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Nicolás Levalle
Basic information Name: Nicolás Levalle
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 60 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6538 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)
Comments: Approved 12 Oct 2010
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Buenos Aires
Origin or pseudonym:Near a lagoon
Date:2 Dec 1956
Latitude:38°51'1"S
Longitude:62°52'44"W
Mass (g):60000
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):24.9±0.2 (n=6)
Classifier:Alan Rubin
Type spec mass (g):22.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sociedad Meteorítica Argentina.
Comments:Possible fall. The specimen was reportedly found by a farmer a few days after a meteorite fell near a lagoon. The meteorite remained in a farm for many years. The meteorite is possibly related to a fall reported by the newspapers of that time (Diario la Nación Buenos Aires, 3 December 1956).; submitted by Oscar A. Turone
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (38° 51' 1"S, 62° 52' 44"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Buenos Aires, Argentina (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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