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Lake Los Angeles (b)
Basic information Name: Lake Los Angeles (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 177.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10004 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 Aug 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Lake Los Angeles (b)        34°38.430’N, 117°48.079’W

Los Angeles County, California, United States

Found: 2014 Jan 5

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Found by Stephen Poterala while he was meteorite hunting along the southeastern edge of a sand dune boundary between sand dunes and interdune mud flats.

Physical characteristics: A single stone measuring 82 × 50 × 37 mm with a complete, lightly weathered fusion crust. One edge of the stone is a smooth oriented surface.

Geochemistry: (A. Rubin, UCLA) EMPA Olivine: Fa24.7±0.2 (n=9) Low-Ca pyx: Fs20.6±0.2Wo1.5±0.3 (n=9) Ca-pyx: Fs8.2Wo44.3 (n=3)

Specimens: Type specimen, thin section on deposit, UCLA

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:California
Date:2014 Jan 5
Latitude:34°38.430'N
Longitude:117°48.079'W
Mass (g):177.3
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.2 (n=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.3 (n=9)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):30.8
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Stephen Poterala
Finder:Stephen Poterala
Comments:Field Name LLA2 UCLA 1892b; submitted by J. 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' 26"N, 117° 48' 5"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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