Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 141, Issue 3–4, pp 643–652 | Cite as

Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies of an Oxidized Ordinary Chondrite Fallen at Itawa-Bhopji, India

  • H. C. Verma
  • A. Rawat
  • B. S. Paliwal
  • R. P. Tripathi


Mössbauer studies of the Itawa-Bhopji meteorite fallen on May 30, 2000 in Rajasthan, India, show that the main iron minerals in it are Fe–Ni (kamacite/taenite), troilite, olivine and pyroxene. These provide characteristic signatures of an ordinary chondrite. Mössbauer absorption areas corresponding to different phases favour its classification as L/LL-type ordinary chondrite. The iron in the olivine is unusually high and the metallic iron is quite low, showing that it has faced oxidizing conditions prior to fall.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Verma
    • 1
  • A. Rawat
    • 1
  • B. S. Paliwal
    • 2
  • R. P. Tripathi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeologyJai Narain Vyas UniversityJodhpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsJai Narain Vyas UniversityJodhpurIndia

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