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Zenda meteorite, Zenda, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Zenda meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Zenda- not defined -
Walworth Co.County
WisconsinState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 30' 47'' North , 88° 29' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.51333,-88.48944
GeoHash:G#: dp91f77fn
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:IAB complex iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IAB complex
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hebron1,202 (2017)6.6km
Fontana1,720 (2017)8.2km
Williams Bay2,600 (2017)8.3km
Walworth2,838 (2017)9.2km
Lake Geneva7,778 (2017)9.8km


Iron meteorite found in 1955 on his farm by Allyn Palmer. I.d. as meteorite verified by Dr. H.H. Nininger. The elongated meteorite was much rusted, and had a mass of 3.7 kg when first found. Specimen is well-described in Read's paper, cited below.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Lawrencite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
'Plessite'
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Berquist, Goodwin F., Jr. (ed.) / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters volume LII (1963) Read, William F. The Zenda meteorite, pp. 153-158

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 3 - Halides
Lawrencite3.AB.20(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Plessite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Lawrencite9.2.3.1(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Plessite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
ClChlorine
Cl Lawrencite(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
FeIron
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Lawrencite(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 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]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2659990
Kankakee Equivalent

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kankakee Equivalent

Description: Dolomite, fine to medium grained, light to medium gray, locally cherty and fossiliferous.

Reference: Evans, T.J., K.M. Massie-Ferch, R.M. Peters. Preliminary Bedrock Geologic Map of Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey. [104]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2965293
Silurian, undivided

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: Dolomite, undivided; includes Cayugan, Niagaran, and Alexandrian series

Comments: Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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Read, William F. (1963) The Zenda Meteorite: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Transactions: 52 :153-158.


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