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Hungen meteorite, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germanyi
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Hungen meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
WetteraukreisDistrict
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 17' 59'' North , 8° 55' 0'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Altenstadt12,258 (2013)2.4km
Florstadt8,905 (2011)4.0km
Glauburg3,147 (2017)6.2km
Reichelsheim6,814 (2018)6.9km
Nidderau20,090 (2015)7.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Hungen Meteorstein, Hessen, Deutschland


Ordinary Chondrite, veined (H6)
Fell, 17 May 1877, 112 g, 2 stones

While on his way to Borsdorf, Herr Scharmann from Steinheim heard thunder on a cloudless day, followed by an assorted medley of swishing and whirring sounds as several stones fell around him. One piece broke a thin branch and fell in front of his feet. After some trembling hesitation he finally touched what turned out to be a cool stone. A few months later Buchner and some colleges recovered another small 26 g stone in the area. The stones were covered with a thin, non-oriented fusion crust which displayed a few flecks of metal. Within the stone dark veins or lamellae were quite apparent as well as some meteoritic iron, troilite, and other opaques. A hand lens revealed chondrules and the microscope revealed olivine crystals. In the past century, very little new appears to have been added to the record for this rather small meteorite. A more precise analysis of the olivine (Fa19) and textures has allowed a more precise identification of the Hungen meteorite as an H6 ordinary chondrite (high-iron group).

Hungen is one of 14 ordinary H-chondrites recovered in Germany including 11 falls. Half of the original mass has remained with Giessen University for many decades.

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2 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Wadsworth, M. E. (1884) Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the Cordilleras. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 208 pages. [eBook available]
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Wadsworth, M. E. (1884) Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the Cordilleras. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 208 pages. [eBook available]
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Buchner, O. (1877) Der Meteorstein von Hungen. Tschermaks Mineralogische Mitteilungen. Heft#4, pp. 42-44.; Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.; Wadsworth, M. E. (1884) Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the Cordilleras. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 208 pages. [eBook available]
'Meteoritic Iron'
Reference: Buchner, O. (1877) Der Meteorstein von Hungen. Tschermaks Mineralogische Mitteilungen. Heft#4, pp. 42-44.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Buchner, O. (1877) Der Meteorstein von Hungen. Tschermaks Mineralogische Mitteilungen. Heft#4, pp. 42-44.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

References

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Buchner, O. (1877) Der Meteorstein von Hungen. Tschermaks Mineralogische Mitteilungen. Heft#4, pp. 42-44.
Wadsworth, M. E. (1884) Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the Cordilleras. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 208 pages.
Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
Grady, M.M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; New York; Oakleigh; Madrid; Cape Town. 689 pages.

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