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El Tigre
Basic information Name: El Tigre
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1993
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 5 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  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 86:

El Tigre

Jalisco, Mexico

Fell 1993 December 23

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Three stones, weighing ~5 kg, fell near the village of El Tigre.  A fireball was witnessed in Puerto Vallarta and along a line in an east­southeast direction. Three stones were recovered several days later in a farmer's field. One stone (328 g) was purchased by a collector in 1994, location of the other two stones is unknown. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olivine, Fa24.6; plagioclase, An12. Shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W0. Specimens: type specimen, 19.2 g and one thin section at NAU; remainder of this stone with anonymous collector.

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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 58' 2"N, 103° 3' 6"W)
     Recommended::   (19° 58' 2"N, 103° 3' 6"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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