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Spinel from
Sharps meteorite, Henrico Co., Virginia, USA

Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Wlotzka, F. (1983) Composition of Chondrules, Fragments and Matrix in the Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrites Tieschitz and Sharps. IN: Chondrules and their origin's. Houston, TX, Lunar and Planetary Institute: pages 296-318.; Dodd, R.T. (1971) Calc-Aluminous Insets in Olivine of the Sharps Chondrite: Mineralogical Magazine 38 (296), 451-458. (Dec 1971).; Bischoff, A. & Keil, K. (1984) Al-rich objects in ordinary chondrites: Related origin of carbonaceous and ordinary chondrites and their constituents. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 48 (4): 693-709. ; Fredriksson, K. (1969) The Sharps Chondrite — New Evidence on the Origin of Chondrules and Chondrites: IN: Meteoritic Research: Peter M. Millman, Editor: pp. 155-165. D. Reidel Publishing Company: Dordrecht-Holland. 941 pages.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Spinel data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sharps meteorite, Henrico Co., Virginia, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Spinel
46.3km (28.8 miles) St. Mary's County meteorite, St. Mary's Co., Maryland, USA
77.7km (48.3 miles) Scientists Cliffs beach alluvials, Calvert Co., Maryland, USA
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