Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite

A. Ruzicka, D. A. Kring, D. H. Hill, William V. Boynton, R. N. Clayton, T. K. Mayeda

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A large (>4.5 × 7 × 4 mm) igneous-textured clast in the Bovedy (L3) chondrite is notable for its high bulk SiO2 content (~ 57.5 wt%). It is best described as a silica-rich orthopyroxenite. The oxygen-isotopic composition of the clast is similar, but not identical, to Bovedy and other ordinary chondrites. The closest chemical analogues to the clast are radial-pyroxene chondrules, diogenites, pyroxene-silica objects in ordinary chondrites, and silicates in the IIE iron meteorite Weekeroo Station. The clast crystallized from a siliceous melt that cooled fast enough to prevent complete attainment of equilibrium but slow enough to allow nearly complete crystallization. The texture, form, size and composition of the clast suggest that it is an igneous differentiate from an asteroid or planetesimal that formed in the vicinity of ordinary chondrites. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalMeteoritics
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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Ruzicka, A., Kring, D. A., Hill, D. H., Boynton, W. V., Clayton, R. N., & Mayeda, T. K. (1995). Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite. Meteoritics, 30(1), 57-70.

Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite. / Ruzicka, A.; Kring, D. A.; Hill, D. H.; Boynton, William V.; Clayton, R. N.; Mayeda, T. K.

In: Meteoritics, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1995, p. 57-70.

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Ruzicka, A, Kring, DA, Hill, DH, Boynton, WV, Clayton, RN & Mayeda, TK 1995, 'Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite', Meteoritics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 57-70.
Ruzicka A, Kring DA, Hill DH, Boynton WV, Clayton RN, Mayeda TK. Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite. Meteoritics. 1995;30(1):57-70.
Ruzicka, A. ; Kring, D. A. ; Hill, D. H. ; Boynton, William V. ; Clayton, R. N. ; Mayeda, T. K. / Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite. In: Meteoritics. 1995 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 57-70.
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