Korra Korrabes (10,380 g)

Korra Korrabes (10,380 g)

Korra Korrabes

Namaland, Namibia

Found 1996 November

Ordinary chondrite (H3)

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. The largest specimen was used in a garden wall until 2000 August. Classification and mineralogy (L. Ashwal, RAU): a breccia with ~10–20 vol% angular to irregular, relatively light­colored 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.

 

 

State/Prov/County: Namaland, Namibia
Origin or pseudonym: Dry river
Date: Nov 1996
Latitude: 25°12'S
Longitude: 18°5'E
Mass (g): >120 kg
Pieces: many
Class: H3

 

 

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