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  • n. An achondritic stony meteorite originating from deep within the crust of the asteroid 4 Vesta


Diogenes +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)


  • The stone made its debut in the second issue of the 1985 Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter, classified as a diogenite, a subgroup of the achondrites, stony meteorites that are akin to terrestrial rocks formed from magma such as basalts.

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