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Taltal 001 H3 Chondrite Meteorite Full Slice 58.5g I 2016 Chile Find

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On Offer: 58.5 gram full slice of Taltal 001
Name: Taltal 001
Approx. Dimensions: 88mm x 52mm - Slightly wedged, thickness varies from approx. 2.9mm to approx. 4.8mm.
Type: H 3 (High Metal Type 3 Ordinary Chondrite)
Description: This is a beautiful 58.5 gram full slice of Taltal 001 found by my friend Dario Ruiz with some external patina and very well defined chondrules. Always fun to represent a meteorite that a friend has found. Way to go Dario!
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Taltal 001
Basic information Name: Taltal 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite. 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Chile 
Mass:help 1186 g
Recommended:   H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 572 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 28 May 2018
Writeup from MB 107: 

Taltal 001        25°29’19’’S, 70°02’28’’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2016 Jan 14

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: The meteorite was found in 2016 during a field trip in the Atacama desert.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with often slightly flattened and loosely packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.4 mm) in a more fine-grained matrix that contains sulfides and abundant FeNi metal.

Data from:
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County: Antofagasta
Date: 2016 Jan 14
Latitude: 25°29'19''S
Longitude: 70°02'28''W
Mass (g): 1186
Pieces: 1
Class: H3
Shock stage: S2
Weathering grade: W1
Fayalite (mol%): 14.5±8.0 (4.0-23.3, n=40)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 10.9±7.1 (2.8-20.5, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%): 0.8±0.3 (0.3-1.7, n=19)
Classifier: Ansgar Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g): 25.6
Type spec location: MNB
Main mass: Dario Ruiz
Finder: Dario Ruiz


ID - Taltal0011801

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