|Basic information||Name: Anthony Gap|
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: 347 g
This is 1 of 9066 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
|Comments:||Approved 18 Nov 2012|
Writeup from MB 101:
Anthony Gap 32°0’21.04"N, 106°33’37.02"W
Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States
Found: 8 Oct 2011
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)
History: Rik Villareal found this meteorite near Anthony Gap, New Mexico, while he was target shooting with his two sons. The meteorite was partially imbedded in the hill slope that they were using as a backstop.
Physical characteristics: Single stone, exterior covered by approximately 75% dark smooth fusion crust. A saw cut reveals abundant, fine-grained metal/sulfide and some larger grains up to 3 mm, a few faint chondrules, fine weathering veins, groundmass reddish brown to black.
Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a probe mount shows an equilibrated ordinary chondrite texture with a few relict chondrules and relatively coarse plagioclase grains. Approximately 50-70% of the kamacite is oxidized, abundant troilite.
Geochemistry: Mineral compositions: olivine, Fa25.3±0.6; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs21.1±0.6Wo1.5±0.2.
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), weathering grade W2.
Specimens: 31.43 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Rik Villareal holds the main mass.
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-1126
USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47, in preparation (2013)|
This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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