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Willcox Playa 008
Basic information Name: Willcox Playa 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United States
Mass:help 28.7 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10037 approved meteorites (plus 3 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: Approved 15 Feb 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Willcox Playa 008        32°5.75’N, 109°53.32’W

Cochise County, Arizona, USA

Found: 2006 Feb 05

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Found on intermediate shoreline on a dry lake during a meteorite-recovery team effort led by Robert Verish.

Physical characteristics: A single rusty-brown, weathered stone.

Petrography: (A. Rubin, UCLA) Equilibrated, groundmass contains calcite.

Geochemistry: L6 W3 S2; Fa24.7±0.2, (n=8); Fs21.0Wo1.5, (n=8)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: A total of 6.6 g and one polished thin section are on deposit at UCLA. The main mass is held by Verish.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Arizona
Origin or pseudonym:Intermediate shoreline of dry lake
Date:2006 Feb 05
Latitude:32°5.75'N
Longitude:109°53.32'W
Mass (g):28.7
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):6.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:R. Verish
Comments:Field ID = V1002; submitted by R.Verish
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, in preparation (2014)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 5' 45"N, 109° 53' 19"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 154 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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