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The Mooresfort meteorite is a H5 chondrite that fell near Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland in August 1810. Its total mass is 3.52 kg. Sedgwick Museum holds three hand specimens (A: 231.50 gm, B: 127.50 gm and C: 93.95 gm), some small fragments (total 4.00 gm) and three polished mounts.

The Mooresfort meteorite is classified as an H5 chondritic meteorite, meaning it has a high iron content (12-21%) and distinct chondrules (olivine and pyroxene mainly). In thin section both rotations show chondrules, although at low magnification the dark nature of the section makes these difficult to see. Chondrules are thought to have formed from the condensation of hot gases in the solar system around 4.6 billion years ago. The reflected light view is dominated with metallic iron (silvery grey) and a lesser amount of troilite (golden yellow).

See also:
http://www.bimsociety.org/bim3.shtml

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=14652

Specimen: Sedgwick Museum
Thin section: Sedgwick Museum

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