Long Island, L6 Chondrite, Kansas 1891, Micromount

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Description

The Long Island meteorite was recovered from Phillips county Kansas in 1891. Approx. 3000 individual pieces were found in relatively small area. All of the fragments were originally from a single mass. It was later classified as an L6 chondrite.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Long Island :

About 3000 pieces, belonging to one stone and weighing together about 1244lb (564kg),
were found over a small area of about 15-20 ft. long by 6 ft. wide in the
corner of Phillips County, three miles W of the town of Long Island, O.C. Farrington (1902).
Mentioned, H.H. Nininger (1936).
 
Mineralogy: olivine Fa 25^ , B. Mason (1963).
Shock features in metal, M.E. Bennett & H.Y. McSween (1996).
Noble gas data compilation, L. Schultz & H. Kruse (1989); L. Schultz pers._ commun._ (1998).
Noble gases; chronology, Kr-Kr age ~ 16 Ma, Y. Miura & K. Nagao (1992).