|Meteorite Name||Bruderheim |
|Classification||L6 chondrite |
|Specimen Type||individual |
|Find / Fall||fall |
|Date Collected||04MAR1960 0806 hrs UT |
|Locality Collected||Canada: Alberta, Bruderheim |
|Lat / Long||53°54'N 112°53'W |
|Mineralogy||orthopyroxene, olivine, troilite, kamacite, taenite and others. |
|Measurements||Weight: 1.840 kg |
|Collection #||MET4270/B-88 |
Consists of a single large individual specimen and a vial with a small number of chips.
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.