Meteorite falls in Bulgaria: Reappraisal of mineralogy, chemistry, and classification

1,2Vesselin Dekov, 3Pierre Rochette, 3Jérôme Gattacceca
Meteoritics & Planetary Science (in Press) Link to Article [DOI: 10.1111/maps.12879]
1Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2Department of Marine Geosciences, IFREMER, Centre de Brest, Plouzané, France
3Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, Coll France, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
Published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons

We present a summary of the mineralogy, mineral chemistry, and magnetic characteristics of all the five Bulgarian meteorite falls. We report the first mineralogical descriptions, chemical analyses, and magnetic measurements of the Konevo (1931) and Silistra (1917) meteorites. We classify Konevo as LL5, and Silistra as an ungrouped achondrite with HED affinities. Pavel (1966; previously classified as an H5) is reclassified as H3-anomalous. We also provide precise mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the Virba meteorite (1873, L6), and more details on the mineral chemistry of Gumoschnik (1904, H5).

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