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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: Yes, confirmed fall
Year fell: 2003
Country: Sri Lanka
Mass:help 5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10004 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 16 May 2017: New data and change to fall
Writeuphelp
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.


Writeup from MB 106:

Kalugalatenna (revised text and change in fall status)

Peradeniya, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Fell 2003 February 19

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

On the night of Feb. 19, 2002, a fireball was witnessed by police on patrol in the Kalugalatenna district.  The next morning, villagers found a single meteorite (weighing ~5 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. The main mass is mostly covered by black fusion crust, with regmaglypts.  The interior is light gray with numerous black shock veins. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.65. Classification (L.R.K. Perera, UPeradeniya, T.Tomiyama, NIPR, Tokyo, Japan): Olivine Fa23.5; Pyroxene Fs19.8. W0, S3.  Specimens: type specimen 67 g NIPR, Tokyo, Japan, main mass, Department of Geology, UPeradeniya, Sri Lanka.

New analysis and data provided by P. Rochette, CEREGE.  See also Tomiyama et al. (2004)

Bibliography:
  • Tomiyama T., Perera L.R.K., and Senaratne A. (2004) Petrology of the L6 chondrite that fell on Kalugalatenna Estate, Sri Lanka. Proc. 20th Ann. Sessions of the Geol. Soc. Sri Lanka, 28 Feb 2004, Sri Lanko (link)
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Europole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 9 Mar 2016)
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)
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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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