|Basic information||Name: Kalugalatenna|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Sri Lanka
Mass: 4 kg
This is 1 of 8489 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 88:
Peradeniya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Found 2003 February 19
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
Villagers of Kalugalatenna found the meteorite (weighing ~4 kg) and broke it into pieces. Two fragments weighing 3.65 kg and 180 g were recovered by Mr. Bowala, Officer-in-Charge of the Peradeniya Police and handed over to Dr. A.Senaratne, Head/Dept. of Geology, UPeradeniya,. Classification (L.R.K. Perera, UPeradeniya, T.Tomiyama, NIPR, Tokyo, Japan): Olivine Fa 23.5; Pyroxene Fs19.8. W0, S3. Specimens: type specimen 67 g NIPR, Tokyo, Japan, main mass, Department of Geology, UPeradeniya, Sri Lanka.
NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 1-9-10 Kaga, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
UPeradeniya: Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Central, Sri Lanka
This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Sri Lanka (plus 1 unapproved name)
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