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B.4.2.4. Welldona Look closely A hero



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    • Look closely

      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 1934

Morgan County, Colorado, USA

AMNH 4417

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General

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