Discovery of High-Pressure Polymorphs in the Recent Fall of Viñales (L6 Ordinary Chondrite): Implications for Collisions on its Parent Body

Baziotis I., Xydous S., Papoutsa A., Hu J., Ma C., Ferrière L., Klemme S., Berndt J., Asimow P. D.

84th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society 2021 (abstract # 6115)


Viñales, a L6 ordinary chondrite, is a February 2019 fall, presents a unique opportunity to recreate the shock metamorphic history of this meteorite based upon the presence of high-pressure polymorphs occurring in melt veins.