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Algarrobo
Basic information Name: Algarrobo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1959
Country: Chile
Mass:help 1280 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 70  (1991)  IAB-an
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
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Algarrobo

Atacama, Chile

Found 1959 (approximately)

Iron. Fine octahedrite (IAB-ANOM)

One or more specimens were collected in the neighborhood of the Algarrobo iron mine by a mule driver. Description and analysis, 8.3% Ni, 9.3 ppm Ir, L. Lindner and V. F. Buchwald, Meteoritics 20, (1985) 699. Classification, further analysis, 8.29% Ni, 66.8 ppm Ga, 320 ppm Ge, 10.1 ppm Ir, John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567. The total weight is not known, Lindner and Buchwald analysed "a slice of 502 g, but it is clear that more must exist, and it is said that the mule-driver 'collected a basketful', i.e., a total of 10-20 kg?"

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 70, Meteoritics 26, 68-69 (1991)
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Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 5'S, 70° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 5'S, 70° 35'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Atacama, Chile
     This is 1 of 563 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Ovalle (From MetBase)

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