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Ureilite meteorite

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Ureilites, named after the Novo-Urei, Russia, fall of 1886, are ultramafic achondrites that contain interstitial carbon as graphite or diamond. The majority consist of olivine + uninverted pigeonite. In a few, the pyroxene is augite and/or orthopyroxene instead. In addition, about 10% of ureilites are polymict breccias, containing a few percent of feldspathic material in addition to typical ureilitic components.

Meteoritical Society Code: Ureilite



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Classification of Ureilite meteoriteHide

Sub-divisions of Ureilite meteoriteHide

Mineralogy of Ureilite meteoriteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
DiamondC
GraphiteC
Pyroxene > ClinopyroxeneA petrological term for Clinopyroxene Subgroup.
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

Synonyms of Ureilite meteoriteHide

Internet Links for Ureilite meteoriteHide

Recorded finds for Ureilite meteoriteHide

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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Transantarctic Mts
      • Buckley Island quadrangle
        • Lewis Cliff
[Anomalous ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
      • Pecora Escarpment
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    • Victoria Land
      • Allan Hills
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      • Elephant Moraine
[Polymict ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Dundas Shire
      • North Haig
        • Sleeper Camp
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[Polymict ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Taltal
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Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Pargas (Parainen)
      • Nauvo
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India
 
  • Assam
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  • Uttar Pradesh
    • Basti Division
      • Basti District
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Libya
 
  • Al Jabal al Gharbi District
    • Hamadah al Hamra
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  • Al Jufrah District
    • Dar al Gani
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Mongolia
 
  • Bayan Ölgiy Aimag
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Morocco
 
  • Souss-Massa Region
    • Tata Province
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Northwest Africa Meteorites
 
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Oman
 
  • Al Wusta Region
    • Jiddat al Harasis
      • Hajmah
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  • Dhofar Governorate (Al Janubiyah Province)
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Russia
 
  • Volga Region
    • Mordovia Republic
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Sudan
 
  • Nar an Nil
[Anomalous ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Roosevelt Co.
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