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Rio Limay Meteorite, Río Negro, Argentinai
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Rio Limay MeteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 51' 0'' South , 69° 28' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -39.85000,-69.48333
GeoHash:G#: 62yt6cebb
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Chondrite-uncl
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Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
Picún Leufú3,222 (2016)40.3km

280-kg chondrite meteorite find. Mineralogy and classification (B. Mason, Smithsonian Inst.): olivine, Fa23; pyroxene, Fs19; plagioclase, An15; shock features include black color, deformed chondrules and granulated minerals. Specimens: main mass, Asociación Hatum Pampa, Pizarro 5672, (1440) Buenos Aires, Argentina; type specimen, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 20560, USA.

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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma

ID: 3191392
Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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