Oakley (stone)

  • Exhibition Text

    • Middle of the road

      Like Renfrow (above), Melrose (right), Fisher and Wickenburg (left), Oakley (below) is an example of a meteorite that formed at an intermediate distance from the Sun (ordinary chondrites). These meteorites have a mixture of rock-forming elements and more volatile elements, such as carbon and oxygen. They also resemble asteroids found in the central region of the main belt.

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1895 Logan County, Kansas, USA


      AMNH 362

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Asteroid belt, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Chemical elements, Solar system, Astrogeology

      Audience: General