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LaPaz Icefield 10032
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 10032
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 10032
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.5 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 618 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Sep 2011
Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number LAP 10032
Newsletter 34,2
Location LaPaz Icefield
Field Number 22314
Dimensions 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.5
Weight 1.548
Original Classification CO3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
Black fractured fusion crust and evaporites cover 60% of this carbonaceous chondrite’s exterior. Some areas reveal a dark gray to black matrix with light and dark inclusions/chondrules and exhibits some oxidation. The black interior has abundant white inclusions with some weathering present.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
This section consists of abundant, small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments and mineral grains in a dark matrix, which exhibits a distinct planar fabric. Metal and sulfide occur within and rimming the chondrules. Glass within chondrules appears to be very clear/fresh. CAIs are abundant (mostly Type A), and range in size up to 1 mm. AOAs up to 1 mm are present, as well. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa1-42. This is a CO3 chondrite (likely type 3.0-3.2).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample LAP 10032
Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing Group View  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing Post-processing View  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing East View 
Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing South View  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10032 Showing West View 
Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 555:
Mass (g):1.5
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):1-42
Type spec mass (g):1.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Submitted by AMN
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
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 Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     This is 1 of 43699 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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