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Allan Hills A80117
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A80117
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA80117
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 80117 (ALH 80117) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 89 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12281 approved meteorites (plus 8 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)
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: ALHA80117

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1063

Weight (gms): 89.0

Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite


Physical Description: Carol Schwarz

This sample has no fusion crust and is rough and weathered reddish brown. Some light colored chondrules or clasts are visible. It is similar to ALHA80101. The interior of the specimen is light gray with oxidation halos. A dark gray weathering rind is present along the "T" surface. Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Thin section of this specimen is identical in all respects with ALHA80107 and ALHA80101.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 507:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):89
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Comments:26Al=62±3; 80101 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 5(1) (1982), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 46' 25"S, 159° 16' 43"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 43840 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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