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Social Circle meteorite, Walton Co., Georgia, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 42' North , 83° 42' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.70000,-83.70000
GeoHash:G#: djurxqgs8
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:IVA iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IVA
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


W. P. Spearman plantation. Found in 1926. Weight 218 pounds.
fine octahedrite of group IVA iron with low Ni content.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Brezinaite ?
Formula: Cr3S4
Reference: Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences GGWRD Bull 92; Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).; Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences GGWRD Bull 92; Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).; Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
'IVA iron meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
Joegoldsteinite (TL)
Formula: MnCr2S4
Reference: Isa J.,Ma, C.,Rubin, A. and Wasson, J. (2015) Joegoldsteinite, IMA 2015-049. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1225; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229 –1236.
Lawrencite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Reference: Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: Terrestrial weathering product.
Reference: Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.
'Plessite'
Reference: Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).; Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences GGWRD Bull 92; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences GGWRD Bull 92; Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).; Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92; Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).; Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.; Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Brezinaite' ?2.DA.15Cr3S4
'Daubréelite'2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 3 - Halides
Lawrencite3.AB.20(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'IVA iron meteorite'-
'Joegoldsteinite' (TL)-MnCr2S4
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Plessite-

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)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Brezinaite ?2.10.2.2Cr3S4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Lawrencite9.2.3.1(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'IVA iron meteorite'-
Iron-Fe
Joegoldsteinite (TL)-MnCr2S4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Plessite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S BrezinaiteCr3S4
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
S JoegoldsteiniteMnCr2S4
S TroiliteFeS
ClChlorine
Cl Lawrencite(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
CrChromium
Cr BrezinaiteCr3S4
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Cr JoegoldsteiniteMnCr2S4
MnManganese
Mn JoegoldsteiniteMnCr2S4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Lawrencite(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
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 - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190741
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Piedmont

Lithology: Felsic paragneiss; amphibolite grade paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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]

Paleozoic - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2719100
Granitic Gneiss undifferentiated

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}

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]

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

References

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McCallie, S. W. (1927). Notes on the Social Circle meteorite. American Journal of Science, 5(76), 360.
Henderson, E., & Perry, S. (1951). A Restudy of the Social Circle, Georgia, Meteorite. American Mineralogist, 36(7-8), 603-608.
Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.
Chen, J. H., & Wasserburg, G. J. (1990, March). The Presence of Pd107 in the Early Solar System. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 21, p. 184).


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