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Chelyabinsk Meteorite LL5

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite LL5

Chelyabinsk Meteorite LL5

Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Find / Fall: Fall - February 15, 2013
Location: Chelyabinskaya oblast', Russia
Classification: LL5

The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteorite is a meteorite name that has secured a place in history by breaking several records. Before February 15, 2013 there had never been this enormous a witnessed air burst explosion of an asteroid over a heavily populated area. Tunguska had more force, but there were few witnesses and certainly not hundreds of video records a hundred years ago. The force of the Chelyabinsk explosion is estimated at 400 kilotons of TNT. Chelyabinsk was the first meteorite forming event to cause great damage in the millions of dollars. Chelyabinsk was the first recorded meteorite forming event to hurt large numbers of people. Approximately 1500 persons went to hospitals for various types of  injuries mostly from flying glass and the concussion of the explosion.

Many hundreds of meteorites have been found from the Chelyabinsk event. Meteorites will likely continue to be found for years to come in the area downrange of the air burst where the space rocks finally came to rest. But like all meteorites the longer they sit on the ground the more weather will alter their black color and rust their iron grains.

The Chelyabinsk meteorite is a stone meteorite of the chondrite type. Chelyabinsk has been classified as an LL5. This means that it has a low amount of metallic iron and a low amount of iron in mineral form also. The number five refers to the amount of alteration from its original pristine state at creation, to what it shows now in is structure and texture. The chondrules of a stage 5 chondrite are still fairly easy to see in the rock but have been melted some and are blurred a little into the matrix that surrounds the chondrules.

Chelyabinsk is a breccia. Breccias are rocks that consist of angular chunks of broken parent rocks which have come together to form new rocks. This texture of angular bits is seen in many slices of Chelyabinsk meteorite. Many pieces also show cracks and fractures which are the result of the compression and stress the asteroid endured during its passage through the atmosphere.

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite For Sale CHEL-95
Chelyabinsk Meteorite 0.9g

CHEL-95

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$18.00
Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-95

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$18.00

Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-96

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Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite 1.2g

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$24.00
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Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-98

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite For Sale CHEL-99
Chelyabinsk Meteorite 1.3g

CHEL-99

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$26.00
Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-99

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite Display Boxes For Sale CMD-3
Chelyabinsk Meteorite Display Box CMD-3

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite Display Boxes For Sale

Find / Fall: Fall - February 15, 2013
Location: Chelyabinskaya oblast', Russia
Classification: LL5

Each display box contains 3 Chelyabinsk meteorites displayed in a black plastic glass top display box. These displays make wonderful gifts and come packed in a silver foil gift box.

The 3 individual Chelyabinsk meteorites in each display will vary as each is a unique individual meteorite specimen and no two are alike.

Display Box Dimensions:
  • Outer Dimensions - 2 7/8" x 2 5/16 x 5/8"
  • Inner Display Dimensions - 1 1/2" x 2" x .25"

CMD-3

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite For Sale CHEL-100
Chelyabinsk Meteorite 1.4g

CHEL-100

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$28.00
Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-100

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite For Sale CHEL-101
Chelyabinsk Meteorite 1.5g

CHEL-101

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$30.00
Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-101

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$30.00

Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-102

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-103

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-104

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-105

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite For Sale CHEL-106
Chelyabinsk Meteorite 2.2g

CHEL-106

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$44.00
Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-106

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$44.00

Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-107

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-109

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-94

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Chelyabinsk Meteorites For Sale

Some pieces of Chelyabinsk display an even more unusual type of structure. These rarer meteorites are Impact Melt Breccia stones. Impact Melt Breccia meteorites are very recognizable by the dark gray zones of glassy melted rock which has been injected into spaces and cracks. The dark melt areas have metal in the form of tiny blebs rather than larger metal grains. Small inclusions of the bronze colored mineral troilte are also seen in the dark melted regions of the stone.

CHEL-76

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