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Pampa (b)
Basic information Name: Pampa (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: Chile
Mass:help 10 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L5-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4-5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4/5
Recommended:  L4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE PAMPA (b), CHILE, STONY METEORITE

Name: PAMPA (b)

Place of find: About 10 km N. of Pampa, between Antofagasta and Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile.

23°12'S., 70°26'W

Date of find: March 2, 1986

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Olivine Fa25.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 10 kg, approximately

Circumstances of find: Found by a Chilean prospector.

Source: W. Zeitschel, PO. Box 2340, Hanau, West Germany; A.L. Graham, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, U.K.

Note: Petrographically distinct from Pampa (a); the (a) and (b) stones have different exposure ages, L. Schultz and H. Weber, priv comm. 1987.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 12'S, 70° 26'W)
     Recommended::   (23° 12'S, 70° 26'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 925 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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