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Thiel Mountains 99009
Basic information Name: Thiel Mountains 99009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: TIL 99009
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Planetary Studies Foundation (US)]
Mass:help 303 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6528 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)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 8
  Line 9:
Latitude:85°09.329'S
Longitude:94°32.812'W
Mass (g):302.9
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):24.11
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.85
Classifier:P. Sipiera (Harper), G. Jerman (MSFC) and A. Patzer (UAz)
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
MSFC: NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, United States (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (85° 9'S, 94° 33'W)
     Recommended::   (85° 9' 20"S, 94° 32' 49"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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