Girgenti (L6)

Country: Italy
State/District: Sicily
Date of fall/find: Fell 1853, February 10 1830hrs UT
Total known weight: 18 kg (approx.)
Number of pieces: 3
Type: Stone. Ordinary chondrite, veined, contains maskelynite
Shock stage: d

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Three stones, one of about 7lb, fell, R.P.Greg, Phil. Mag., 1862, 24, p.538. See also, with an analysis, G.vom Rath, Ann. Phys., 1869, 138, p.541. Account of the fall, M.H.Hey, Am. J. Sci., 1951, 249, p.249 (M.A.11-440), M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.175. Description and analysis, 23.51% total Fe, G.R.Levi-Donati and E.Jarosewich, Meteoritics, 1972, 7, p.109. About 18kg is known in collections. Partial INAA, R.A.Schmitt et al., Meteoritics, 1972, 7, p.131. Ga and Ge contents of metal phase, C.-L.Chou and A.J.Cohen, GCA, 1973, 37, p.315. Infrared photometry, albedo, JHK colors, M.Leake et al., Meteoritics, 1978, 13, p.101. Shock classification, R.T.Dodd and E.Jarosewich, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 1979, 44, p.335. Bulk density and porosity, M.Terho et al., Studia Geophysica et Geodaedica, 1993, 37, p.65; see also, D.T.Britt and G.J.Consolmagno, MAPS, 2003, 38, p.1161; S.L.Wilkison and M.S.Robinson, MAPS, 2000, 35, p.1203. Modal mineralogy and mineral chemistry, H.K.Gastineau-Lyons et al., MAPS, 2002, 37, p.75. Magnetic susceptibility, P.Rochette et al., MAPS, 2003, 38, p.251.

ID#: 4799
Description: Thin end cut with crust
Size: 3.8 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 4.69 gr



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