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Anthony Gap
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:help 347 g
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9314 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.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:New Mexico
Date:8 Oct 2011
Mass (g):347.36
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.3±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):31.43
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Rik Villareal
Finder:Rik Villareal
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47, in preparation (2013)
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     Recommended::   (32° 0' 21"N, 106° 33' 37"W)

     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1757 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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