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Catalina 344
Basic information Name: Catalina 344
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Chile
Mass:help 232 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6186 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 31 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Catalina 344        24°56’27.5"S, 69°44’18.8"W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2016 Nov 03

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with packed well-delineated chondrules with average apparent diameter 465±244 (n=215). Opaque minerals are metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa18.9±1.0, range Fa15.6-Fa20.1, Fa PMD 3.3% (n=15). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs12.8±3.8Wo1.3±1.3, range Fs4.7-Fs16.6 (n=13).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4). This meteorite is classified as H from the apparent chondrule size and 37 vol% of opaques converted to oxyhydroxides.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass at MMC.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2016 Nov 03
Latitude:24°56'27.5"S
Longitude:69°44'18.8"W
Mass (g):232
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±1.0 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.8±3.8 (n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±1.3
Magnetic suscept.:4.79
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:MMC
Finder:Rodrigo Martinez
Comments:work name RM564; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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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)
MMC: Museo del Meteorito, Tocopilla 401, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. or Alonso de Ercilla 1250, La Herradura, Coquimbo, Chile, Chile; Website (institutional address; updated 11 Mar 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 56' 27"S, 69° 44' 19"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2125 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2153 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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