Chico Meteorite L6 Impact Melt

Chico Meteorite L6 Impact Melt

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Find / Fall: Find - 1954
Location: New Mexico, USA
Classification: Chondrite L6
Total Known Weight: 104.8 kg

In 1954 in the state of New Mexico a single 104 kilogram stone was discovered that was so different from anything else that they were not certain at first if it was truly a meteorite. It had vesicles and was melted looked like nothing seen before. Holes were bored through the stone to get an idea of what was inside the different areas of the large stone. Since that time other meteorites with similar characteristics have been studied. They form a small and exotic group called impact melt breccias. The meteoroids they were before landing have had a violent history in space of being struck and melted and cooling again. The metal in Chico for example has become tiny round blebs that appear as shiny swirls running through the rest of the stone. Chico is classified as an L6 and does have remaining chondrules. Some of which are remarkable in their size. Gas bubbles are common is pieces of Chico and though most are round some have been squeezed into an elongated shape. Most of Chico has been distributed into museum and private collections over the decades since its discovery. It is not a meteorite commonly seen for sale.

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  • Chico Meteorite 3.2g

    Chico Meteorite 3.2g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-1
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  • Chico Meteorite 6.0g

    Chico Meteorite 6.0g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-2
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  • Chico Meteorite 7.2g

    Chico Meteorite 7.2g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-4
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  • Chico Meteorite 8.3g

    Chico Meteorite 8.3g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-3
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  • Chico Meteorite 9.4g

    Chico Meteorite 9.4g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-6
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  • Chico Meteorite 10.0g

    Chico Meteorite 10.0g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-7
     
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  • Chico Meteorite 10.7g

    Chico Meteorite 10.7g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-5
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  • Chico Meteorite 12.1g

    Chico Meteorite 12.1g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-8
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  • Chico Meteorite 19.5g

    Chico Meteorite 19.5g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-9
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  • Chico Meteorite 22.1g

    Chico Meteorite 22.1g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-10
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  • Chico Meteorite 40.8g

    Chico Meteorite 40.8g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-11
     
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  • Chico Meteorite 48.4g

    Chico Meteorite 48.4g

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    As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
    Catalog#: CHIC-12
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