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Tuxtuac
Basic information Name: Tuxtuac
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1975
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 30 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  LL
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3052 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)
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Writeup from MB 59:
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FALL OF THE TUXTUAC, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: TUXTUAC

Place of fall: Tuxtuac, Zacatecas, Mexico.

21°40'N., 103°22'W., approximately.

Date of fall: October 16, 1975, 1820 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL). Olivine, Fa31, low-Ca pyroxene Fs26.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 4.25 kg

Circumstances of fall: Not reported. Obtained from natives of Tuxtuac.

Source: W. Zeitschel, Hanau, Germany, and A.L. Graham, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London, U.K.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 40'N, 103° 22'W)
     Recommended::   (21° 40'N, 103° 22'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Zacatecas, Mexico
     This is 1 of 106 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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