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Allan Hills A80113
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A80113
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA80113
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 80113 (ALH 80113) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 313 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 4(2)  (1981)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 AMN 4(2):

Sample No.: ALHA80113

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1064

Weight (gms): 312.6

Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite

 

Physical Description: Roberta Score

Exterior is reddish-brown in color with a few angular yellow clasts visible. Sample broke along a pre-existing crack which has been extremely weathered. It is hard to tell if further chipping would reveal less weathered material. Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm.

 

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Refer to ALHA80110 for description.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 503:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):312.6
Class:L6
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Comments:26Al=57±3; 80101 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 4(2) (1981), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 46' 22"S, 159° 16' 59"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.6 km apart

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