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Catalina 131
Basic information Name: Catalina 131
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Chile
Mass:help 665 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Catalina 131        ~25°14’S, ~69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2015 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Found by Luc Labenne while searching for meteorites in the Atacama desert.

Physical characteristics: A single partly crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a brecciated texture with light-gray clast (up to several cm) with well-delineated chondrules, set in a dark lithology with less discernible chondrules. Metal grains up to 5 mm long are visible.

Petrography: The host lithology and the clasts are both of petrologic type 4. The host lithology is shock darkened.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.8±0.3 (PMD 1%, N=5), orthopyroxene Fs17.5±2.5Wo1.0±0.6 (Fs14.4-21.1, PMD 12%, N=4).

Classification: L4, brecciated.

Specimens: 35 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Labenne

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2015 Jan
Latitude:~25°14'S
Longitude:~69°43'W
Mass (g):665
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±0.3 (N=4)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.5±2.5 (N=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.97
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):35.00
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Labenne Luc
Finder:Labenne Luc
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

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

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1444 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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