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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
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


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).


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

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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]

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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).

External Links

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php - MeteoriticalBulletinDatabase

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