|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
Mass: 30 kg
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)
Writeup from MB 59:
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FALL OF THE TUXTUAC, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE
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
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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)|
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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