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Chug Chug 015
Basic information Name: Chug Chug 015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Chile
Mass:help 3.06 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  H5/6
Recommended:  H5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 255 approved meteorites classified as H5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Nov 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Chug Chug 015        22°29.573’S, 69°14.896’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2018 Oct 16

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5/6)

History: Meteorite (1 piece) was found on October 16, 2018, by Ilya Chaplygin during a desert meteorite search organized by Timur Kryachko.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, 3055 g, with angular shape, flat sides, and rounded edges, covered with dull dark-brown fusion crust partly missing on the edges. One side is broken revealing solid brown surface. Bottom part is covered with light-colored desert material. Fresh cut of the meteorite is dark gray and exhibits lots of fine grained metal. Dimensions 10.5 × 15 × 8.5 cm.

Petrography: (P. Yu. Plechov, FMMR). The meteorite contains rare relics of barred-olivine chondrules about 300 μm in diameter. Olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, plagioclase and metallic blebs are the main minerals in matrix. Metallic blebs (200-400 μm) have irregular shape and consist of kamacite, taenite and troilte. Plagioclase grains are about 50 µm. This indicates a petrological type of 5 or 6 for the meteorite. Olivine has no undulatory extinction, and opaque shock veins and melt pockets are absent, indicating a shock stage of S1. Rare dark-yellowish cracks (up to 1 mm in length) occur. Olivine, pyroxene, chromite, metal and troilite are fresh and not weathered. No oxidation rims around troilite or metal (weathering grade W0).

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and Geochemistry: EDS analyses (V.I. Taskaev, IGEM RAS). The primary chondrite paragenesis includes olivine Fa18.8±0.3 (N=20), orthopyroxene Fs15.9±0.7Wo1.3±0.2 (N=15), plagioclase Ab82.1An11.5Or6.4 (N=2), clinopyroxene En49.3Fs5.5Wo45.1 (N=1). Composition of kamacite (in wt.%, N=12): Fe 93.5, Ni 5.6, Co 0.6. Taenite (N=9) contain 43.1 and 0.1 wt.% of Ni and Co, respectively.

Classification: (P. Yu. Plechov, FMMR). Ordinary chondrite, H5/6, W0, S1

Specimens: Mr. I. Chaplygin holds main mass 2.5 kg. 475 g, FMMR.

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Origin or pseudonym:plain
Date:2018 Oct 16
Mass (g):3055
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9±0.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Classifier:Pavel Yu. Plechov, FMMR
Type spec mass (g):475
Type spec location:FMMR
Main mass:Ilya Chaplygin
Finder:Ilya Chaplygin
Comments:Field name is 036i, FMM name is FN322; submitted by Pavel Yu. Plechov, pplechov@gmail.com
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IGEM: Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny Per., 35, Moscow, 119017 , Russia (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
FMMR: Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Leninskiy prospekt 18 korpus 2, Moscow, Russia, 119071, Russia; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     Recommended::   (22° 29' 34"S, 69° 14' 54"W)

     This is 1 of 2310 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2339 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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