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San Pedro de Quiles
Basic information Name: San Pedro de Quiles
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1956
Country: Chile
Mass:help 282 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9875 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 83:

San Pedro de Quiles

Coquimbo, Chile

Fell 1956 October

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A 282 gram stone fell a few meters from a farm worker around 18:30 on a spring evening (date unknown).  It was recovered the next day from the bottom of a small hole after water was poured over the stone, which was thought to be hot. The object was identified as a meteorite by a Sr. Rodriguez in Ovalle, who kept it. Classification and mineralogy (M. Grady, NHM): olivine, Fa24.2; pyroxene, Fs21.8; shock stage, S4; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 1 g, plus thin section, NHM; main mass, Sr. L. Arriagada, Ingeniero Quimico U.S.A.CH., La Verbena 4907, Nuñoa, Santiago, Chile.

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NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 1'S, 71° 24'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 1'S, 71° 24'W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Coquimbo, Chile
     This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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