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El Paso de Aguila
Basic information Name: El Paso de Aguila
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 17.23 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  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)
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2008
Revised 7 Nov 2015: Corrected coordinates
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 93:

El Paso de Aguila                             25°22.2'N, 97°22.2'W

Tamaulipas State, Mexico

Fall: November 1977

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A fall was observed and a single 17.226 kg mass was immediately recovered. No additional masses were ever located. The fall occurred on a ranch beside the main highway between Matamoros and Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, north of the town of El Paso de Aguila. The meteorite has been in the possession of the family of the finder.

Physical characteristics: Single 17.226 kg, fully fusion crusted.

Petrography: (Michael Zolensky, JSC) Chondrules in varying stages of metamorphism are apparent. Most silicates exhibit shock darkening.

Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: Average olivine (Fa19.2, PMD = 0.36; CaO = <0.20 wt%). Average low-calcium pyroxene (Fs18.9; PMD = 0.78). Plagioclase (Ab66Or7-Ab80Or4). Metal and troilite are abundant.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S3, minor weathering.

Type specimens: A total 20 g on deposit at NMNH. Guinart-Ramírez holds the main mass.

Submitted by: M. Zolensky, JSC.


Writeup from MB 104:

El Paso de Aguila, Corrected coordinates


Mike Zolensky, JSC, reports the following revised geographic location for the fall: 25°39.9’N, 97°36.2’W

Data from:
  MB93
  Table 3
  Line 22:
State/Prov/County:Peru
Date:Nov-77
Latitude:25°22.2'N
Longitude:97°22.2'W
Mass (g):17,226
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Type spec mass (g):20
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 39' 54"N, 97° 36' 12"W)

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