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Los Vientos 043
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Chile
Mass:help 4.6 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 19 Aug 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Los Vientos 043 (LoV 043)        24°41’S, 69°46’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 rusted stone.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrules up to 2.5 mm (average diameter 950 μm, often rimmed by metal blebs) make up 60% of the meteorite, matrix 32%, and metal + oxides 8%. Metal blebs up to 400 μm in diameter are found in the chondrules and in the matrix. Presence of dusty olivine.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa0.4, orthopyroxene Fs1.0Wo0.7. Some chondrules contain plagioclase An27.9Ab66.3Or5.8. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.76.

Classification: CR2. Severe weathering

Specimens: 1.5 g 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:24°41'S
Longitude:69°46'W
Mass (g):4.6
Pieces:1
Class:CR2
Weathering grade:Severe
Fayalite (mol%):0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.0±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.76
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):1.5
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::   (24° 41'S, 69° 46'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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