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Allan Hills A80108
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A80108
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA80108
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 80108 (ALH 80108) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 124.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10924 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 5(1):

Sample No.: ALHA80108

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1094

Weight (gms): 124.5

Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite

 

Physical Description: Carol Schwarz

The sample has no fusion crust. It is rough and weathered reddish brown and is similar to ALHA80101. Some light colored chondrules or clasts are visible. Chipping revealed a light gray interior with some oxidation halos and a dark gray weathering rind. Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

The physical description indicated that this specimen may be paired with ALHA80101, and this is confirmed by the microscopic examination, which shows that it is an L6 chondrite identical with that meteorite in texture, mineral compositions, and degree of weathering.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 499:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):124.5
Class:L6
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Comments:26Al=62±4; 80101 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 5(1) (1982), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 46' 17"S, 159° 17' 18"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.5 km apart

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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