|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: 445 g
This is 1 of 5281 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|
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
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, in preparation (2014)|
This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1786 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
Lake Los Angeles (a) (Automatic synonym when (b) was named)|
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