Long Island, L6 Chondrite, Kansas 1891, Micromount

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Long Island, L6 Chondrite, Kansas 1891, Micromount

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).