[meteorite-list] Paleo EL3 Surface Features

From: Phil Morgan <pkmorgan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 18:12:20 -0700
Message-ID: <003601c761e7$fd84d8b0$0307a8c0_at_Gateway500s>

Please forgive the similar posting, but my original title wasn't very
descriptive and I have a couple of new questions. Note also that I didn't
intend to diss the discussion about "flat flying window crashers". I've
forgotten all the calculations being applied but it's interesting to hear
the analysis.

I never thought this EL3 was very visually interesting, but I'm getting a
kick out of it so again please excuse my curiosity.

BTW, I've received one vote for the EL3 family and one for a furnace
clinker. Gary, thanks for the photo. I have some of the brownish pieces as
well but this one seems different. Might be the blue part - or a furnace

So what does the exterior of these paleo EL3s look like if anything
interesting at all? I believe it was Michael Cottingham who had some
advertised on e-bay with fusion crust. Might be have fusion crust, leached
rind, and nothing?

Norbert Kammel has a ferrocrete Wolfe Crater impactite described as limonite
deposited from solution. Looks very similar to the exteroir of the item in
question and as I understand it (but could very well be wrong), the
mechanics could have been similar.

Here are links to my original pictures again. Any further comments?
20x interior

Here is the whole thing. The pebbles stuck would seem to be a mini version
of the cobble conglomerate:

 And here is what those shiny areas look like up close (again 20x):

Thanks again and regards to all,
Received on Thu 08 Mar 2007 08:12:20 PM PST

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