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Pohlitz meteorite, Gera, Thuringia, Germanyi
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Pohlitz meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
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Name(s) in local language(s):Pohlitz Meteorit, Gera, Thüringen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 55' 59'' North , 12° 7' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.93333,12.13333
GeoHash:G#: u309u05hp
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:L5 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:L5
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Brahmenau1,070 (2017)2.1km
Schwaara166 (2015)3.4km
Heuckewalde411 (2015)3.9km
Hirschfeld135 (2016)4.0km
Bethenhausen270 (2011)4.7km


Ordinary chondrite, veins (L5)
Fell, 13 Oct 1819; 3 kg, single stone

After a loud crashing sound and other whirring sounds had been heard during the early morning darkness, a chondritic meteorite was found a couple of days later buried in a field between Politz and Langenberg. Beneath its dark fusion crust is a very light colored matrix interspersed with chondrules and various inclusions, most with light tints and colors. Both Fe-Ni metal and troilite were recorded in very early reports. Sufficient olivine (Fa25) is present to allow classification as an L chondrite. However, the meteorite does not seem to have received much attention in the accessible literature of the past few decades.

Pohlitz is one of only two witnessed L5 chondrite falls recorded from Germany. The three largest Pohlitz specimens (400-700 g range) are held by different museums in Germany and Austria.

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2 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Keil, K. (1962) On the phase composition of meteorites. Journal of Geophysical Research 67(10): 4055-4062. (Sept 1962).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: 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.; Keil, K. (1962) On the phase composition of meteorites. Journal of Geophysical Research 67(10): 4055-4062. (Sept 1962).
'Meteoritic Iron'
Reference: Buchner, O. (1863) Die meteoriten in Sammlungen, ihre Geschichte, Mineralogische und Chemische Beschaffenheit. Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.; Keil, K. (1962) On the phase composition of meteorites. Journal of Geophysical Research 67(10): 4055-4062. (Sept 1962).
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Unlisted Editors (1906) Abhandlungen der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften aus dem Jahre 1906. Der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Berlin.
'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
Description: In aggregates & small droplets.
Reference: Buchner, O. (1863) Die meteoriten in Sammlungen, ihre Geschichte, Mineralogische und Chemische Beschaffenheit. Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.

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.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'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.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'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

Regional Geology

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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Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2611516

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: limnic-fluvial deposits

Lithology: Gravel, sand, clay; lignite-bearing, oil shale

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 3136530
Eocene claystone

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{claystone}, Minor{sandstone,siltstone,limestone}

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]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186755
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Buchner, O. (1863) Die meteoriten in Sammlungen, ihre Geschichte, Mineralogische und Chemische Beschaffenheit. Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
Keil, K. (1962) On the phase composition of meteorites. Journal of Geophysical Research 67(10): 4055-4062. (Sept 1962).
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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