Perth
Collection:
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Fact sheet

Perth

The Perth meteorite was found as a number of fragments (largest being 1.1 g) in July 1998. It is an ordinary chondrite whose known weight is 14.8 g in total. Glenrothes is in Fife, Scotland.

The Perth meteorite is classified as an LL5 meaning it has a low iron content (5-10%) and indistinct chondrules. The chondrules are so indistinct that they are difficult to see in hand specimen.

NOTE our "Virtual Microscope" is a zoomable hand lens view of the Natural History Museum's specimen and not a microscope view.

See also:
http://www.bimsociety.org/bim4.shtml

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=18797

Specimen: BM34248

Map
56.4, -3.433333
Description:
Perthshire, Scotland
Precision:
Moderate
About this collection

This Collection consists of meteorites that have fallen in Great Britain and Ireland and which are now preserved in museum collections. We have also included samples of the two known meteorite impact deposits in the UK.

The Natural History Museum in London offers more information about meteorites and meteorite categories; there is more information about its meteorite collections here.

Sample details

Type
meteorite
Category
LL5
Rock-forming mineral
olivine
pyroxene
Category guide  
Category Guide
Title
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Description
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Accessory minerals
Minerals that occur in very low abundance in a rock. They are usually not visible with the naked eye and contribute perhapssver, they often dominate the rare elements such as platinum group metals.
Rock-forming minerals
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Timescale
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Theme
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Category
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Owner
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We would like to thank the following for the use of this sample: