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Torreon de Mata
Basic information Name: Torreon de Mata
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 610 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TORREON DE MATA, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: TORREON DE MATA

Place of find: Near Torreon de Mata, Chihuahua, Mexico.

26°50'N., 105°25'W.

Date of find: 1983

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26.6.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 610 g

Circumstances of find: A single, completely crusted individual was found. It is very fresh and is said to have fallen in February 1981.

Source: W. Zeitschel, Hanau, West Germany; A.L. Graham, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London, U.K.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 50'N, 105° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (26° 50'N, 105° 25'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Torreón de Mata (From MetBase)

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