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Korra Korrabes, Namaland, Namibia

Type:  Stone.  Ordinary chondrite (H3)
Date found:                 1996,  November
Latitude:                     25o12’S
Longitude:                  18o5’E
Mass (g):                     > 120 kg.
Ref:                             “Meteoritical Bulletin” MB85
NHM Catalogue:        5th Edition

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

 

 

ITEM NO.

WEIGHT
(GRAMS)

SPECIMEN SIZE
(INCHES)

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION / FEATURES

PRICE  /
GRAM

SPECIMEN
PRICE

 

7000

18.42

1 ¾

1 ¼

¼

 S, P (1), VC, VM

$ 3.00

$   55.25

 

7001

29.68

1 7/8

1 ½

¼+

 S, P (2), VC, VM

$ 3.00

$   89.00

 

7002

228.60

3 5/8

1 ¾

1 1/8

 N with P (1), VC, VM

$ 1.75

$ 400.00

 

7003

334.60

2 7/8

2 7/8

1 ¼

 N, VC, VM (on ground surface)

$ 1.50

$ 502.00

 


7000

7001

7002

7003 TOP

7003 SIDE



 



 

 

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