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Rio do Pires
Basic information Name: Rio do Pires
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 118 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10922 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 77:

Rio do Pires

Estado da Bahia, Brazil

Found before 1991 October 10

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A piece of 118 g was brought to Prof H. Shigame, Universidade Federal Da Bahia, Instituto de Geosciencias, by a former student working in Rio do Pires. The circumstances of the fmd are poorly known. Classification, analysis: olivine Fa25.2, pyroxene Fs21.6, contains shock veins and maskelynite, shock stage S6. Information: Adrian Brearley, Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1126, USA. Main mass: Wilton P. de Carvalho, P. O. Box 1110, 40001 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (13° 7' 24"S, 42° 17' 19"W)
     Recommended::   (13° 7' 24"S, 42° 17' 19"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 12 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Bahia, Brazil (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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