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Kalugalatenna
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:help 4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9036 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
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Writeup from MB 88:

Kalugalatenna

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.

Institutions
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NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2013)
UPeradeniya: Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Sri Lanka
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (7° 19'N, 80° 33'E)

Statistics:
     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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