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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:
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.
  • 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
  • Western Australia
    • Dundas Shire
      • North Haig
        • Sleeper Camp
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[Polymict ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
  • Antofagasta
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Taltal
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  • Southwest Finland
    • Pargas
      • Nauvo
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  • Assam
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  • Uttar Pradesh
    • Basti Division
      • Basti District
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  • Al Jabal al Gharbi District
    • Hamadah al Hamra
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  • Al Jufrah District
    • Dar al Gani
[Polymict ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
  • Bayan Ölgiy Aimag
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  • Souss-Massa Region
    • Tata Province
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Northwest Africa Meteorites
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  • Al Wusta
    • Jiddat al Harasis
      • Hajmah
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  • Dhofar
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  • Mordovia
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  • River Nile
[Anomalous ureilite meteorite] Meteoritical Society Database
  • New Mexico
    • Roosevelt Co.
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