   contributed by John Divelbiss   MetBul Link

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7.7 grams.   LL5

TKW 1 ton. Observed fall 15 February 2013, in Chelyabinskaya oblast’, Russia.

From the MetBul:
A significant portion (1/3) of the stones consist of a dark, fine-grained impact melt containing mineral and chondrule fragments.

The melt was not caused by impact with Earth. It formed in ancient collisions in space.

A good description of the Chelyabinsk fall and of this impact melt can be found at www.universetoday.com


John writes:
Impact Melt Breccia with "Crust Blue-ing".
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2 pictures in the Queue
John Mixter
 2/22/2021 9:24:26 PM
Excellent photographs that capture the coloful crust. Well done!
John Divelbiss
 2/22/2021 6:28:58 PM
thanks Steve...the darker the IM specimen the better chance of finding Blue-ing on Chelyabinsk.
Steve Brittenham
 2/22/2021 1:38:27 AM
Love the iridescence!


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