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Basic information Name: Ischgl
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: Austria
Mass:help 724 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2940 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Nov 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Ischgl        47°1.58’N, 10°16.40’E

Tirol, Austria

Found: 1976 June

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: A single black stone was found by Josef Pfefferle on a mountain road near the town of Ischgl, Austria, in June 1976, while he was clearing the remnants of a snow avalanche. According to the finder, the stone had apparently fallen out of the snow and was lying in the middle of the road. He recognized the unusual appearance of the rock and suspected that it might be a meteorite. However, it was not until 2008 that he brought the stone to the University of Innsbruck where its meteoritic nature was confirmed. In 2011, the meteorite was purchased from the finder by the NHMV.

Physical characteristics: Single 710 g grayish-black, fresh fusion crusted stone with some well-defined regmaglypts. A broken face (~8 × 5 cm) exhibits a light-gray breccia with few metallic grains.

Petrography: (J. Konzett, UInns; F. Brandstätter, NHMV). Thin section shows a strongly recrystallized matrix with a few indistinct chondrules. Plagoiclase (50-100 μm in size) shows polysynthetic twinning.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa28.9±0.4, n=19; low-Ca pyroxene Fs23.8±0.8Wo2.1±0.3, n=28.

Classification: (LL6), S3, W0

Specimens: The main mass (710 g) is deposited as the type specimen at NHMV. One thin section is deposited at UInns.

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Origin or pseudonym:mountain road
Date:1976 June
Mass (g):724
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):28.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1
Classifier:F. Brandstätter, NHMV; J. Konzett, UInns
Type spec mass (g):710
Type spec location:NHMV
Main mass:NHMV
Finder:Josef Pfefferle
Comments:Submitted by F. Brandstätter
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
UInns: Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria (institutional address; updated 30 Nov 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Tirol, Austria
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Austria (plus 3 unapproved names)
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