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El Médano 259
Basic information Name: El Médano 259
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EM 259
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Chile
Mass:help 28.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Dec 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2013 Nov 8
Latitude:~24°51'S
Longitude:~70°32'W
Mass (g):28.1
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.5±5.8 (PMD 22%, N=35)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.3±7.0 (PMD 39%, N=21)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.7
Magnetic suscept.:4.91
Classifier:M. Valenzuela, J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):8
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:CEREGE
Finder:Nejia Laridhi Ouazaa
Comments:estimated subtype ~3.7. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.11±0.04 wt.% (N=26).; submitted by J. Gattacceca
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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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 51'S, 70° 32'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1429 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1456 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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