|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||49° 36' North , 17° 7' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||49.60000,17.11667|
|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).
27 valid minerals.
Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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0 - 66 Ma
|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. 
2.588 - 5.333 Ma
|West Carpathian molasse|