Ref # kk47 KORRA KORRABES H3, Fragment, Weight: 10.79g


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Dimensions: 36.7 x 28.1 x 13.7 mm max.
Name: Korra Korrabes
Class: Ordinary Chondrite H3, S1
/ W1
Olivine: Fa range 13 - 38 (mol%)
25° 12' South, 18° 5' East
Country: NAMIBIA
Date: Find: November 1996
TKW: 120+ kg

 

This is an ordinary Chondrite from the Gibeon Strewnfield, Great Namaland, NAMIBIA, Found: November 1996

Description from Meteoritical Bulletin No. 85 (2001): 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 pieces since 2000 November, bringing the total mass to ~120-130 kg. The largest piece was used in a garden wall until 2000 August. Classification and mineralogy: a breccia with ~10-20 vol% angular to irregular, relatively light-colored clusters 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.

Radiometric dating of the meteorite itself estimates an age of about 4.5 billion years, suggesting it was formed at the very beginning of the Solar System, and which makes it among the oldest material known to exist ( the oldest rocks on Earth being only half its age!).

We hope you will enjoy owning this unique piece of our Solar System, your own Space Traveler, from way out there.

Not to be missed in any Meteorite Collection!