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El Médano 406
Basic information Name: El Médano 406
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EM 406
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Chile
Mass:help 7.64 kg
Classification
  history:
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 15 May 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

El Médano 406 (EM 406)        24°42.089’S, 70°4.766’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2018 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Well-defined packed chondrules with average apparent diameter 430±280 µm (n=28). Opaques are metal and sulfides.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa15.6±6.7, PMD 32%, Cr2O3 0.025±0.015 wt% (n=6). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs14.0±0.3.3Wo1.5±0.2 (n=2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

Specimens: 39 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass at ArtMet Collection

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2018 Apr
Latitude:24°42.089'S
Longitude:70°4.766'W
Mass (g):7642
Pieces:many
Class:H3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):15.6±6.7 (n=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.0±0.3 (n=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.94
Classifier:L.K. Krämer, J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):39
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:ArtMet collection, Poland
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name LM80/E47; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
ARTMET: Meteorites and Art, Poland (private address; updated 23 Feb 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 42' 5"S, 70° 4' 46"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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