Petrofabric Analysis of a Large Microporphyritic Chondrule in the Parnallee Meteorite

R. T. Dodd
Department of Earth and Space Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.

Summary: Olivine microphenocrysts in a large microporphyritic chondrule in the Parnallee chondrite show a linear preferred orientation of the long (β = c) axes, which is thought to reflect flowage of a partly crystalline parent magma. The orientation pattern is somewhat disturbed by post-crystallization fracturing.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1969 v. 37; no. 286; p. 230-237; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1969.037.286.10
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