Template:Infobox meteorite

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Sikhote-Alin
SikhoteAlinMeteorite.jpg
thumbprinted Sikhote-Alin sample
Type Iron
Structural classification Coarsest octahedrite
Class Magmatic
Group IIAB
Composition 93% Fe, 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P, 0.28 S
Country Russia
Region Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorye
Coordinates 46°09′36″N 134°39′12″E / 46.16000°N 134.65333°E / 46.16000; 134.65333
Observed fall Yes
Fall date 12 February 1947
TKW 23 MT
Strewn field No

This template can be used to provide comparative, at-a-glance information on meteorites.

Usage[edit]

Cut and paste the following lines at the beginning of the document and then fill with data. Do not edit the first line and field names.

{{Infobox meteorite
|Name                      = 
|Alternative names         = 
|Image                     = 
|Image_caption             = 
|Type                      = 
|Class                     = 
|Clan                      =
|Group                     = 
|Grouplet                  = <!-- For groups n<5 -->
|Subgroup                  = 
|Structural_classification = 
|Parent body               =
|Composition               = 
|Shock                     = 
|Weathering                = 
|Country                   = 
|Region                    = 
|Lat_Long                  = <!-- {{coord|00|00|N|00|00|E|display=inline,title}} -->
|Observed_fall             = 
|Fall_date                 = 
|Found_date                = 
|TKW                       = 
|Strewn_field              = 
|Image2                    = 
|Image2_caption            = 
}}

Parameters[edit]

Bold fields are mandatory.

Field Description
Name Official name of the meteorite without any abbreviation; for the avoidance of doubt see [1]. Examples: Willamette or not Willamette Meteorite, or Sayh al Uhaymir 001 not SAU 001. The article is automatically placed into [[Category:Meteorites by name|<name>]].
Alternative names Comma separated list of alternative names.
Image Image name without File: or other wikitext e.g. Willamette Meteorite AMNH.jpg. If there is no image the article is automatically placed into Category:Wikipedia infobox meteorite articles without images.
Image_caption Most captions draw attention to something in the image that is not obvious, such as its relevance to the text. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Captions.
Image_alt_text Description of the image for visually impaired readers. See Wikipedia:Alternative text for images.
Type Choose from the first column of Table 1 below so that the template can automatically place the article into the appropriate category e.g. [[Category:<Type> meteorites]]
Class Choose from the middle column of Table 1 below.
Clan A clan name from a referenced source.
Group Likely to be in the last column of Table 1 below.
Table 1
Type Class Group
Chondrite [[Carbonaceous chondrite]] CI, CV, CM, CR, CH, CB, CK, CO, C ungrouped
[[Ordinary chondrite]] H3, H4, H5, L3, LL6, etc...
[[Enstatite chondrite]] EH, EL
[[Rumuruti chondrite]]
[[Kakangari chondrite]]
Achondrite [[Primitive achondrite]] Acapulcoite, Lodranite, Winonaite
[[Asteroidal achondrite]] [[Howardite]], [[Eucrite]], [[Diogenite]], [[Aubrite]], [[Angrite]], [[Ureilite]], Brachinite
[[Lunar meteorite]] Mare basalts, Impact breccia
[[Martian meteorite]] [[Shergottite]], [[Nakhlite]], [[Chassignite]], OPX
Iron Nonmagmatic IAB, IIE, Udei Station grouplet, Pitts grouplet, sLL, sLM, sLH, sHL, sHH
Magmatic IC, IIAB, IIC, IID, IIF, IIG, IIIAB, IIIE, IIIF, IVA, IVB
Stony-iron [[Pallasite]] Main group, Eagle Station grouplet, Pyroxene grouplet
[[Mesosiderite]]
[1][2]
Field Description
Structural_classification Only for irons and, if applicable, stony-irons. Choose from:
  • [[Hexahedrite]]
  • [[Coarsest octahedrite]]
  • [[Coarse octahedrite]]
  • [[Medium octahedrite]]
  • [[Fine octahedrite]]
  • [[Finest octahedrite]]
  • [[Plessitic octahedrite]]
  • [[Ataxite]].
Parent_body Best referenced guess or Unknown.
Composition Chemical (irons) or mineral (stony) composition (e.g. 93% Fe, 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P)
Shock For example S4, see Meteorite shock stage.
Weathering For example W1, see meteorite weathering.
Country For example United States or Sweden.
Region For example Oregon or Uppsala.
Lat_Long Coordinates using this format {{coord|46|09|N|134|39|E|display=inline,title}}; if omitted, the article is placed in Category:Wikipedia infobox meteorite articles without coordinates.
Observed_fall Yes or No; if "Yes", automatically places the article into Category:Meteorite falls.
Fall_date Date of the observed fall in YYYY-MM-DD format to the level of detail known (e.g. 1947-02-12) or estimated date (e.g. 20,000 years ago).
Found_date Date of find in YYYY-MM-DD format to the level of detail known.
TKW The total known weight in both metric and imperial units using {{convert}} e.g. {{convert|300|kg}}
Strewn field Yes or No. Yes means that the strewn field is documented (in the literature). Falls often have one but not all do. Finds often don't. If set to "Yes" the article is automatically placed into Category:Strewn field (meteorite)
Image2 a second image showing additional details (eg. chondrules or Widmanstätten pattern, see for example Gibeon (meteorite))
Image2_caption short description of the second image (eg. Widmanstätten pattern)
Image2_alt_text Description of the image for visually impaired readers. See Wikipedia:Alternative text for images.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ See Meteorite classification
  2. ^ O. Richard Norton. The Cambridge encyclopedia of meteorites. UK, Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0521621437.