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LaPaz Icefield 031323
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 031323
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 031323
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(1)  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(1):
Sample No.: LAP 031323
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 16647
Dimensions (cm):   1.5x1.5x1.0
Weight (g): 3.125
Meteorite Type: Acapulcoite
LAP 031323


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
50% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust. The rusty, granular textured interior has a high metal content. Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of an equigranular mixture of olivine (Fa13), orthopyroxene (Fs12Wo2), clinopyroxene (Fs5Wo43), plagioclase (An15Or4), metal and troilite. Mafic grain sizes are ~100 microns, triple junctions are common and plagioclase is interstitial to and includes mafic silicates. The rock is an acapulcoite, but similar in texture to the intermediate members of the acapulcoite-lodranite clan EET 84302 and GRA 95209.

Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 031323 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 031323 - Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 031323 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 031323 - Plane-Polarized Light

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 4
  Line 659:
Mass (g):3.1
Class:Acap
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):13
Ferrosilite (mol%):12
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(1) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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