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Pillistfer meteorite, Pillistfer (Pilistvere), Vohma, Viljandi Co., Estonia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 40' 0'' North , 25° 43' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.6666666667, 25.7333333333


Enstatite Chondrite [EL6; S2] Fall of August 8, 1863.
First Recorded Enstatite Chondrite Fall
23.25kg; Largest EL chondrite fall

Just after noon on 8 August 1863, the Pillistfer meteorite fell with loud sounds near Pillistfer. 4 stones with a mass of ~23 kg were recovered. As an Enstatite Chondrite it marked by its overall sub-solar Mg/Si ratios, near terrestrial oxygen-isotope ratios, and highly reduced mineral assemblages (including Enstatite and other minor Silicates with very low FeO). The low-iron (EL) chemical group is also distinguished by moderately large chondrules, abundant metal (~10 vol%), and an extremely reduced mineralogy containing ferroan alabandite. As an EL6, like most EL chondrites, Pillistfer's chondrites have been homogenized with low-Ca pyroxene converted to orthopyroxene and its feldspars coarsened. No melting of chondrules has occurred.

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References

Mason, B. H. (1966). The Enstatite Chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 30, 23-30. (Jan 1966)

Keil, K. (1968). Mineralogical and Chemical Relationships among the Enstatite Chondrites. Journal of Geophysical Research 73 (22): 6945-6976. (Nov 1968)

Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.

Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998): Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA.

Grady, M. M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.

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