Owasco, L6 Chondrite, Nebraska Farm Find, Slice, 26.3g

Pieces of Owasco meteorite were first found in a Nebraska farm field in 1984. It was found in the same fields of Kimball county that the Oliver meteorite was found in. Upon analysis, these fragments were shown to be a distinctly different fall from the Oliver meteorites. Owasco was officially classified as a highly-shocked L6 chondrite. Most of this meteorite resides in museums and institutions. Despite it's classification as a type L6, the matrix of this meteorite contains a lot of visible chondules, some of which have been distorted by shock forces. The specimen being offered here comes from an old collection.

The specimen being offered here is a thick slice. It is unpolished to better show the matrix details - which darken when polished. This slice shows a lot chondrules and weighs 26.3 grams.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include an ID label and padded storage box.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Owasco :



Place of find: Kimball County, Nebraska, USA.

41°12'N., 103°41'W.

Date of find: 1984

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 15

Total weight: 168.4 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a farmer in the same field as the OLIVER stone. Much more terrestrially weathered than OLIVER. The OWASCO specimens have no fusion crust and are highly shocked.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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