NUMEROUS CHELYABINSK METEORITES
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NUMEROUS CHELYABINSK METEORITES

LL5 CHELYABINSKAYA OBLAST, RUSSIA (54°49’ N, 61°07’ E)

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NUMEROUS CHELYABINSK METEORITES
LL5
Chelyabinskaya Oblast, Russia (54°49’ N, 61°07’ E)
85 small pieces
19 x 27 x 17mm (the largest)
300g (total weight)
Literature
Povinec, P. et al. (2013), “The Chelyabinsk Meteoroid- What do We Learn from the Recovered Meteorite Fragments?” 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society.

Zolfagharifard, E. (2014), “Chelyabinsk meteorite smashed into an asteroid 290 million years ago: Traces of jadeite mineral reveal rock’s violent history.” Daily Mail. Accessed November 11, 2015.

Sample, I. (2013), “Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion.” The Guardian. Accessed November 11, 2015.
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Lot Essay

Similar to the previous three lots, here are scores of small Chelyabinsk meteorites and meteorite fragments that are representative of the three different Chelyabinsk lithologies that impacted Earth on February 15, 2013: LL5, shock-darkened LL5 material and impact-melt breccia.
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