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Santa Vitoria do Palmar
Basic information Name: Santa Vitoria do Palmar
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003 or 2004
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 50.4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 793 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Revised 13 Apr 2007: Corrected latitude
Writeup from MB 91:

Santa Vitoria do Palmar             33°3034′′S, 53°2439′′W

Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil

Find: 2003

Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Three stones were recovered in March 2003 near the city of Santa Vitoria do Palmar by Mr. Roberto Maciel while collecting Indian arrows. Later in February 2004, Mr. Lautaro Côrreira found a fourth stone weighing 10.450 kg in the same area.

Physical characteristics: All three stones, weighing about 34 kg, 4.34 kg, and 1.57 kg, respectively, are at least partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The sample is an unbrecciated chondrite with unequilibrated olivine and pyroxene, and Fe,Ni-rich metal. The chondrules are well defined and of large variation in the textural types including BO, BP, PO, POP, and PP.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa0.5–35.2), pyroxene (Fs0.5–31.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3); S4, W2.

Type specimen: A 20 g sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. 5910 g is on exhibition in the MNB. Côrreira holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 18:
Mass (g):50400
Type spec mass (g):20
Comments:Corrected error in mass 10 Apr 2007; corrected error in lat/long 13 Apr 2007
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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     Recommended::   (33° 30' 34"S, 53° 24' 39"W)

     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 87 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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