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Didim meteorite, Didim, Aydin Province, Aegean Region, Turkeyi
Regional Level Types
Didim meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Didim- not defined -
Aydin ProvinceProvince
Aegean RegionRegion
TurkeyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 21' 6'' North , 27° 19' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Meteorite Class:
Meteoritical Society Class:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Didim26,000 (2015)7.5km
Sarıkemer2,698 (2015)24.0km
Yalıkavak11,227 (2017)27.5km
Güvercinlik1,416 (2018)32.6km
Megálo Chorió168 (2016)33.7km


Ordinary chondrite, unequilibrated regolith breccia (H3-5; S2; W0)
Fall, 1 February 2007; 3.4 kg, 5 pieces

After a fireball was seen from as far away as 200 km, an enormous explosion followed by dozens of rumbling detonations were heard over Bodrum, Milas, and Didim cities. While some pieces apparently fell into the sea, three samples covered with a thin fusion crust were recovered and studied. The meteorite is a breccia dominated by whitish H5 clasts within a much darker H3 host. Opaques (mostly Fe-Ni metal) occupy about ~10-11 vol%. Small chondrules (clearly delineated in the H3 regions) and somewhat larger olivine crystals (5mm) are prominent. Olivine (Fa19-20) and pyroxene (Fs17-19) within whitish regions are nearly equilibrated, but otherwise, the silicates are more diverse including occasional small aggregates with nearly pure enstatite and forsterite. Diverse chondrules include silica-bearing, spinel-rich, and glassy types.

Didim is one of 5 witnessed falls classified exactly as an H3-5 chondrite (as of September 2015). The main masses are kept at Çanakkale University, Turkey.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Rare.
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009); Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
'Glass'
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)
'Meteoritic Iron'
Description: Fe-Ni metal in the H5 clasts are Ni-rich.
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
'Pyroxene Group'
Description: Overall range of En70-En99 observed in H3 lithology.
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
'Silica'
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Weisberg et al. (2008) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 94, September 2008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43(9):1551-1588. (Sept 2008).
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.AE.10FeNi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Silica'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.1.11.3FeNi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Silica'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S CinnabarHgS
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TetrataeniteFeNi
NiNickel
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni TetrataeniteFeNi
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
HgMercury
Hg MercuryHg
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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