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Los Vientos 051
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 051
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 051
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Chile
Mass:help 66 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  C3-ung
Recommended:  C3-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as C3-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), and Ungrouped chondrites
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Los Vientos 051 (LoV 051)        ~24°41’S, ~69°46’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Found: 2010 Sep 30

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (C3, ungrouped)

History: A single stone was found in the Atacama desert in September 2010 by E. Christensen and A. Serio.

Physical characteristics: A flat rusted stone with caliche on the bottom side. Cut face shows chondrules, some armored with metal and sulfides, set in a brownish matrix.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca. CEREGE) Chondrules, mainly of type I, up to 2.5 mm (average diameter 940±280 μm) make up ~50% of the meteorite. Metal blebs up to 1 mm in diameter are found in and around the chondrules and in the matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa13.1±1.4, PMD=8%, n=31, FeO/MnO=57.6, Cr2O3=0.10± 0.17 wt.%; orthopyroxene Fs9.2±3.3Wo 1.1±0.6, Fs PMD=32%, n=9, FeO/MnO=38.7. Some chondrules contain plagioclase An92.9Ab7.1Or0.1. Oxygen isotopic composition (J. Gattacceca, C. Sonzogni, CEREGE) is δ17O = -4.90 ‰, δ18O = -1.24 ‰, Δ17O = -4.25‰ (analysis of one acid-washed 1.5 mg bulk sample). Magnetic susceptibility log χ =5.24.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite. Texture and chondrule size resemble CR chondrites, however mineral composition and oxygen isotopes indicate C3-ung. Minor weathering.

Specimens: 15 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Eric Christensen.

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Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2010 Sep 30
Mass (g):66
Weathering grade:minor
Fayalite (mol%):13.7±1.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.2±3.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:5.24
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):15
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Eric Christensen
Finder:E. Christensen and A. Serio
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Plots: O isotopes:  
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     Recommended::   (24° 41'S, 69° 46'W)

     This is 1 of 2028 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2056 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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