|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
Mass: 1280 g
This is 1 of 48 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung. [show all]
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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?"
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 70, Meteoritics 26, 68-69 (1991)|
This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Atacama, Chile
This is 1 of 645 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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