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Brunflo
Basic information Name: Brunflo
     This is an official name for a relict meteorite. Relict meteorites are composed mostly of terrestrial minerals, but are thought to have once been meteorites. Note: evidence that this was once a meteorite may not have been critically evaluated.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Sweden
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  H?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  Relict H    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BRUNFLO, SWEDEN, STONY METEORITE

Name: BRUNFLO

Place of find: Rodbrottet quarry, near Brunflo, Sweden.

63°07'N., 14°17'E.

Date of find: Recognized 1980

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite (H-group?).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: Not known.

Circumstances of find: Found, highly altered, in a block of Ordovician limestone (about 463 m.y. old). Chondrule structures are recognized but the only original mineral preserved is chromite, the composition of which suggests an H-group classification. Meteoritic silicates have been replaced by calcite, barite, a Cr-V-"phengite" and a cobaltite-group mineral.

Source: P. Thorslund and F.E. Wickman, 1981. Middle Ordovician chondrite in fossiliferous limestone from Brunflo, central Sweden. Nature 289, 285.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (63° 7'N, 14° 17'E)
     Recommended::   (63° 7'N, 14° 17'E)
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