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Taltal 001
Basic information Name: Taltal 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Chile
Mass:help 1186 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 571 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 28 May 2018
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 107:

Taltal 001        25°29’19’’S, 70°02’28’’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2016 Jan 14

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: The meteorite was found in 2016 during a field trip in the Atacama desert.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with often slightly flattened and loosely packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.4 mm) in a more fine-grained matrix that contains sulfides and abundant FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2016 Jan 14
Latitude:25°29'19''S
Longitude:70°02'28''W
Mass (g):1186
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.5±8.0 (4.0-23.3, n=40)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.9±7.1 (2.8-20.5, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.3 (0.3-1.7, n=19)
Classifier:Ansgar Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):25.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Dario Ruiz
Finder:Dario Ruiz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 29' 19"S, 70° 2' 28"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1171 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1198 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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