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L chondrite

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The low-iron (L) chemical group of ordinary chondrites, distinguished by their relatively low siderophile element content, moderate sized chondrules (~0.7 mm), and oxygen isotope compositions that intermediate between H chondrites and LL chondrites.

Parent body is possibly 433 Eros, 8 Flora or the Flora family as a whole

Meteoritical Society Code: L



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Classification of L chondriteHide

Sub-divisions of L chondriteHide

Mineralogy of L chondriteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Meteoritic IronIron found as a constituent of meteorites.
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
TroiliteFeS
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Apatite"Apatite" is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group.
ChromiteFe2+Cr3+2O4

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Recorded finds for L 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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-Maritimes
[L4-6 chondrite] from description
Norway
 
  • 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).
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