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Barcelona (stone)
Basic information Name: Barcelona (stone)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1704
Country: Spain
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12896 approved meteorites (plus 11 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)
Comments: Revised 26 May 2020: Correcting to L6
Writeup from MB 109:

Barcelona (stone)       

Llorca et al. (2020) reassigned the Barcelona (stone) meteorite to petrologic type 6.

Writeup from MB 108:
Barcelona (stone): recovery of material and classification.
J. Llorca, UPC, reports that fragments of the previously lost meteorite were discovered in a glass jar, accompanied by an old label, in the Salvador Cabinet collection (Botanic Institute of Barcelona). The fragments are very well preserved and partially covered by fresh fusion crust. Analyses show olivine, Fa25.8±1.0 (n=12); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs21.7±0.6Wo1.4±0.0 (n=11). Classification: L5, S4, W0. Specimens: 49.8 g and 33.7 g, MCNB.
  • Llorca J., Campeny M., Ibáñez N., Allepuz D., Camarasa J.M., and Aurel-Garrido J. (2020) The meteorite of Barcelona (1704): History, discovery, and classification. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 705-725. (link)
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UPC: Institut de Tècniques Energètiques, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Diagonal 647, ed. ETSEIB, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Spain (institutional address; updated 3 May 2015)
MCNB: Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Parc del Fòrum Plaça Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5 08019 Barcelona, Spain; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Aug 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 22'N, 2° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (41° 22'N, 2° 10'E)

     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Cataluna, Spain (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites from Spain (plus 10 unapproved names)
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