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El Médano 459
Basic information Name: El Médano 459
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EM 459
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Chile
Mass:help 389 g
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Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10151 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Sep 2020
Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2020
Latitude:24°40.572'S
Longitude:70°17.778'W
Mass (g):389
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.1 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.3±0.1 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1 (n=7)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin/Hanno Strufe
Finder:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
Comments:Brownish individual lacking fusion crust. The plagioclase grain size is about 30 µm.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 40' 34"S, 70° 17' 47"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1836 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1864 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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