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Catalina 009
Basic information Name: Catalina 009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Chile
Mass:help 5.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2014)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 158 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Catalina 009        25°14’S, 69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Found: 2012 Feb

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CR2)

History: A single stone was found in the Atacama desert in February 2012 by Michael Warner.

Physical characteristics: A single rusty stone. Large chondrules up to mm are visible at the surface.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca. CEREGE) Chondrule:matrix ratio is 3:2. Chondrules up to 2 mm (average diameter 1.1 mm) are often rimmed by metal. Most chondrules are type I, but a few type II chondrules were observed. Large metal blebs up to 700 μm in diameter are found in the chondrules and in the matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa1.3-4.1, FeO/MnO=10.3, orthopyroxene Fs2.4Wo0.6, high-Ca pyroxene Fs1.8Wo39.0. Some chondrules contain Plagioclase An89.8Ab10.0Or0.2. Magnetic susceptiblity log χ=4.86.

Classification: CR2. Moderate weathering

Specimens: 1 gr and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Michael Warner.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2012 Feb
Latitude:25°14'S
Longitude:69°43'W
Mass (g):5.2
Pieces:1
Class:CR2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):1.3-31.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.86
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):1.1
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Michael Warner
Finder:Michael Warner
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Europole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 9 Mar 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 14'S, 69° 43'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1010 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1035 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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