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Larkman Nunatak 06469
Basic information Name: Larkman Nunatak 06469
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAR 06469
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 32.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  LL3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 Sep 2008
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Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number LAR 06469
Pairing LAR 06343, LAR 06469, LAR 06772LAR 06774
Newsletter 31,2
Location Larkman Nunatak
Field Number 19389
Dimensions 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.0
Weight 32.079
Original Classification LL3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exteriors of these paired meteorites are covered with brown/black smooth fusion crust. The interiors are a rusty black to gray color with high metal content and chondrules of various sizes and colors.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Tim McCoy and Cari Corrigan
The sections exhibit numerous large (up to 2 mm), well-defined chondrules in a dark matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. The meteorites are lightly weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa8-40, with a large peak at Fa28-30, and pyroxenes from Fs14-24. The meteorites are LL3 chondrites, probably of subtype ~3.8.
Data from:
  MB96
  Table 5
  Line 175:
Mass (g):32.1
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:B
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40849 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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