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Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden

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Detailed Mineral List:
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Description: Corrosion product.
Reference: D. Holtstam and J. Söderhielm : "The Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Lapland, Sweden : New finds and findings", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J., Dan; Broman, C.; Söderhielm, J.; Zetterqvist, A. (2003): First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Meteoritical Society). 38 (11): 1579–1583
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J., Dan; Broman, C.; Söderhielm, J.; Zetterqvist, A. (2003): First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Meteoritical Society). 38 (11): 1579–1583; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Description: Corrosion product.
Reference: D. Holtstam and J. Söderhielm : "The Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Lapland, Sweden : New finds and findings", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Description: e-iron
Reference: D. Holtstam and J. Söderhielm : "The Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Lapland, Sweden : New finds and findings", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Photo: © R. Tanaka. Iron from Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Mulford, R. N., & El-Dasher, B. (2010). Mechanical properties of several Fe-Ni meteorites (No. LA-UR-10-07276; LA-UR-10-7276). Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).; Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J., Dan; Broman, C.; Söderhielm, J.; Zetterqvist, A. (2003): First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Meteoritical Society). 38 (11): 1579–1583; Prior, G. T. (1923) Catalogue of Meteorites: with special reference to those represented in the collection of the British Museum of Natural History. Richard Clay & Sons, Limited: Bungay, Suffolk.; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Photo: © Daniel Svensson. Kamacite from Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden
Iron var: Martensite
Formula: Fe
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Description: Corrosion product.
Reference: D. Holtstam and J. Söderhielm : "The Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Lapland, Sweden : New finds and findings", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Plessite'
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Very minor, but intriguing possible devitrification product.
Reference: Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J. & Zetterqvist, A. (2003) First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite: Meteoritics &Planetary Science 38 (11): 1579-1583. (Nov 2003).
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Stishovite
Formula: SiO2
Description: Stishovite found as tridymite pseudomorphs.
Reference: Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J., Dan; Broman, C.; Söderhielm, J.; Zetterqvist, A. (2003): First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Meteoritical Society). 38 (11): 1579–1583
Photo: Stishovite from Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Mulford, R. N., & El-Dasher, B. (2010). Mechanical properties of several Fe-Ni meteorites (No. LA-UR-10-07276; LA-UR-10-7276). Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).; Prior, G. T. (1923) Catalogue of Meteorites: with special reference to those represented in the collection of the British Museum of Natural History. Richard Clay & Sons, Limited: Bungay, Suffolk.; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Photo: © Bertil Otter. Taenite from Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: D. Holtstam and J. Söderhielm : "The Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Lapland, Sweden : New finds and findings", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.
Photo: © Bertil Otter. Troilite from Muonionalusta meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten, Sweden

References

GFF 32, 482

Prior, G. T. (1923) Catalogue of Meteorites: with special reference to those represented in the collection of the British Museum of Natural History. Richard Clay & Sons, Limited: Bungay, Suffolk.

Krinov, E.L. (1961) Meteoritical Bulletin, no.20. Moscow.
Krinov, E.L. (1963) Meteoritical Bulletin, no.28. Moscow.

Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pp.

Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.

Lagerbäck, R. & Wickman, F.E. (1997): A new iron meteorite from Muonionalusta, northernmost Sweden. GFF. 119, 193–198.

Holtstam, D., Broman, C., Söderhielm, J., Dan; Broman, C., Söderhielm, J. & Zetterqvist, A. (2003): First discovery of stishovite in an iron meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Meteoritical Society). 38 (11): 1579–1583.

Blichert-Toft, J., Moynier, F., Lee, C.-T. & Albarede, F. (2010) Radiogenic Pb in Muonionalusta troilite and the Old Age of the IVA Asteroid :Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI, LPI Contribution #1533, pdf.1127. (March 2010).

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