|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: 28.7 g
This is 1 of 9867 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|
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, in preparation (2014)|
This is 1 of 151 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1786 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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