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The Eucrites are named for a Greek word meaning "easily distinguished". Representing the most common class of achondrites, more than 100 eucrites are known, excluding all probable pairings. Although they are easily distinguished from chondrites, they closely resemble terrestrial basalts. Actually, eucrites are extraterrestrial basalts, volcanic rocks of magmatic origin, representing the crust of their parent body, Vesta. They are primarily composed of the calcium-poor pyroxene, pigeonite, and the calcium-rich plagioclase, anorthite. Additionally, eucrites often contain accessory minerals such as silica, chromite, troilite, and nickel-iron metal. Based on mineralogical and chemical differences, the eucrites have been further divided into three distinct subgroups: the non-cumulate group, the cumulate group, and the polymict group.

Puerto Lapice
3921'N, 331'W

           Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Fall: 10 May 2007, 19: 57 local time 

Achondrite (eucrite, brecciated) 

TKW 500 gr 

Puerto Lapice 00

4.46 gr

Very nice fragment of this witness fall showing a fresh shinning fusion crust !


Puerto Lapice 01

0.20 gr

A tiny pretty  fragment recovered of fresh fusion crust



Puerto Lapice 02

1.61 gr

perfect oriented individual specimen with a killer fusion crust




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