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San Juan 002
Basic information Name: San Juan 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SJ 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Chile
Mass:help 345 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5283 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 87:

San Juan 002

Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

Found 2002 February 20

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Thirty four masses of the meteorite were found by Rodrigo Martinez during a desert search, with a total weight of 345 g. Classification (M. Zolensky, JSC): Olivine, Fa19.25 PMD 0.004, low Ca-pyroxene, Fs19 PMD 0.008, contains abundant coarse-grained plagioclase, Ab79Or8 to Ab83Or4. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W3. Specimens: main mass Mr. R. Martinez; type specimen 21 g, SI.

Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 34' 30"S, 69° 47' 42"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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