Tenham meteorite, Tenham Station, Windorah, Barcoo Shire, Queensland, Australia
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||25° 43' 59'' South , 142° 57' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-25.73333,142.95000|
|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||L6 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||L6|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
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).
21 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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).