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Sierra Colorada
Basic information Name: Sierra Colorada
     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 71.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6357 approved meteorites (plus 3 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 81:

Sierra Colorada

Rio Negro Province, Argentina

Found 1995 May 7

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A 71.3 kg stone was found by a rancher while tending cattle.  Mineralogy and classification (C. Lewis and J. Clark, ASU; J. Saxton, UMan; K. Metzler, MNB):  olivine, Fa24–26; pyroxene, Fs26; contains inclusions up to several millimeters in size that have little pyroxene.  Specimens:  main mass, Killgore; 1.6 kg, SI; 1.5 kg, MPI; 30 g, UMan.

Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
Killgore: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
UMan: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, United Kingdom (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 48'S, 67° 29'W)
     Recommended::   (40° 48'S, 67° 29'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Rio Negro, Argentina (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 79 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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