The Parsa enstatite chondrite

Bhandari, N. ; Shah, V. B. ; Wasson, J. T. (1980) The Parsa enstatite chondrite Meteoritics, 15 . pp. 225-233. ISSN 0026-1114

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The two meteoritic stones weighing about 600 and 200 g which fell at Parsa and Paru, India, respectively on April 14, 1942 and which have been classified as enstatite chondrites are discussed. Parsa represents the eighth member of the EH (high-Fe) group of enstatite chondrites, and the sixth observed fall. In most compositional aspects it is a typical EH chondrite, although its mineralogical composition and possibly its elemental abundance pattern have been altered by terrestrial weathering. In addition, the presence of a large (4 cm) enstatite inclusion was observed, and a cosmic ray exposure age of 17 million years, which is twice as high as that of any other EH enstatite chondrite, has been reported.

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