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LaPaz Icefield 02382
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 02382
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 02382
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 74.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 510 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: LAP 02382
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 15979
Dimensions (cm):   4.5x3.5x2.5
Weight (g): 74.318
Meteorite Type: Ureilite
    LAP02382 LAP02382

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
90% of the exterior surface has thick black fusion crust. The interior has a black matrix with millimeter sized light colored inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of an aggregate of small equant olivine and pyroxene grains up to 0.5 mm across. Individual olivine grains are rimmed by carbon-rich material containing traces of metal. Olivines have cores of Fa21, with rims reduced to Fa12. Pyroxene is pigeonite of Fs18,Wo5. A single augite grain had a composition of Fs15Wo41. The meteorite is a ureilite.


LAP 02382 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP02 382 - Plane-Polarized Light LAP 02382 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 02382 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 180:
Mass (g):74.32
Class:Ure
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):12-21
Ferrosilite (mol%):15-18
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA      
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (86° 22'S, 70° 0'W)

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