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El Médano 396
Basic information Name: El Médano 396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EM 396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Chile
Mass:help 185 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 17 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

El Médano 396 (EM 396)        24°51’S, 70°32’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2017 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

Physical characteristics: Dark stone. Cut surface reveals dark interior with lighter clasts

Petrography: Apparent chondrule diameter 390±280 μm (n=35)

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa22.6±4.2, PMD=15%, range Fa18.7-30.0, Cr2O3=0.03±0.02wt%, n=8. Low-ca pyroxene Fs11.7±6.8Wo1.4±0.7 range Fs2.1-17.5Wo0.5-2.0 (n=3)

Specimens: 30.25 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass at MMC.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2017 Jun
Latitude:24°51'S
Longitude:70°32'W
Mass (g):185
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.6±4.2 (n=3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.7±6.8 (n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.7
Magnetic suscept.:5.46
Classifier:L. Krämer Ruggiu., J. Gattacceca CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):30.25
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:MMC
Finder:Rodrigo Martinez
Comments:Work name RM625; submitted by Lisa Krämer Ruggiu
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)
MMC: Museo del Meteorito, Tocopilla 401, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. or Alonso de Ercilla 1250, La Herradura, Coquimbo, Chile, Chile; Website (institutional address; updated 11 Mar 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 51'S, 70° 32'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1444 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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