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Basic information Name: Mauritius
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1801
Country: Mauritius
Mass:help 220 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  LL5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 64 approved meteorites classified as LL5-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 9 Feb 2015: Revised reclassification text
Writeup from MB 104:

Mauritius, reclassification

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE): Petrographic observation of a polished thin section obtained from the main mass (provided by Peter Davidson, NMS) shows a chondrite breccia with mm-sized, angular, dark, shocked chondritic clasts set in a light-gray chondritic host lithology. Average plagioclase grain size is <50 μm in the light host lithology, and >50 μm in the dark clasts. Metallic copper to 10 μm is found in the host lithology.

Geochemistry: EMP analyses of the same thin section give Fa29.4±0.1 (n=10) Fs25.2±0.5Wo1.9±0.5 (n=8). Plagioclase, An10.5Ab87.5Or2.0 (n=3). Dark clasts Fa29.6±0.3 (n=9) Fs26.0±0.4 Wo2.1±0.3 (n=7). Magnetic susceptibility (log χ, χ in 10-9 m3/kg): 4.15 (NMS), 4.11 (NHMV), 4.20 (MGMH).

Classification: LL5, with LL6 clasts.

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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
NMS: National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 5 Feb 2015)
MGMH: Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard University 24 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138, United States (institutional address; updated 3 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
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Public domain photographs:
Peter Davidson, National Museums Collection Centre      

     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20°S, 57°E)
     Recommended::   (20°S, 57°E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Mauritius
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