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Allan Hills A80115
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A80115
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA80115
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 80115 (ALH 80115) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 306 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 4(2)  (1981)  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 12281 approved meteorites (plus 8 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)
Writeup from AMN 4(2):

Sample No.: ALHA80115

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1065

Weight (gms): 306.0

Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

No fusion crust is present on this rounded, orangish-brown colored specimen. A 3 cm diameter weathered troilite (?) grain is visible on the exterior of this stone. The interior material is light-gray with some orangish oxidation. ALHA80115 is probably a fragment from a common fall along with ALHA80101. Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm.


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Refer to ALHA80110 for description.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 505:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):306
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Comments:26Al=56±3; 80101 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 4(2) (1981), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 46' 26"S, 159° 16' 38"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 43840 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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