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Meteorites classification

Posted by Luca Baralis  
Meteorites classification
January 11, 2011 07:26AM
    
Please, any link to an official and complete classification table (or similar) for meteorites?

Per favore qualcuno può segnalarmi una classificazione ufficiale e completa per le meteoriti?

Thanks,

Luca

Luca B.
avatar Re: Meteorites classification
January 12, 2011 09:54AM
Luca, you can find a classification also on wikipedia: [en.wikipedia.org]
or here: [www.astrodigital.org]

Ciao.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 12, 2011 10:03PM
    
Hi, Marco
thanks for the links. Well I read the wikipedia one yet (but on wikipedia.it) and others, too. However the problem is that there are (not so large, really) a number of classification list, generally slightly different one to others.
And most of them (also the two linked) seems not complete: I know some groups can be further divided in subgroups.
I really don't know if all these subgroup are largely accepted, or if there is an official classification scheme granted by a "meteoritic istitution" (something like IMA for minerals?)

Luca B.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 12, 2011 10:17PM
    
More:
the classification list/tree on wikipedia.en isn't right the same of that on wikipedia.it...

Luca B.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 19, 2011 01:04PM
    
You might also try "Systematics and Evalution of Meteorite Classification", by Weisberg, McCoy and Krot (2007), a chapter from Meteorites and the Early Solar System II.

The PDF in available online.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 19, 2011 02:18PM
    
The PDF link: [haroldconnolly.com]
Re: Meteorites classification
January 19, 2011 02:52PM
There is nothing like "...an official and complete classification table (or similar) for meteorites". Scientific research never stops, and hates "official and complete" classifications. After all, it's the same as in any intellectual activity. Sorry for hurting you, if you thought otherwise!...Cheer up! J.J.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 19, 2011 04:23PM
    
Thanks to Jim & Uwe for the link: it seem interesting. I'll read it next weekend.

Luca B.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 19, 2011 04:33PM
    
jacques jedwab Scritto:
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> There is nothing like "...an official and complete classification table (or similar) for meteorites".
> Scientific research never stops, and hates "official and complete" classifications. After all, it's the same as in any intellectual
> activity. Sorry for hurting you, if you thought otherwise!...Cheer up! J.J.


Hurting ? Why? I agree with you: there in no definitive knowledge, so... however "official and complete" should be read as "up-to-date" and "endorsed by ...", well by some authority in meteorites.
To say, for minerals there is IMA, and IMA support teh Strunz & Nickel minerals classification, isn't it?

Luca B.
Re: Meteorites classification
January 24, 2011 01:55PM
Hello Luca,
a classification scheme with more detailed listing of subgroups you found at my homepage:
Meteorite classification
You will found also in this table slight differences to other schemes.

Thomas
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