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Los Vientos 231
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 231
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 231
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Chile
Mass:help 127 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 54 approved meteorites classified as LL7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Aug 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Los Vientos 231 (LoV 231)        24°39.116’S, 69°53.708’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2017 Feb 21

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL7)

History: Found by a six-person team who were driving on small hills while meteorite prospecting.

Petrography: (J. Gatacceca, CEREGE) Highly recrystallized texture. Main minerals are olivine, pyroxene (to 200 μm), plagioclase (to 100 μm). No discernible chondrules. FeNi metal is rare. Troilite is almost entirely replaced by terrestrial weathering products.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa31.1 (N=1). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs25.7±0.0Wo2.0±0.3 (N=3)

Classification: LL7. Type 7 designation from texture, absence of chondrules and low-Ca pyroxene Wo content.

Specimens: Type specimen and polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Sergey Vasiliev.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:Gravel pediment
Date:2017 Feb 21
Latitude:24°39.116'S
Longitude:69°53.708'W
Mass (g):127
Pieces:1
Class:LL7
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):31.1 (N=1)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.7±0.0 (N=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±0.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.16
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Sergey Vasiliev
Finder:Thomas Kurtz
Comments:work name ST11; submitted by Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kurtz: Th. and P. Kurtz, Hannover, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Sergey Vasiliev   
Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 39' 7"S, 69° 53' 42"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1254 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1281 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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