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Ordinary chondrite

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A major class of chondrites, distinguished by sub-solar Mg/Si and refractory/Si ratios, oxygen isotope compositions that plot above the terrestrial fractionation line, and a large volume percentage of chondrules, with only 10-15 vol% fine-grained matrix.

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Recorded finds for Ordinary chondriteHide

This map shows a selection of recorded finds that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Ile-de-France
    • Essonne
[H5 chondrite] A. Jambon, UPVI; R. Hewins, C. Fieni and B. Zanda, MNHNP; E. Dransart, EMTT
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-Maritimes
[L4-6 chondrite] from description
  • Hedmark
    • Ringsaker
      • Lake Mjøsa
[L5 chondrite] Griffin, W. L. & Jorgensen, K. A. (1979). The Grefsheim /Norway/ meteorite - A new L5 chondrite: Meteoritics 14 (1): 117-120. (March 1979).
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
[LL5 chondrite] Ruzicka, A. et al. (2015): The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 102. [Published online August 2015]
  • Texas
    • Fayette Co.
[H4 chondrite] From description
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