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Tieschitz meteorite (Tesic; Těšice; Tesice; Tischtin; Tistin), Prostějov, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 36' North , 17° 7' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.60000,17.11667
GeoHash:G#: u2u4jmruz
Other regions containing this locality:Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:H/L3.6 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:H/L3.6
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Ordinary chondrite, unequilibrated (H/L3.6; S2; W0)
Witnessed fall, 15 July 1878: 28.5 kg

After some loud detonations in the early afternoon, a single stone was seen to fall. Clearly delineated chondrules, chondrule fragments, isolated silicate grains, Fe-Ni metal and troilite are densely packed within a fine-grained and complex matrix. The range of olivine composition (Fa10-55) indicate a highly unequilibrated chondrite. Textures of the chondrules are quiet diverse as well, but are mostly olivine and/or pyroxene rich [BO, PO, PP, BP, RP types are all reported by Lux (1981)]. Undulose extinction in the olivine is due to moderate preterrestrial shock. Some unusual 'white matrix' contains feldspathoids rarely seen in more equilibrated ordinary chondrites. Unusual tiny aggregates with poorly characterized carbonaceous material are also present. Various indicators indicate moderate amounts of preterrestrial aqueous alteration.

Tieschitz is one of only 44 witnessed petrologic type 3 (unequilibrated) ordinary chondrite falls. Furthermore, it is the only meteorite classified as exactly 'H/L3.6' (as of September 2015).

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0 - 66 Ma

ID: 3185279
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

2.588 - 5.333 Ma

ID: 3143006
West Carpathian molasse

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sand}, Minor{silt,clay,gravel}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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Mason, B.H. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 27, 1011-1023.
Kurat, G. (1970) Sur genese des köhligen materials im meteoriten von Tietschitz. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 7:317-324.
Lux, G., Keil, K. & Taylor, G. J. (1981) Chondrules in H3 chondrites - Textures, compositions and origins: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 45: 675-685.
Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Lee, M.R., Russell, S.S., Arden, J.W., & Pillinger, C.T. (1995) Nierite (Si3N4), a new mineral from ordinary and enstatite chondrites. Meteoritics 30 (4): 387-397. (July 1995).
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.
Hutchison R., Alexander C.M.O’D. & Bridges, J.C. (1998) Elemental redistribution in Tieschitz and the origin of white matrix. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33 (5): 1169–1179. (Sept 1998).
Grady, M.M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; New York; Oakleigh; Madrid; Cape Town. 689 pages.
Krestina, N., Hsu, W., Wasserburg, G.J. (2002) Circumstellar oxide grains in ordinary chondrites and their origin (abstract). Lunar Planet. Sci. 33: pdf.1425.
Wlotzka, F. (2005) Cr spinel and chromite as petrogenetic indictors in ordinary chondrites: Equilibrium temperatures of petrologic type 3.7 to 6. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 40 (11): 1673-1702. (Nov 2005).
Catherine Caillet Komorowski, Ahmed El Goresy, Masaaki Miyahara, Omar Boudouma, Chi Ma (2012) Discovery of Hg–Cu-bearing metal-sulfide assemblages in a primitive H-3 chondrite: Towards a new insight in early solar system processes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volumes 349–350, 1 October 2012, Pages 261–271.
Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.

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