Korrabes, Namaland, Namibia
Description, from the “Meteoritical Bulletin”:
A 22 kg stone plus 11 smaller pieces totaling ~18 kg were found in 1996 November in a dry river bed by a farmer who was searching for Gibeon irons. People searching with metal detectors recovered hundreds of additional buried, more weathered pieces within 50 m of the original material since 2000 November, bringing the total mass to ~120–130 kg. Classification and mineralogy (L. Ashwal, RAU): a breccia with ~10–20 vol% angular to irregular, relatively light colored clasts, varying in size up to ~3 cm across; olivine, Fa13.8–27.2 (n= 152); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs8.4–27.8 (n = 68); excellent preservation of glass in chondrules; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass owned by Dr. R. McKenzie, WRP, Pty. Ltd, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa; type specimens, four pieces totaling 192.7 g, TM. NOTE: The specimens listed below are from the collection of Dr. R. McKenzie, mentioned above.
Physical Descriptions / Features – The (1) = the number of polished surfaces where cut specimens have been polished. Item 7003 has a 1” X ¾” rough ground surface which shows the interior with visible chondrules and small pinpoints of metal.
S = slice P = Polished VC = Visible Chondrules FC = Fusion Crust N = Natural VM = Visible Metal
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