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History: Three stones were recovered in March 2003 near the city of Santa Vitoria do Palmar
by Mr. Roberto Maciel while collecting Indian arrows. Later in February 2004, Mr. Lautaro
Côrreira found a fourth stone weighing 10.450 kg in the same area.

Physical characteristics: All three stones, weighing about 34 kg, 4.34 kg, and 1.57 kg,
respectively, are at least partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The sample is an unbrecciated chondrite with unequilibrated
olivine and pyroxene, and Fe,Ni-rich metal. The chondrules are well defined and of large
variation in the textural types including BO, BP, PO, POP, and PP.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa0.5–35.2), pyroxene (Fs0.5–31.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3); S4, W2.
Meteorite Name
Santa Vitoria do Palmar
Found 2003, Brazil
Weathering &
Shock Level
S4, W2
Specimen Type
1 polished thin section, 1 covered thin section
Santa Vitoria do Palmar L3

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