[meteorite-list] Tafassasset

From: Tracy Latimer <tracyl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:06:15 2004
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0211151757260.23272-100000_at_netra.lib.state.hi.us>

I have a small slice of this meteorite in my collection. It has to be one
of the weirdest meteorites I have yet looked at, and I suspect it may
require a classification all its own. It is so remelted, recrystallized
and deformed I find it hard to believe it may be related to the CR type,
yet I still can find a couple of relict chondrules in my piece.

Tracy Latimer

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 Impactika_at_aol.com wrote:

> Hello,
> Last night I posted this, but I don't think it made it through, so here it is
> again. (And if it did get posted, I am sorry I repeat myself).
> ______________________________________________
> Hello Members,
> Only a few weeks ago, some of you asked if the controversy around Tafassasset
> had been resolved.
> I was reading the latest "Meteorite" and in the NEWS article "Annual
> Meteoritical Society Meeting", I found the following statement:
> "The unusual Niger meteorite Tafassasset was discussed by Jutta
> Zipfel, who suggested it is surely related to the CR chondrites, but has been
> severely metamorphosed and partly melted".
> Does that help answer the question?
> Anne Black
> IMCA #2356
> www.IMPACTIKA.com
> e-mail: IMPACTIKA_at_aol.com
Received on Fri 15 Nov 2002 11:01:45 PM PST

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