|Los Vientos 043|
|Basic information||Name: Los Vientos 043|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Mass: 4.6 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 19 Aug 2013|
Writeup from MB 102:
Los Vientos 043 (LoV 043) 24°41’S, 69°46’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 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.
Avenue Philibert, Europole de l'Arbois
13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4
France, France (institutional address; updated 9 Mar 2016)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015|
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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