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Lanzenkirchen meteorite, Lanzenkirchen, Wiener Neustadt-Land District, Lower Austria, Austriai
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Lanzenkirchen meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
LanzenkirchenMunicipality
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 45' North , 16° 14' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Meteorite Class:
Meteoritical Society Class:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kleinwolkersdorf826 (2018)1.2km
Lanzenkirchen837 (2018)1.8km
Haderswörth932 (2018)2.2km
Frohsdorf1,163 (2018)2.2km
Ofenbach225 (2018)2.2km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Lanzenkirchen Meteorit, Neustadtl an der Donau, Mostviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich


Ordinary Chondrite (L4)
Fell, 28 Aug 1925; 7 kg, 2 stones

In the early evening a well-observed fireball as bright as a nearly full (gibbous) moon was seen, accompanied by detonations, and two stones with fusion crusts were eventually recovered. The larger stone (5 kg) was recovered the next day. Over 5 weeks later a smaller stone (2 kg) was also recovered ~ 2.5 km from the first stone. The stones themselves were somewhat unusual. Their overall chondritic character was more or less normal — distinct olivine (Fa24) and orthopyroxene (Fs21) chondrules were found within a silicate-rich matrix along with minor Fe-Ni metal (~4 vol%) and troilite. Other accessory silicates (plagioclase, diopside) and opaques (chromite, Ilmenite) were also present. However, the meteorite also contained dark and light areas with numerous features due to strong preterrestrial shocks. Most obvious were darkened, glass-containing olivine crystals and the troilite which has been frequently dispersed into droplets and veins. These and other features have been discussed in detail by Kurat & Kurzweil (1965).

Lanzenkirchen is one of 4 witnessed meteorite falls recovered in Austria. Three are ordinary L (Low-iron) chondrites. The main masses of both stones have been with the Naturhistorisches Museum in Wien (Vienna).

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5 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Description: Variable, but distinctly albitic composition; Mostly as small grains (< 10 µm) intergrown with Ca-rich pyroxene & glass.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Description: Shock-produced Ca-poor clinopyroxene as well as diopside.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Description: As xenomorphic crystals within matrix.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine (Fa24) often accompanied by accessory Chromite, may contain glass.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Description: Sparse, but as moderately large grains when found.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
'Meteoritic Iron'
Description: Often in small aggregates which may be accompanied by small troilites and chromite grains.
Reference: Michel, H. (1925): Der Meteorsteinfall von Lanzenkirchen in Niederösterreich. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 39: 190-193. ; Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Description: Orthopyroxene (Fs21), with olivine, a predominant constituent of chondrules.
Reference: Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Often shock dispersed in veins & as small droplets.
Reference: Michel, H. (1925): Der Meteorsteinfall von Lanzenkirchen in Niederösterreich. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 39: 190-193. ; Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
CuCopper
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3

References

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Michel, H. (1925): Der Meteorsteinfall von Lanzenkirchen in Niederösterreich. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 39: 190-193.
Kurat, G. & Kurzweil, H. (1965) Der Meteorit von Lanzenkirchen. (Tafel 1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 68: 9-24.
Kurat, G. (1967) Zur entstehung der Chondren. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(4): 491-501. (April 1967)
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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