Zakłodzie Meteorite

Zakłodzie Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zakłodzie
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Zakłodzie 27, 22-463, Poland
  • Precise Recovery Location: (50.76278, 22.86611)
  • Mass: 8680 grams
  • Classification: Enst achon-ung
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zakłodzie Meteorite

The Zakłodzie meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Zakłodzie 27, 22-463, Poland (50.76278, 22.86611). It has a mass of 8680 grams.

Zakłodzie is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Zakłodzie’s official classification is Enst achon-ung. The Enst achon-ung classification refers to a unique type of stony meteorite, rich in the mineral enstatite, that doesn’t contain the round grains known as chondrules and has a distinct composition, setting it apart from other known meteorite groups. These meteorites originated from a celestial body that had undergone significant geological processes, but they do not align with any of the recognized meteorite categories.

The Zakłodzie meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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