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LaPaz Icefield 03569
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 03569
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 03569
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 814 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 505 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: LAP 03569
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 16919
Dimensions (cm):   10.5x8.0x7.0
Weight (g): 813.7
Meteorite Type: Diogenite
    LAP03569 LAP03569

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
75% of the exterior is covered with chocolate brown fusion crust. The crust has a slight sheen with polygonal fractures. The exposed matrix is tan and has weathered, large green inclusions. The interior matrix is light gray with olive green angular inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach

LAP 03569 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 03569 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section shows a groundmass of coarse (up to 3 mm) comminuted pyroxene, with lesser olivine. Orthopyroxene has a composition of Fs22Wo2 and an Fe/Mn ratio of ~28; olivine is Fa27. The meteorite is a diogenite and is compositionally similar to LAP 91900 and LAP 02216. It could be paired with the latter, although it contains much more abundant olivine.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 232:
Origin or pseudonym:Canyonero Mesa (West Paradise Palms)
Mass (g):813.7
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):27
Ferrosilite (mol%):22
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA         

     Recommended::   (86° 22'S, 70° 0'W)

     This is 1 of 43699 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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