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Bishunpur meteorite (Parjabatpur meteorite), Uttar Pradesh, India

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 22' 59'' North , 82° 36' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.38333,82.60000
Non-native locality type:Meteorite
Meteorite Type:LL3.15 chondrite
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate

Ordinary chondrite, unequilibrated (LL3.15; S4; W0)
Fall, 26 April 1895; 1.039 kg

After detonations 4 stones fell with two of them being recovered at Bishunpur (942 g) and Parjabatpur (97 g), 1.8 km apart. The meteorite is composed of sharply delineated chondrules and chondrule fragments (~60 vol%) within a densely packed fine-grained matrix. Undulose extinction and mosaicism in olivine suggest strong preterrestrial shock (level S4). Opaques (Fe-Ni metal, troilite, chromite) and minor silicates (Ca-poor clinopyroxene, diopside) are present. A feldspathic and smectite presence indicate pre-terrestrial aqueous alteration.

Listed as Parjabatpur in the NHM catalogue.

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Mason, B.H. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 27, 1011-1023.

King, T.V.V. & King, E.A. (1981) Accretionary dark rims in unequilibrated chondrites: Icarus 48(3): 460-472. (Dec. 1981).

Fisenko, A.V. and L.F. Semenova (1997) On the Selection of Chondrites for Studying Interstellar Diamond. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Brearley, A.J. & Jones, R.H. (1998) Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, JJ - Ed.), Chapter 3: 1-398: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, USA.

Lauretta, D.S., Buseck,P.R. & Zega, T.J. (2001) Opaque Minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) meteorite: constraints on the chondrule formation environment: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65 (8): 1337-1353. (April 2001).

Krestina, N., Hsu, W., Wasserburg, G.J. (2002) Circumstellar oxide grains in ordinary chondrites and their origin (abstract). Lunar Planet. Sci. 33: pdf.1425.

Lauretta, Dante S., Peter R. Buseck, and Thomas J. Zega (2001) Opaque minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) chondrite: constraints on the chondrule formation environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 65(8)(15 April 2001): 1337-1353.

Kojima, Tomoko, Lauretta, Dante S., and Buseck, Peter R. (2003) Accretion, dispersal, and reaccumulation of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) brecciated chondrite: Evidence from troilite-silicate-metal inclusions and chondrule rims. Geochimica et Cosmochimica acta: 67(16): 3065-3078.

Johnson, C.L., D.S. Lauretta, and P.R. Buseck (2000) A High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Fine-Grained Phosphates in Metal From the Bishunpur LL3.1 Ordinary Chondrite, 63rd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (5303.pdf).

Lauretta, D.S. & Killgore, M. (2005). A Color Atlas of Meteorites in Thin Sections. Southwest Meteorite Press: Payson, Arizona. 301 pages.

Huss, G.R., Rubin, A.E. & Grossman, J.N. (2006) Thermal Metamorphism in Chondrites: In: Meteorites and The Early Solar System (Editors: Lauretta, D.S. & McSween Jr, H.Y.) University of Arizona Press. Tucson. pp. 567-586.

Gietzen, K.M., Lacy, H.S.Y., Ostrowski, D.R. & Sears, D.W.G. (2012)
IRTF observations of S complex and other asteroids: Implications for surface compositions, the presence of clinopyroxenes, and their relationship to meteorites. MAPS 47(11):1789-1808. (Nov 2012).

Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.

External Links

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php -MeteoriticalBulletinDatabase
http:www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code= 5060 -Bishunpur@MetBullDatabase

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