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Aldama (a)
Basic information Name: Aldama (a)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 11 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 67  (1989)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
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 67:
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Aldama

Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico

Found 1985

Iron. Octahedrite, medium (IIIAB).

A single mass weighing 11 kg was found by a goat farmer just outside the town of Aldama (R. A. Haag, 2990 E. Michigan Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85726, USA). Analysis, 8.0% Ni, 20 ppm Ga, 0.80 ppm Ir, (J. T. Wasson (1988) pers. comm.).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 67, Meteoritics 24, 57-60 (1989)
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Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 50'N, 105° 52'W)
     Recommended::   (28° 50'N, 105° 52'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 100 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Aldama (From MetBase)

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