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LaPaz Icefield 10130
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 10130
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 10130
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 353 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(1)  (2013)  EL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 116 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 25 Feb 2013
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Writeup from AMN 102:
Sample Number LAP 10130
Newsletter 36,1
Location LaPaz Ice Field
Field Number 22868
Dimensions 7.0 x 6.3 x 3.0
Weight 352.60
Original Classification EL6 chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0-1
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The heavily rusted exterior has brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes and evaporites. The bluish gray matrix has minor oxidation and no visible metal or inclusion/chondrules.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
Only vague traces of chondritic structure are visible in the thin section, which shows the meteorite to consist largely of prismatic or granular enstatite (grain size 0.1-0.2 mm), a considerable amount of nickel-iron, and minor amounts of sulfides and plagioclase. The meteorite is mildly weathered. Microprobe analyses show that the enstatite is almost pure MgSiO3 (FeO 0.1-0.3%); on average, the nickel-iron contains 0.9% Si. The meteorite is an EL6 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample LAP 10130
Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample LAP 10130 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Lab Photo of Sample LAP 10130 Displaying Splits  in Bottom Orientation 
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Date:2010
Mass (g):352.6
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:Be
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):352.6
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 36(1) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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