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Rio Limay
Basic information Name: Rio Limay
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 280 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6534 approved meteorites (plus 4 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 80:

Rio Limay

Rio Negro Province, Argentina

Found 1995 August 5.

Ordinary Chondrite (L5).

A 280-kg stone was found by O.A. Turone and C. Oddi ~24 km NE of Quiñihuau. Mineralogy and classification (B. Mason, Smithsonian Inst.): olivine, Fa23; pyroxene, Fs19; plagioclase, An15; shock features include black color, deformed chondrules and granulated minerals.  Specimens: main mass, Asociación Hatum Pampa, Pizarro 5672, (1440) Buenos Aires, Argentina; type specimen, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 20560, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 51'S, 69° 29'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 51'S, 69° 29'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Rio Negro, Argentina (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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