Oakley (stone)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

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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.