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LaPaz Icefield 03785
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 03785
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 03785
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 43.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 603 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: LAP 03718; LAP 03785
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 16841; 16284
Dimensions (cm):   5.5x5.0x3.0
Weight (g): 95.209; 43.434
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
LAP03718 LAP03718 LAP03718
LAP03784 and LAP03785 LAP03784 and LAP03785  

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has purplish black fusion crust with some fractures. The interior is black with a few mm sized light colored chondrules. 718 has an evaporate rim.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-48, with a peak at Fa0-2; orthopyroxene is Fs1. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.

LAP 03718 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 03718 - Plane-Polarized Light LAP 03785 - Cross-Polarized Light LAP 03785 - Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 03718
Cross-Polarized Light
LAP 03718
Plane-Polarized Light
LAP 03785
Cross-Polarized Light
LAP 03785
Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 251:
Origin or pseudonym:Whispering Bamboo Grove
Mass (g):43.43
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-40
Comments:03718 pairing group
Search for this meteorite in the NASA/JSC database (U.S.):   
References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA      


     This is 1 of 41908 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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