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Meuselbach meteorite, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germanyi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 35' North , 11° 6' East
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Meuselbach1,373 (2012)1.4km
Wildenspring231 (2011)3.0km
Cursdorf767 (2011)3.0km
Oberweißbach1,653 (2015)3.1km
Mellenbach-Glasbach1,159 (2016)3.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Meuselbach Meteorit, Thüringen, Deutschland


Ordinary chondrite, veined (L6)
Fell, 19 May 1897; 870 g

A bolide appeared and, after sounds compared to thunder and cannon roars were heard, a small stone with a thin fusion crust fell into the ground where it created a small hole about 20 cm deep. The primary mineralogical features were established soon after its fall. The primary silicates (olivine and pyroxene) are found in chondrules and as small grains in matrix. The most important accessory phases — meteoritic iron, troilite and chromite are likewise found associated with the chondrules and throughout the matrix. Pervasive interior veining combined with colorless and brownish varieties of glass indicate that the preterrestrial Meuselbach meteorite experienced considerable shock during one or more collisions before its encounter with the earth. The olivine composition (Fa24) is indicative of the ordinary L( low-iron) ordinary chondrite group.

Meuselbach is one of the smaller of nine L chondrite falls to be recovered from Germany. For several decades the main mass has been held at Rudolstadt.

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2 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Unlisted Editors (1906) Abhandlungen der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften aus dem Jahre 1906. Der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Berlin.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Composition Fa24
Reference: Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.; Grady, M. M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; New York; Oakleigh; Madrid; Cape Town. 689 pages.
'Meteoritic Iron'
Reference: Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.; Unlisted Editors (1906) Abhandlungen der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften aus dem Jahre 1906. Der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Berlin.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Troilite frequently rimmed by Fe-Ni metal and chromite
Reference: Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.

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 ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe TroiliteFeS

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Linck, G. (1898): Der Meteorit (Chondrit) von Meuselbach i. Th. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 13: 103-114.
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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