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Oakley (stone)

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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.

Collection Information

OAKLEY (STONE)

Found 1895 Logan County, Kansas, USA

H6

AMNH 362

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

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

Audience: General