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LaPaz Icefield 03784
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 03784
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 03784
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 50.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  CK5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CK5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK5
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 156 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: LAP 03784
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 16186
Dimensions (cm):   5.5x4.0x2.75
Weight (g): 50.922
Meteorite Type: CK5 Chondrite
LAP03784 LAP03784 and LAP03785
LAP03784 and LAP03785  
   

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
50% of the exterior has rough, black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is steel gray matrix with mm sized gray chondrules.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy

LAP 03784 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 03784 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section consists of chondrules up to 2 mm in a matrix of finer-grained silicates, sulfides and magnetite. Weathering is minor. Silicates are homogeneous with olivine of Fa33. The meteorite is a CK5 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 250:
Origin or pseudonym:Pinnacle Vista Estates
Mass (g):50.92
Class:CK5
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):33
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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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Photographs from AMN:
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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