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Puerto Libertad
Basic information Name: Puerto Libertad
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 66 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  L    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as L.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE PUERTO LIBERTAD, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: PUERTO LIBERTAD

Place of find: About 3 km WNW of Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico.

29°54'N, 112°41'W.

Date of find: Recognized in 1973.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 66 g

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found in a dry wash near the beach on the Gulf of California. The entire specimen is in the collection of the Center for Meteorite Studies, Tempe.

Source: Dr. Carleton B. Moore, Director, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 54'N, 112° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 54'N, 112° 41'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Sonora, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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