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Limón Verde 008
Basic information Name: Limón Verde 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Chile
Mass:help 3 g
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 207 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 9 Feb 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Limón Verde 008        22°30.07’S, 68°51.74’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 20 Oct 2019

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

History: The meteorite was found by Mr. M. Nepomiluev during a visual search for meteorites in the Atacama desert.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with pebble-like shape has fractured black fusion crust. Total mass of the stone is 3 g.

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad). The meteorite is composed of recrystallized granular matrix joining the chondrules, chondrule fragments and large mineral grains. The contacts of chondrules and matrix are poorly delineated. The meteorite contains olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, magnetite, spinel, ilmenite, pentlandite and pyrrhotite. Olivine has weak undulatory optical extinction, irregular and minor planar fractures; magnetite contains fine exsolution lamellae and inclusions of spinel and ilmenite.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: (T. Kryachko, Technograd, Moscow) Olivine Fa30.9±0.26 (N=17), Ni in olivine is 0.36±0.08 wt%; clinopyroxene En8.16-23.6Wo6.02-45.6; rare low-Ca pyroxene En25.3Wo0.77; magnetite (wt%): Cr 6.38±1.35; Ti 0.40±0.18; Al 2.5±0.27 (N=12).

Classification: CK chondrite of type 5 (CK5), shock stage is S2, weathering index is wi-1.

Specimens: Type specimen of 1.23 g and thin polished section are on deposit in Vernad. Mr. M. Nepomiluev holds the main mass of the meteorite.

Data from:
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Date:20 Oct 2019
Mass (g):3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:wi-1
Fayalite (mol%):30.9±0.26 (N=17)
Classifier:Lorenz C. A., Vernad
Type spec mass (g):1.23
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Mr. M. Nepomiluev, [email protected]
Finder:Mr. M. Nepomiluev
Comments:field name is Calama 6-24M; submitted by Lorenz C.A., Vernad
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     Recommended::   (22° 30' 4"S, 68° 51' 44"W)

     This is 1 of 2908 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2937 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 13 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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