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Lake Los Angeles
Basic information Name: Lake Los Angeles
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United States
Mass:help 445 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5297 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 May 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Lake Los Angeles        34°38.847’N, 117°48.661’W

California, United States

Found: 2013 Nov 30

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Found by Stephen Poterala while meteorite hunting at the southern edge of a sand dune.

Physical characteristics: 92 mm × 70 mm × 57 mm weathered fractured fragmented specimen with a dark brown appearance. Fractures 1 mm wide exhibit embedded terrestrial sand grands.

Petrography: Plagioclase grains are greater or equal to 50 µm across.

Geochemistry: (A. Rubin, UCLA) EMPA. Olivine Fa18.9±0.4, n=11; low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.7±0.2Wo1.6±0.1, n=6.

Specimens: Type specimen and one thin section on deposit, UCLA

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:California
Date:2013 Nov 30
Latitude:34°38.847'N
Longitude:117°48.661'W
Mass (g):444.5
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±0.4 (n=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):43.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Steve Poterala
Finder:Steve Poterala
Comments:Comments: Field name LLA1 387.5 g held by S. Poterala, UCLA 1892a; submitted by Jim Wooddell
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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. 103, in preparation (2014)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (34° 38' 51"N, 117° 48' 40"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1787 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Lake Los Angeles (a) (Automatic synonym when (b) was named)

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