Santa Vitoria do Palmar 33°30′34′′S, 53°24′39′′W
Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil
Ordinary chondrite (L3)
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.
Type specimen: A 20 g sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. 5910 g is on exhibition in the MNB. Côrreira holds the main mass