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Los Vientos 538
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 538
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 538
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2023
Country: Chile
Mass:help 60.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 501 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 20 May 2024
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 113:

Los Vientos 538 (LoV 538)        24.68399°S, 69.91061°W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2023 Nov 16

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Found in Chile by Elena Vasilieva.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with packed chondrules with average apparent diameter 710±550 µm (n=83). Dusty olivine are present. Some chondrules have 50 µm-thick fine-grained dust rim. Opaque minerals are metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa17.29±10.72, range Fa0.72-33.84, Fa PMD 48% (n=13). Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.27±0.21 wt% (n=10). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs11.47±7.74Wo0.93±0.47, range Fs1.16-21.1 (n=9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3). Estimated subtype 3.10 based on the Cr2O3 content of olivine.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Elena Vasilieva.

Data from:
  MB113
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2023 Nov 16
Latitude:24.68399°S
Longitude:69.91061°W
Mass (g):60.1
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.3±10.7 (n=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.5±7.7 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.93±0.47
Magnetic suscept.:3.96
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):12.3
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Elena Vasilieva
Finder:Elena Vasilieva
Comments:work name EV009; submitted by J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Sergey Vasiliev      
Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 41' 2"S, 69° 54' 38"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3583 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 3612 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 13 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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