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Los Vientos 160
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 160
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 160
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Chile
Mass:help 1.72 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 181 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 3 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Los Vientos 160 (LoV 160)        ~24°41’S, ~69°46’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2013 Nov 06

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: A single stone was found in the Atacama desert by Matthieu Gounelle on 2013 November 6.

Physical characteristics: A small irregular brown stone. Cut surface reveals a brownish interior with abundant mm size metal grains.

Petrography: Main minerals are pyroxene (to 1 mm), plagioclase, and FeNi metal. Accessory troilite, silica,, chromite, merrilite. Modal abundances: pyroxene 61 vol%, plagioclase 20 vol%, opaques 19 vol% (point counting, N=142).

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene Fs29.5±0.5 Wo2.6±0.1, FeO/MnO=31.0 (N=4). Plagioclase An87.7±2.8Ab12.1±2.8Or0.2±0.0 (N=5). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.28.

Classification: Mesosiderite

Specimens: Type specimen and main mass at CEREGE

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2013 Nov 06
Latitude:~24°41'S
Longitude:~69°46'W
Mass (g):1.72
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.5±0.5 (N=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:5.28
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, B. Devouard, P. Rochette, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):1.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:CEREGE
Finder:Matthieu Gounelle
Comments:work name M348; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 41'S, 69° 46'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1387 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1414 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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