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Aldama (b)
Basic information Name: Aldama (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 66.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10950 approved meteorites (plus 20 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Note: the coords are not near Aldama (a) and so conflict with the writeup
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Writeup from MB 82:

Aldama (b)

Chihuahua, Mexico

Found 1996, Summer

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A 66.5 g stone was found by a rockhound while searching for minerals.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto, Frei):  olivine, Fa18.7; pyroxene, Fs16.5Wo1.6; plagioclase, An12.4Or5.6; shock stage S2; weathering grade W3.  Specimens:  main mass, SML; type specimen, Frei.  The iron meteorite found in the same vicinity in 1985 will be named henceforth Aldama (a).

Institutions
   and collections
Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
SML: Swiss Meteorite Laboratory (Museum Bally-Prior), P.O. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 3'N, 106° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (25° 3'N, 106° 0'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Durango, Mexico
     This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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