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Acuña
Basic information Name: Acuña
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 217.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 292 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ACUNA, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name: ACUNA

Place of find: Near Sonora, Coahuila, Mexico

29°19'N., 100°58'W

Date of find: 1981

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, fine (IVA).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 217.7 kg

Circumstances of find: Not reported. Main mass now in Denver, American Meteorite Laboratory.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, PO. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 19'N, 100° 58'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 19'N, 100° 58'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Coahuila, Mexico
     This is 1 of 100 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Acunya (From MetBase)

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