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Catalina 393
Basic information Name: Catalina 393
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Chile
Mass:help 360 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 748 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 1 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Catalina 393        25°14’S, 69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2010 Apr 14

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Matrix-poor chondrite with well-delineated chondrules. Olivine is zoned. Opaque minerals are metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa12.0±7.4, range Fa0.6-19.8, Fa PMD 55% (n=8). Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.04 wt% (n=6). Low-Ca pyroxene Fa11.7±8.1Wo1.3±0.9 (n=4), range Fs3.9-22.7.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3). L group from magnetic susceptibility interpreted in the light of the weathering grade.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Eric Christensen.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Date:2010 Apr 14
Latitude:25°14'S
Longitude:69°43'W
Mass (g):359.5
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):12.0±7.4 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.7±8.1 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.9
Magnetic suscept.:4.90
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Eric Christensen
Finder:Eric Christensen
Comments:work name EJ491; 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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

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