Garnett meteorite, Anderson Co., Kansas, USA
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 16' North , 95° 15' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.26667,-95.25000|
|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||H4 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||H4|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Ordinary chondrite (H4)
Find, 1938; 4.8 kg
A weathered meteorite stone was plowed up in 1937 and recognized as a meteorite in 1938. Inspections reveal chondrules, clasts and Fe-Ni grains within a dark matrix transected by weathered veins. Total iron (24. wt%), equilibrated olivine (Fa20) and nearly equilibrated low Ca-pyroxene are all characteristic of H-group chondrites. Mineralogically, the meteorite consists primarily of dominant olivine accompanied by pyroxene along with minor troilite and Fe-Ni metal. Accessory chromite and small amounts of copper and ilmenite are also present.
A cosmic ray exposure (CRE) age of 6.5 Ma has been reported. This suggests that Garnet may be a fragments of an intermediate parent body (IPA) which has produce a large fraction of the current stream of H-group meteoroids in earth-crossing orbits. [Almost half of recovered H-group chondrites have CRE ages in the 6-10 Ma range.]
As with many meteorites recovered with the assistance of Harvey Nininger, a significant portion of the Garnett meteorite is now at Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies [1372.9 g in 2017].
6 valid minerals.
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Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.