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Catalina 303
Basic information Name: Catalina 303
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Chile
Mass:help 442 g
Classification
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Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 181 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 27 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Catalina 303        25°14’S, 69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2009 Dec 13

Classification: Mesosiderite

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone. Cut surface reveals abundant metal.

Petrography: Crystalline rock with plagioclase and pyroxene with typical grain size 200 µm. Metal is abundant. Ilmenite, chromite and silica polymorph are present.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene Fs38.6±0.4Wo3.8±1.8, FeO/MnO 25.0±1.8 (n=6). Plagiocalse An93.3Ab6.5Or0.2 (n=2).

Classification: Mesosiderite

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Eric Christensen

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2009 Dec 13
Latitude:25°14'S
Longitude:69°43'W
Mass (g):441.7
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):38.6±0.4 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:5.40
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):30.7
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Eric Christensen
Finder:Eric Christensen and Michael Warner
Comments:work name EJ101; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 14'S, 69° 43'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1387 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1414 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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