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Las Colonas
Basic information Name: Las Colonas
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 148 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 383 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 83:

Las Colonas

Zacatecas, Mexico

Found 1994 November 25

Achondrite (howardite)

A 148 g oriented stone was found by Scott Williams in a corn field.  Mineralogy and classification (D. Kring, UAz): a breccia dominated by orthopyroxene-rich (diogenitic) material but also containing a few medium-grained pyroxene- and plagioclase-rich (eucritic) clasts; orthopyroxene, Fe/(Fe + Mg) = 0.25 mol%, FeO/MgO = 0.27 g/g; bulk rare earth element abundance 2–3´ chondrites. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 11 g plus two thin sections, UAz.

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UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (22° 35'N, 101° 59'W)
     Recommended::   (22° 35'N, 101° 59'W)

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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