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Aguada de Varas 001
Basic information Name: Aguada de Varas 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AdV 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Chile
Mass:help 630 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8581 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 7 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Aguada de Varas 001 (AdV 001)        24°52’S, 69°16’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2007 May 13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: The meteorite was recovered by Michael Warner while looking for fossils and meteorites in the Atacama Desert. A second trip to this location did not uncover additional meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Physical Characteristics: One complete 630 g stone measuring approx. 5 × 8 × 5 cm with broken surfaces. The exterior is brownish in color with patchy, weathered brown fusion crust. Cut interior is black with a few chondrules outlined with opaques. It exhibits a sheen from numerous iron oxide veins.

Petrography: (D. Hill, UAz) The meteorite is extremely weathered and is cross cut with numerous parallel iron oxide veins. The stone has a density of 3.4 g/cm3 (M. Warner). Chondrules up to 2 mm in diameter are set in a recrystallized groundmass. Most chondrules are porphyritic, especially the largest ones. Smaller barred olivine, radiating pyroxene and granulitic chondrules with diameters from 0.5-1 mm are present. Regions between these chondrules exhibit intrergrown boundaries while still preserving the relict textures of the fragments. Sulfides occur as discontinuous irregular rims up to 100 μm wide on chondrules, individual 100-μm wide irregular grains, and as lacy inclusions up to 1 cm long.

Geochemistry: Mineral Compositions and geochemistry: Olivine, Fa23.8±0.5 (N=82); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs20.1±0.7Wo1.40±1.14 (N=36); Plagioclase Or1.3Ab55.1An43.6 (N=6). Although physical appearance suggests type 6, well-defined chondrule boundaries seen in microprobe BSE and olivine and low-Ca pyroxene histograms indicate type 5.

Classification: D. Hill, UAz; M. Warner. Ordinary chondrite (L5, W3)

Specimens: 594 g, M. Warner; 35.6 g type specimen, UAz.

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Origin or pseudonym:Atacama Desert
Date:2007 May 13
Mass (g):630
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.8±0.5 (N=82)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1 ±0.7 (N=36)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±1.1 (N=36)
Classifier:Dolores Hill
Type spec mass (g):35.6
Type spec location:UAz
Main mass:Michael Warner
Finder:Michael Warner
Comments:Not paired with L6 Pampa (a) or L6 Pampa (e).; submitted by Dolores Hill
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UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (24° 52'S, 69° 16'W)

     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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