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Richfield LL3 Chondrite

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Richfield is a rare LL3 classification meteorite. This stone was found in Richfield, Morton County, Kansas USA in 1983, but was not identified as a meteorite until 1995. As can be seen in this close-up photograph, LL3 meteorites contain very clear and distinct chondrules, an indication that the specimen represents some the most pristine, original material in the solar system.

A more detailed discussion of Richfield and the significance of chondrules can be found in Richfield, A New Stone Meteorite from the February, 1996 issue of METEORITE! Magazine.

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