CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 26, No.: 1, year: 1996
- Author(s): PORUBCAN, V.; ROJKOVIC, I.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 26,, no. 1, p. 31-36.
- Date: 08/1996
- Title: A chondrite find in Slovakia
- Keyword(s): METEORITES, CHONDRITES
- Pages: 31 -- 36
A stony meteorite, chondrite was found about 15 km west of the city of
Nitra in Western Slovakia near the village of Rumanova. The Rumanova meteorite
was one piece 4.3 kg stone with an evident degree of weathering. The meteorite
is classified as a H5 chondrite with distinct chondrules consisting mostly of
olivine and pyroxene, kamacite, taenite and troilite. Kamacite shows Neumann
bands and in some parts is replaced by the secondary mineral goethite.
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