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La Esmeralda
Basic information Name: La Esmeralda
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 483 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11325 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
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Writeup from MB 84:

La Esmeralda

Coahuila , Mexico

Found 1999 June or July

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A 483 g stone was found by a rancher and recognized as a meteorite by Padre Jaime Lienert.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  olivine, Fa25.1±0.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4.  Specimens:  main mass, John and Marcella Hopkins, 1765 Soledad Way, San Diego, California 92109, USA; type specimen, 16 g, U CLA.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 4'N, 103° 26'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 4'N, 103° 26'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Coahuila, Mexico
     This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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