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Rincon
Basic information Name: Rincon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 249 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 78:

Rincon

Province Salta, Argentina

Found 1995 March 13

Ordinary chondrite (L6, S4)

A stone of 249.4 g was found during a meteorite search expedition by K. Heide, A. Bischoff, D. Weber and T. Stelzner on an ignimbrite field N of the Salar del Rincon. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa25.7; pyroxene Fs22.5; moderately weathered (W2), shock stage of the bulk rock S4, shock veins contain ringwoodite; D. Weber and A. Bischoff, Institut fur Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, D-48149 Munster, Germany. Information and main mass: K. Heide and T. Stelzner, Institut filr Geowissenschaften, University of Jena, Burgweg 11, D-07749 Jena, Germany.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 52' 15"S, 67° 10' 35"W)
     Recommended::   (23° 52' 15"S, 67° 10' 35"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Salta, Argentina
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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