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Allan Hills A80119
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A80119
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA80119
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 80119 (ALH 80119) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 33.7 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 12222 approved meteorites (plus 7 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.: ALHA80119

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 102E

Weight (gms): 33.7

Meteorite Type : L6 Chondrite


Physical Description: Carol Schwarz

This specimen is similar to ALHA80101. It is completely devoid of fusion crust and is rough and weathered reddish brown. Less weathered areas show a gray matrix with 2-5 mm clasts or chondrules. The interior is light gray with oxidation halos and has a dark gray weathering rind along one face. 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 509:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):33.7
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Comments: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' 20"S, 159° 17' 9"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 43700 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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