Phase and Elemental Analysis of Marsa Alam 009 Ordinary Chondrite

Svetlana S. Hontsova, Elena M. Maksimova, Igor A. Nauhatsky

Minerals: Structure, Properties, Methods of Investigation. pp 73-78, Conference paper


“The phase and elemental composition of Marsa Alam 009 ordinary chondrite is investigated. The mineral composition of the sample corresponds to the H-type. The Fe-Ni metal is almost completely weathered, while troilite inclusions remain almost unchanged. The meteorite has a W3 weathering grade. The presence of iron oxides in the sample is associated with its long stay in the hot desert.”