|Basic information||Name: Burstall|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Mass: 360 g
This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex. [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
Approved 23 Jan 2008|
Revised 4 Aug 2008: final writeup
Writeup from MB 93:
Burstall 50°39'N, 109°54'W
Burstall, Saskatchewan, Canada
History: Recovered in 1992 by Richard Wagner of Burstall, Saskatchewan, Canada, and donated to the GSC.
Physical characteristics: The total mass of the meteorite is 360 g. The exterior of the specimen is weathered and shows no remaining fusion crust. The interior of the sample shows oxidation along the boundaries of kamacite lamellae. Oxidation of a freshly cut surface proceeded rapidly, suggesting the presence of chloride and interaction with groundwater.
Petrography: (S. A. Kissin, LHU) The cut surface and a polished section display mostly kamacite lamellae, separated by narrow, remnant taenite lamellae.
Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: (INAA, ActLab) Ni = 6.57 wt%, Ge = 334 ppm, Ga = 80.4, Ir = 2.24 ppm.
Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex), a coarse octahedrite (Og).
Type specimens: The entire sample, including one polished thin section, is on deposit at GSC.
Submitted by: S. A. Kissin, LHU.
GSC: National Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Canada (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
LHU: Department of Geology, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada (institutional address; updated 23 Dec 2011)
ActLab: Activation Laboratories Ltd, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)|
This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Saskatchewan, Canada (plus 6 impact craters)
This is 1 of 61 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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