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Chassigny Martian meteorite, Chassigny, Haute-Marne, Grand Est, Francei
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 43' North , 5° 22' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.71667,5.36667
GeoHash:G#: u07z6necs
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Chassignite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Martian (chassignite)
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Origin locality:Mars
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Chassigny264 (2016)1.1km
Dommarien153 (2016)3.7km
Villegusien-le-Lac655 (2016)4.0km
Saint-Broingt-le-Bois104 (2016)4.5km
Heuilley-le-Grand191 (2016)4.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Champagne-Ardenne


Chassigny
Martian Meteorite (dunite), Chassignite Prototype
Fell, 3 October 1815; 4 kg

After detonations, one stone was recovered and stored for posterity. Chassigny is compositionally dominated by olivine (Fa32), but contains several minerals indicative of its original mafic/ultramafic origins in a moderately hydrous and moderately oxidized environment. These features are significantly different from most igneous, differentiated meteorites ['achondrites'] apparently from several airless worlds (including Vesta and the moon). Augite, chromite, rutile, spinel, and several other accessories to the dominant olivine bespeak an original origin at some depth in a magma chamber. Amphiboles (e.g. kaersutite) and the particular sulfides (pentlandite, pyrite, marcasite) are much more typical of earth-like environments than of the original parent bodies (OPB) of most achondrites. Chassigny, however, is not an earth rock. Its oxygen isotope ratios make it a member of the Shergotty-Nakhla-Chassigny (SNC) Clan. And the SNC Clan are Martian Meteorites - a conclusion first established when it was discovered that several of the meteorites contained small gas inclusions virtually identical to those detected by the Viking Landers in the Martian soils.

Chassigny was the first Martian meteorite to be discovered and is now regarded as the prototype for three martian 'chassignites.' The chassignites are only a small subset of the nearly 150 martian meteorites identified by 2015. Some shock features and melt inclusions appear to be derived from (at least one) impact events. Curiously enough, however, while the chassignites appear to have been derived from deep beneath the Martian crust, they are generally not as shocked as some of the Martian shergottites produced nearer to the Martian surface.

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22 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Mason, B., Nelon, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics, 11(1), 21-27.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
'Apatite'
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
'Biotite'
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wentworth, S. J., & Gooding, J. L. (1994). Carbonates and sulfates in the Chassigny meteorite: Further evidence for aqueous chemistry on the SNC parent planet. Meteoritics, 29(6), 860-863.
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Lunar. Planet. Sci. 29, #1069 (1998).; Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; Mason, B., Nelon, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics, 11(1), 21-27.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Al-rich
Reference: Lunar. Planet. Sci. 29, #1069 (1998).; Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Lunar. Planet. Sci. 29, #1069 (1998).; Malavergne, V., Guyot, F., Benzerara, K., & Martinez, I. (2001). Description of new shock‐induced phases in the Shergotty, Zagami, Nakhla and Chassigny meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 36(10), 1297-1305.; Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
'Glass'
Description: Glass includes components with an alkali feldspar composition.
Reference: Grady, M. M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.
Gypsum ?
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Wentworth, S. J., & Gooding, J. L. (1994). Carbonates and sulfates in the Chassigny meteorite: Further evidence for aqueous chemistry on the SNC parent planet. Meteoritics, 29(6), 860-863.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Lunar. Planet. Sci. 29, #1069 (1998).; Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Kaersutite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Magnesite ?
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Wentworth, S. J., & Gooding, J. L. (1994). Carbonates and sulfates in the Chassigny meteorite: Further evidence for aqueous chemistry on the SNC parent planet. Meteoritics, 29(6), 860-863.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Grady, M. M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
'Maskelynite'
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Langenhorst, F. & Greshake, A. (Jan 1999) A transmission electron microscope study of Chassigny: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 34 (1):43-59. (Jan 1999).
Oxyphlogopite
Formula: K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Reference: Fleet, M.E. (2003): in Deer, Howie, Zussman - Rock-forming Minerals, Vol. 3A, Sheet silicates: Micas, Geological Society London
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; Mason, B., Nelon, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics, 11(1), 21-27.; McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mason, B., Nelon, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics, 11(1), 21-27.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Lunar. Planet. Sci. 29, #1069 (1998).; Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.; Mason, B., Nelon, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics, 11(1), 21-27.
Wadsleyite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Reference: Malavergne, V., Guyot, F., Benzerara, K., & Martinez, I. (2001). Description of new shock‐induced phases in the Shergotty, Zagami, Nakhla and Chassigny meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 36(10), 1297-1305.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite ?5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum ?7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chlorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Kaersutite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Oxyphlogopite9.EC.20K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Wadsleyite9.BE.02(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite ?14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum ?29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Wadsleyite51.3.4.1(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Kaersutite66.1.3a.18{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
Oxyphlogopite-K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
O Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
O Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FFluorine
F OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Mg Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Mg Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Al Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Si Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Si Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
S TroiliteFeS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Ti Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2
Fe Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3148036
mostly detrital deposit

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,dolomite/dolostone,conglomerate}

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]

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

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Mason, B., Nelson, J. A., Muir, P., & Taylor, S. R. (1976). The composition of the Chassigny meteorite. Meteoritics 11(1): 21-27.
Floran, R. J., Prinz, M., Hlava, P. F., Keil, K., Nehru, C. E., & Hinthorne, J. R. (1978). The Chassigny meteorite: A cumulate dunite with hydrous amphibole-bearing melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42(8), 1213-1229.
McSween, H.Y.,Jr. (1987) Meteorites and their Parent Planets. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Melbourne 237 pp.
McSween, H.Y.,Jr (1994). What we have learned about Mars from the SNC Meteorites: Meteoritics 29(6): 757-779. (Nov 1994)
Wentworth, S. J., & Gooding, J. L. (1994). Carbonates and sulfates in the Chassigny meteorite: Further evidence for aqueous chemistry on the SNC parent planet. Meteoritics 29(6): 860-863. (Nov 1994)
Langenhorst, F. & Greshake, A. (Jan 1999) A transmission electron microscope study of Chassigny: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 34 (1):43-59. (Jan 1999).
Grady, M. M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.
McSween, H. Y. Jr. (2002) The rocks of Mars, from far and near. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37 (1): 7–25. (Jan 2002)
McCubbin, F. M., & Nekvasil, H. (2008). Maskelynite-hosted apatite in the Chassigny meteorite: Insights into late-stage magmatic volatile evolution in martian magmas. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 676-684.

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