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    STONY

    Allende Slice
    Stony, Carbonaceous Chondrite, Type III
    Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico (26° 58'N, 105° 19'W)
    Witnessed Fall: February 8, 1969, 7h05m GMT.

    Up close this is a very colorful meteorite for an Allende. The usual dark gray groundmass is literally filled with chondrules with colors including: black, white, dark brown, tan, rust red, orange and pale, ferrous green. If this was an Italian wool sport coat, you could wear it with everything. As mentioned by all Allende commentaries, the little white chondrules are CAI's (Calcium Aluminum-rich Inclusions); pieces of the first matter to condense at the start of the our solar system some 4.567 billion years ago, and thirty million older than the wet little ball of rock we inhabit, AND a generous 287 million years older than anything else, that you can pick up on this wet little ball of ours. A good percentage of the slice's perimeter is covered with a fusion crust originating with the fiery entry and fragmentation of the parent mass on 8 February 1969 at 01:05 local time: the middle of the night. It must have scared the hell out of everybody in the neighborhood. This is a slice of a fairly large individual; most Allende specimens recovered were in the gravel to pebble size range.
    Overall Measurements: 5.6 x 5.3 x 0.1 inches (14.3 x 13.5 x 0.4 cm), weighs 146 gm (5.14 oz.)


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