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Albion
Basic information Name: Albion
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1966
Country: United States
Mass:help 12.28 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 70 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: IVA irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 81:

Albion

Whitman County, Washington State, USA

Found 1966

Iron, fine octahedrite (group IVA)

A single 12.28 kg mass was found on a wheat farm by K. Oliphant.  Description and classification (C. F. Lewis, ASU; J. T. Wasson, UCLA):  bulk composition, 8.20 wt% Ni, 2.04 ppm Ga; bandwidth ~0.3 mm; very similar to Gibeon in composition and appearance but contains vugs with botryoidal linings (see Marvin et al., 1996).  Specimens:  type specimen, ASU; main mass, unknown.  

Institutions
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 50'N, 117° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (46° 50'N, 117° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Washington, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1734 approved meteorites from United States (plus 263 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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