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LaPaz Icefield 02430
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 02430
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 02430
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  L6 (metal-rich)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L6-metal
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: LAP 02430
Location: LaPaz Icefield
Field No.: 15919
Dimensions (cm):   1.0x0.75x0.5
Weight (g): 1.277
Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite (Metal Rich)
    LAP02430

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
50% of this ordinary chondrite’s exterior is covered with brown/black fusion crust. The interior is rusty and lumpy with metal and dark shiny areas.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of a large metal fragment (90% of sample) with a small area of highly recrystallized chondritic material. The mineral compositions are homogenous; olivine is Fa24 and orthopyroxene is Fs21. The meteorite is probably an unrepresentative fragment of an L6 chondrite.


LAP 02430 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 02430 - Plane-Polarized Light LAP 02430 - Reflected Light LAP 02430 - Reflected Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light Reflected Light Reflected Light
Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 37:
Mass (g):1.277
Class:L6 metal
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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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   
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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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