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Tenham meteorite, Tenham Station, Windorah, Barcoo Shire, Queensland, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Tenham meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Tenham Station- not defined -
Windorah- not defined -
Barcoo ShireShire
QueenslandState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 43' 59'' South , 142° 57' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.73333,142.95000
GeoHash:G#: r5mtsgmh2
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:L6 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:L6
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Windorah158 (2013)45.4km


Chondritic meteorite. Impact shock pressure is estimated to 220-260 kbar, temp. 2000° C.

S6 L Chondrite with shock-induced melt veins. Association of silicate-perovskite glass and metal sulfide droplets (very rapid quenching).

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Eromanga Basin, AustraliaBasin
Thomson Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia, AustraliaBasin
Warburton Basin, AustraliaBasin
Cooper Basin, AustraliaBasin

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Akimotoite (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Type Locality:
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Bridgmanite (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Type Locality:
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Clinoenstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Copper
Formula: Cu
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Glass'
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Iron var: Martensite
Formula: Fe
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Lingunite
Formula: (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Majorite
Formula: Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
'Majorite-Pyrope Series'
'Maskelynite'
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
'Plessite'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Ringwoodite (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Type Locality:
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Tuite
Formula: Ca3(PO4)2
'UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMg'
Formula: Na0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
Wadsleyite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Wüstite
Formula: FeO

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
var: Martensite1.AE.05Fe
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.AE.10FeNi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akimotoite (TL)4.CB.05(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Wüstite4.AB.25FeO
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Tuite8.AC.45Ca3(PO4)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Bridgmanite (TL)9.A0.(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Clinoenstatite9.DA.10MgSiO3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Lingunite9.FA.70(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Majorite9.AD.25Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Ringwoodite (TL)9.AC.15(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Wadsleyite9.BE.02(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Majorite-Pyrope Series'-
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Plessite'-
'UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMg'-Na0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.1.11.3FeNi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Wüstite4.2.1.6FeO
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Tuite38.3.4.6Ca3(PO4)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Ringwoodite (TL)51.3.3.1(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Wadsleyite51.3.4.1(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Majorite51.4.3a.5Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Clinoenstatite65.1.1.1MgSiO3
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Akimotoite (TL)-(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Bridgmanite (TL)-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Iron-Fe
var: Martensite-Fe
Lingunite-(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
'Majorite-Pyrope Series'-
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Plessite'-
'UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMg'-Na0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
O Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
O Bridgmanite(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
O Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O WüstiteFeO
O ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3
O TuiteCa3(PO4)2
O Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
NaSodium
Na Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Na UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
MgMagnesium
Mg Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Mg Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Mg Bridgmanite(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Mg Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Mg ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
AlAluminium
Al Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Al UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
SiSilicon
Si Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Si Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Si Bridgmanite(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Si Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Si ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3
Si Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
PPhosphorus
P TuiteCa3(PO4)2
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca TuiteCa3(PO4)2
Ca Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Fe Bridgmanite(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe WüstiteFeO
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Iron (var: Martensite)Fe
Fe TetrataeniteFeNi
Fe IronFe
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe UM2011-20-SiO:AlFeMgNa0.06Ca0.02Mg0.71Fe0.20Al0.11Si0.94O3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni TetrataeniteFeNi
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 848945
sand plain 38499

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Sand or gravel plains; may include some residual alluvium; quartz sand sheets commonly with ferruginous pisoliths or pebbles; local clay, calcrete, laterite, silcrete, silt, colluvium

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3187964
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Great Artesian Basin

Lithology: Laterite,clay,gravel,sand,silt

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]

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

References

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Binns, R.A., Davis, R.J., and Reed, S.J.B. (1969) Ringwoodite, natural (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 spinel in the Tenham meteorite. Nature: 221: 943-944.
Ramdohr, P. (1973) The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London; New York. 245 pages.
Canadian Mineralogist (1977) 15: 97.
Bennett, M.E. and McSween Jr, H.Y. (1996) Shock feature in iron-nickel metal and troilite of L-group ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31(2): 255-26. (March 1996).
Tomioka, N. and Fujino, K. (1997) Natural (Mg,Fe)SiO3-ilmenite and -perovskite in the Tenham meteorite. Science: 277: 1084–1086.
Tomioka, N. and Fujino, K. (1999) Akimotoite, (Mg,Fe)SiO3, a new silicate mineral of the ilmenite group in the Tenham chondrite. American Mineralogist: 84: 267-271.
Xie, Z., Sharp, T.G., and De Carli, P.S. (2006) Estimating shock pressures based on high-pressure minerals in shock-induced melt veins of L chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(12): 1883-1898. (Dec 2006).
Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G., and Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.
Tomioka, N. and Miyahara, M. (2017) High-pressure minerals in shocked meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52(9): 2017-2039. (Sept 2017).
O. Tschauner et al. (2018) Structure analysis and conditions of formation of akimotoite in the Tenham chondrite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 62-74. (Jan 2018).

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