Kalahari 009 (01) - Basaltic fragmental breccia
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Kalahari 009 was found with Kalahari 008 in Botswana in September 1999, in front of a sand dune in the Kalahari desert. These two meteorites are very different in lithology but are paired due to their proximity. Kalahari 009 contains various basaltic clasts in a fine-grained groundmass. Dominant phases are pyroxene, plagioclase feldspar, and olivine. Some of the pyroxenes have fine exsolution lamellae. Minor and accessory phases include ilmenite, chromite, troilite, ulvospinel, and metallic iron. A common occurrence of silica-hedenbergite-fayalite intergrowths is attributed to the breakdown of pyroxferroite.

The sample weighed 13500 grams before analysis. Phosphate has been dated at 4.35±0.10 billion years (U-Pb).

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Near Kuke, Botswana
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Ma = Millions of years ago
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