|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
Mass: 5.2 g
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|
Writeup from MB 102:
Catalina 009 25°14’S, 69°43’W
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.
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13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4
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|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015|
This is 1 of 909 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 934 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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