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La Escondida
Basic information Name: La Escondida
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 8.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10061 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LA ESCONDIDA, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: LA ESCONDIDA

Place of find: About 14 km NNE. of the village of Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico, near an abandoned ranch house.

24°20'30"N., 102°04'30"W.

Date of find: March, 1979.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite+chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa17, pyroxene Fs14.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 8.2 g.

Circumstances of find: Collected by Prof. R. Trevino while searching for specimens of the Nuevo Mercurio fall. More weathered and petrographically distinct from Nuevo Mercurio.

Source: Dr. E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 20' 30"N, 102° 4' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (24° 20' 30"N, 102° 4' 30"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Zacatecas, Mexico
     This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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