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Catalina 002
Basic information Name: Catalina 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Chile
Mass:help 61.1 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 444 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Aug 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Catalina 002        25°14’S, 69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Found: 2010 Oct 01

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was found by E. Christensen in the Atacama desert, Chile.

Physical characteristics: A single brownish stone, 70% of the surface covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Cut surfaces reveal closely packed chondrules of various textural types. The meteorite is brecciated with darker clasts (up to cm) set in a lighter host lithology. Mean Chondrule diameter is 820 μm (n=39). Dusty olivines are present in the darker clasts.

Geochemistry: Host lithology: olivine Fa19.5 (Fa0.5-30.1, PMD = 41%, n = 28); orthopyroxene Fs20.7 (Fs7.6-30.1, PMD = 27%, n = 8) Wo1.6±0.8; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.15±0.12 wt.% with a maximum 0.52 wt.% (n = 27). Dark clasts: olivine Fa15.0 (Fa0.6-29.2, PMD = 67%, n = 13); orthopyroxene Fs12.7 (Fs2.9-25.8, PMD = 43%, n = 7) Wo1.2±1.0; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.11±0.22 wt.% with a maximum 0.73 wt.% (n = 10). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 3.60.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite breccia (LL3). Estimated sub-types are LL3.3 for the host lithology, LL3.2 for the clasts (all ±0.1). Weathering grade W4.

Specimens: 14 g, a polisehd section, and a thin section at CEREGE.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2010 Oct 01
Mass (g):61.1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.0 (0.5 - 30.1, n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0 (2.9 - 30.1)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4 (0.8 - 3.1)
Magnetic suscept.:3.60
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):14
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:E. Christensen
Finder:E. Christensen
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 2503 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2532 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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