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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||56° 13' 0'' North , 13° 1' 60'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||56.21667,13.03333|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||L6 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||L6|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||, Skåne, Sverige|
Ordinary Low-Iron Chondrite (L6)
Fell, 3 April 1889; 11 kg
After a fireball and detonations, a single stone was found. Olivine, pyroxene, troilite, and Fe-Ni metal were reported or acknowledged in several publications authored by George Thurland Prior and others. Glass (~15 vol%) , partially devitrified, is quite prominent. Small grains of diopside and albitic plagioclase are also reported.
Lundsgård is one of two witnesses L6 chondrite falls recovered from Sweden. Most of the mass (~9.5 kg) has been preserved in Stockholm at the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet.
3 valid minerals.
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Prior, G.T. (1913) On the remarkable similarity in chemical and mineral composition of chondritic meteorites. Mineral Magazine 17 (78):33-38. (Dec 1913).
Prior, G.T. (1919) A Method for the Quick Determination of the Approximate Amount and Composition of the Nickeliferous Iron in Meteorites ; and Its Application to Seventeen Meteoric Stones: Mineral Magazine 18 (87): 349-353. (Nov 1919).
Prior, G. T. (1923) Catalogue of Meteorites: with special reference to those represented in the collection of the British Museum of Natural History. Richard Clay & Sons, Limited: Bungay, Suffolk.
Hadding, A. (1940) Der Lundsgård-Meteorit. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 62 (4): 397-407. (Nov.-Dec. 1940).
Mason, B. (1963) Olivine in ordinary chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 27: 1011-1023.
Grady, M.M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; New York; Oakleigh; Madrid; Cape Town. 689 pages.
Bjärnborg, K. & Schmitz, B. (2013) Large spinel grains in a CM chondrite (Acfer 331): Implications for reconstructions of ancient meteorite fluxes: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (2): 180-194. (Feb 2013)