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Cerro La Tiza
Basic information Name: Cerro La Tiza
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Peru
Mass:help 3.74 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6388 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
Writeup from MB 92:

Cerro La Tiza          14º31'59.56"S, 75º46'30.40"W

Cerro La Tiza, Ica, Peru

Find: 14 September 2002

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: K. Hönninger and N. Diaz Zegarra recovered this meteorite in the course of an expedition.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite consists of three pieces with a total mass of 3740 g (3475 g, 235 g, and 30 g). Fragments are irregularly formed, shiny and of brownish color with very small black patches of fusion crust left.

Petrography: (S. P. Schwenzer, MPI and J. Zipfel, SNG) Sharply defined chondrules up to 0.8 cm in diameter. In rare chondrules turbid glass is observed. Fragments are fractured. Along cracks weathering is more pronounced.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivine (Fa17.9±0.2) and pyroxene (Fs15.9±0.4), both homogeneous.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4); S3, W3.

Type specimens: A total of 97 g of sample and one thin section on deposit at MPI. The finders hold the main mass.

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MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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     Recommended::   (14° 32' 0"S, 75° 46' 30"W)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Ica, Peru
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Peru (plus 1 impact crater)
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