Evidence of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in the Ergheo Meteorite

B. Baldanza and G. R. Levi-Donati
Ist. di Mineralogia, Fac. di Scienze, Univ. di Perugia, Italy

Summary: The Ergheo meteorite was inspected both by transmitted and reflected light in order to look for evidence of shock metamorphism by petrological observations. The stone is a well-recrystallized olivine-hypersthene chondrite that shows features of severe fracturing, prominent veining, and diffused cracking. The presence of several shock-transformed components is described in some detail. Ergheo is a meteorite that suffered particularly by shock in full agreement with Heymann's (1967) and Turner's (1968) statements.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1971 v. 38; no. 294; p. 197-204; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1971.038.294.09
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