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LaPaz Icefield 04581
Basic information Name: LaPaz Icefield 04581
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAP 04581
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 16 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(2)  (2007)  LL5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3151 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2007
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Writeup from AMN 30(2):
Sample No.: LAP 04581
Location: LaPaz Ice Field
Field No.: 17466
Dimensions (cm):   3.0 x 2.0 x 1.5
Weight (g): 16.021
Meteorite Type:

LL5 Chondrite



Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite has 75% rusty black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a gray matrix with gray chondrules and moderate metal.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Lauren LaCroix and Linda Welzenbach
The meteorite is an LL5 chondrite (Fa31, Fs25) with thin metal-sulfide, shock-melt veins.



Thin Section Images

Reflected Light
LAP 04581
LAP04581 - Reflected LightLAP04581 - Reflected Light



Lab Images

LAP 04581

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 4
  Line 128:
Mass (g):16.021
Class:LL5
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):31
Ferrosilite (mol%):25
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 30(2) (2007), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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JSC A photo is in the write-up above
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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