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LaPaz Icefield 02272
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 02272
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 02272
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 39.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  LL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2749 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: LAP 02272
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 15449
Dimensions (cm):   3.5x3.25x2.25
Weight (g): 39.59
Meteorite Type: LL6 Chondrite
    LAP02272

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
90% of the exterior has thick, fractured black fusion crust. The interior is fine-grained crystalline, gray in color with a lot of rust.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
The meteorite is an equilibrated LL chondrite (Fa30, Fs25) of petrologic type 6. The section is cross cut by a network of shock melt veins that reach 0.5 mm in diameter. No high pressure silicate polymorphs were noted.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 82:
Mass (g):39.59
Class:LL6
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):30
Ferrosilite (mol%):25
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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