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      The matrix of a meteorite often contains metals, predominantly iron. The matrix of Weldona has a high metal content, while Barratta has much less metal in its matrix. Their classification reflects these differences: Weldona is an H-chondrite ("H" for high metal) and Barratta is an L-chondrite ("L" for low metal).

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1845

      Deniliquin, County Townsend, New South Wales, Australia


      AMNH 614

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    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Mineralogy, Astrogeology, Meteorites, Iron

      Audience: General