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Benton meteorite

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Type  Chondrite
Shock stage  S3
Region  New Brunswick
Group  LL6
Country  Canada
Observed fall  Yes

Benton is a meteorite found near the village of Benton, New Brunswick following a fireball. Two masses were found but the meteorites were split up. The largest fragment is now in the Canadian National Meteorite Collection, Ottawa.

Classification

It is classified as LL6-ordinary chondrite.

The geological history of Benton has four stages: chondrule formation and accumulation, brecciation, thermal metamorphism and finally shock vein formation.

References

Benton meteorite Wikipedia


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