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Palca de Aparzo
Basic information Name: Palca de Aparzo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1988
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 1430 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6245 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 77:

Palca de Aparzo

Jujuy Province, Argentina

Fell 1988 September 14 6:50

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

After the appearance of a luminous meteor followed by detonations, a shower of many stones fell. A total of 1430 g was recovered, consisting of two large stones (282 and 104 g) and several smaller ones. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa25, pyroxene Fs21; Brian Mason, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA. Main mass and type specimen: Asociacion Hatum Pampa, Pizarro 5672, 1440 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Information, Oscar A. Turone, Pizarro 5672, 1440 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 7'S, 65° 6'W)
     Recommended::   (23° 7'S, 65° 6'W)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Jujuy, Argentina
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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