The Molteno Meteorite

Michael J. Frost1
British Museum (Natural History), London, S.W. 7
1Present address: Dept. of Geology, Northern Polytechnic, London, N. 7.

Summary: The Molteno meteorite was seen to fall in South Africa in 1953. It is a howardite, with pyroxene varying from En76Fs22Wo2 to En38Fs58Wo4 and then to En33Fs26Wo41. Also present are twinned plagioclase (An 84·4%) and small quantities of olivine (Fa 12%), troilite, nickel-iron (Ni 4%), ilmenite, and an aluminian chromite with 0·71% V2O3. A bulk analysis and analyses of the metal, troilite, and combined silicates and oxides are given.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1971 v. 38; no. 293; p. 89-93; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1971.038.293.12
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