Mineral Composition and Structure of the Sverdlovsk Meteorite (H4-5)

S. V. Berzin, V. A. Koroteev, K. S. Ivanov, D. A. Kleimenov, D. V. Kiseleva, N. V. Cherednichenko

Doklady Earth Sciences
March 2018, Volume 479, Issue 1, pp 390–392


“A fragment of the Sverdlovsk Meteorite, which was found in 1985 in the Central Urals, is studied by modern analytical methods. It belongs to H chondrites of petrologic type 4–5; shock stage of meteorite is S1-2, terrestrial weathering is W1. The composition of minerals of the meteorite is studied. It is found for the first time that the metal and sulfides are concentrated in fine veinlets of the recrystallized matrix of the chondrite and are accompanied by segregations of metal and troilite inside these veinlets. The distribution of trace elements of the metal phase of the meteorite is studied.”

“Original Russian Text © S.V. Berzin, V.A. Koroteev, K.S. Ivanov, D.A. Kleimenov, D.V. Kiseleva, N.V. Cherednichenko, 2018, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2018, Vol. 479, No. 3, pp. 309–312.”