MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 21 Jan 2022
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
LaPaz Icefield 02349
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 02349
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 02349
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 26 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 606 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: LAP 02336; LAP 02349
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 15528; 15519
Dimensions (cm):   5.0x4.0x3.0
Weight (g): 85.563; 26.005
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    LAP02336 LAP02349

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of 336 has a dull, brown-black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. A few areas have a shiny, frothy appearance. 349's exterior has a thick purplish patch of fusion crust. The interiors of both are dull, black, soft and friable with white, cream and tan colored chondrules. Both have an oxidation rind.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Cari Corrigan
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-45, with a peak at Fa0-2. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine; chondrules are moderately altered. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.

LAP 02336 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 02336 - Plane-Polarized Light LAP 02349 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 02349 - Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 02336
Cross-Polarized Light
LAP 02336
Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 02349
Cross-Polarized Light
LAP 02349
Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 147:
Mass (g):26.01
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-45
Search for this meteorite in the NASA/JSC database (U.S.):   
References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photographs from AMN:
Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA      

     Recommended::   (86° 22'S, 70° 0'W)

     This is 1 of 43331 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page