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Alkali Flat
Basic information Name: Alkali Flat
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 28 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5237 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Jul 2012
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 101:

Alkali Flat        32°18.360’N, 108°54.228’W

New Mexico, USA

Found: 2011 Mar 7

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: A single stone was found by Ben Fisler on the south alkali salt flat of the Animas Valley.

Physical characteristics: Reddish brown, rough weathered exterior, saw cut reveals fine-grained sulfide and metal set in dark-brown matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows olivine, pyroxene, a few equilibrated chondrules, troilite, and kamacite.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Olivine Fa24.7±0.4, Fe/Mn=50±3, n=10; low-Ca pyroxene Fs21.0±0.5Wo1.6±0.2, Fe/Mn=30±2, n=10.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5), weathering grade W2.

Specimens: 5.6 g including a polished thin section on deposit at UNM. Ben Fisler holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:New Mexico
Date:2011 Mar 7
Latitude:32°18.360'N
Longitude:108°54.228'W
Mass (g):28
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.0±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):5.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Ben Fisler
Finder:Ben Fisler
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47, in preparation (2013)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 18' 22"N, 108° 54' 14"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1738 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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