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Parnallee

Parnallee is an ordinary chondrite (LL3.6) that fell February 28th, 1857, in Tamil Nadu, India.

Parnallee is a low-iron, low metal (LL) chondrite exhibiting abundant chondrules, un-equilibrated mineral assemblages, and a low degree of aqueous alteration.

Over 77 kilograms of the Parnallee meteorite have been recovered to date.  The overwhelming majority of meteorites recovered in India have been witnessed falls (vs finds).

Chondrite from Parnallee, viewed under crossed polarized light.  Photo copyright L. Garvie/CMS/ASU
Chondrite from Parnallee, viewed under crossed polarized light. Photo copyright L. Garvie/CMS/ASU