Meteorite NameBruderheim 
Categorymeteorite 
ClassificationL6 chondrite 
Specimen Typeindividual 
Find / Fallfall 
Date Collected04MAR1960 0806 hrs UT 
Locality CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bruderheim 
Lat / Long5354'N 11253'W  
Mineralogyorthopyroxene, olivine, troilite, kamacite, taenite and others. 
MeasurementsWeight: 213.59 g. 
Collection #MET4270/B-165 
DescriptionGeneral description:
A stony meteorite containing abundant small spheroidal to ellipsoidal bodies known as "chondrules". It belongs to the low-iron ("L") chemical group and to petrologic type "6" indicating substantial textural modifications (such as in the definition of the chondrule margins) during high-temperature annealing. The essential minerals present are orthopyroxene, olivine, troilite, kamacite and taenite with minor amounts of plagioclase feldspar (or maskelynite), clinopyroxene, chromite, ilmenite, chlorapatite and/or merrillite, and probably tetrataenite.

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