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Catalina 008
Basic information Name: Catalina 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Chile
Mass:help 98 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 621 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Catalina 008        25°14’S, 69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Found: 2011 Jul 3

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was found by R. Martinez in the Atacama Desert.

Physical characteristics: A single partially crusted dark stone

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Abundant chondrules (40% vol), predominantly type I in a dark matrix (58% vol). Olivine in type I chondrules are zoned. CAIs up to 500 μm. Chondrule size ranges from a <100 μm up to 1 mm, with an average 190±120 μm (N=63).

Geochemistry: Olivine in the range Fa0.3-Fa34.4 (mean Fa19.1±13.5, PMD=65%, N=17). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs2.9±1.0 Wo5.5±1.1.6. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.16±0.14 wt% (N=14). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.05 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg). Oxygen isotopic composition (J. Gattacceca, C. Sonzogni, CEREGE) is δ17O = -6.55, δ18O = -3.30, and Δ17O = -4.84 per mil (analysis of one acid-washed 1.5 mg bulk sample).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3). Moderate weathering

Specimens: 20 g and one polished section are on deposit at CEREGE. Main mass, MMC.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2011 Jul 3
Mass (g):98
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):19.1±13.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.9±1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):5.5±1.1.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.05
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:MMC
Finder:R. Martinez
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Plots: O isotopes:  
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MMC: Museo del Meteorito, Tocopilla 401, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. or Alonso de Ercilla 1250, La Herradura, Coquimbo, Chile, Chile; Website (institutional address; updated 11 Mar 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (25° 14'S, 69° 43'W)

     This is 1 of 2370 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2399 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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