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Preferential orientation in four C3 chondritic meteorites

Nature volume 257, pages 3738 (04 September 1975) | Download Citation

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IT is more than a century since oriented fabrics were first noted in chondrites (see ref. 1), but since then little work has been done on the topic2,3, the most extensive being that by Dodd4. He found that most of his H- and L-group chondrites possessed foliation, together with lineation in the most strongly foliated specimens. The preferential orientation of elongated olivine phenocrysts in porphyritic chondrules has also been observed5.

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    • PHILIP M. MARTIN
    • , A. A. MILLS
    •  & ELAINE WALKER

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