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Tambo del Meteorito
Basic information Name: Tambo del Meteorito
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Chile
Mass:help 13.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5297 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:

Tambo del Meteorito

San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile

Found 2002 January 27

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

A single 13.84 g stone was found by Mr. Lorenzo Villalobos on the desert surface while searching for Inca pottery fragments. Classification (M. Zolensky, JSC): Olivine, Fa17.0. Low Ca-pyroxene, Fs20.4, CaO >1%. Augite, plagioclase, pentlandite, and troilite are abundant. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W5. Specimens: main mass Edmundo Martinez, type specimen 3 g, SI.

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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::   (23° 58' 52"S, 68° 18' 47"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 961 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 986 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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