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San Borjita
Basic information Name: San Borjita
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 12.3 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2024 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 82:

San Borjita

Corrientes Province, Argentina

Found and possibly fell 1983 November

Ordinary chondrite (L4)

A 12.3 kg stone was found by Mr. Don Torres and an unidentified truck driver shortly (perhaps a few days) after witnessing a large fireball.  However, the moderately weathered condition of the stone casts a degree of doubt on whether the recovered meteorite actually fell in the 1983 event.  Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy and S. Russell, SI):  olivine, Fa24.4; pyroxene Fs19.8Wo0.8; shock stage S3; weathering grade W2.  Specimens:  main mass with Mr. Alejandro Marin of Posadas, Argentina; one fragment possibly retained by truck driver; type specimen, 14.4 g, SI

   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 33' 31"S, 56° 8' 4"W)
     Recommended::   (27° 33' 31"S, 56° 8' 4"W)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Corrientes, Argentina (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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