|Basic information||Name: Blanco|
This is a PROVISIONAL name.
It cannot be used in publications.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: United States
Mass: 9.37 kg
|Comments:||Revised 17 May 2006: Case re-opened, status changed back to provisional; originally approved 21 Sep 2005|
Writeup from MB online:
Approval of this meteorite has been withdrawn pending an investigation into its actual provenance.
San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Found 1996 June
Three individual masses weighing 3173 g, 2764 g, and 3431 g were found by Michael Atchison on open, sandy terrain, on a ranch. Classification and analysis (R. Jones, UNM; J. Wasson, UCLA): Metal composition determined by INAA is: Ni = 67.3 mg/g, Co = 4.55 mg/g, Ga = 91.2 mm/g, As = 10.9 mg/g, Ir = 3.79 mg/g, indicating designation as a IAB iron. Blanco is a coarse octahedrite. Type specimen: 2764 g, UNM. Main mass: M. Atchison.
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA (institutional address)
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA (institutional address)
|References:||Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin|
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