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Clover Springs

The Clover Springs meteorite was a single specimen weighing 7.7kg and found in 1954 about 13 miles southwest of Clover Springs in Gila County, Arizona, USA. The meteorite was classified as a Mesosiderite and has since been placed into the Mesosiderite-A2 subgroup. This meteorite appears as a beautiful metal-rich specimen with occasional metal nodules. The Iron/Nickel in Clover Springs has a Nickel content of 6.1%. The meteorite also contains small silicate fragments dispersed throughout along with sometimes much larger Eucrite clasts. Clover Springs was one of the meteorites used in a 1980 study to help form the theory that the Mesosiderites share a common parent-body with the HED achondrites. This specimen was originally from the Monnig Meteorite Collection (M887.2a) and is now part of the Meteorites Australia Collection (MA.06.0020).

Clover Springs (Mesosiderite) - 2.6g Partslice
Clover Springs (Mesosiderite) - 2.6g Partslice

Clover Springs (Mesosiderite) - 2.6g Partslice
Clover Springs (Mesosiderite) - 2.6g Partslice

Clover Springs (Mesosiderite)
Clover Springs (Mesosiderite) - Credit/Copyright Rob Elliott.

 

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