|Basic information||Name: Mont Dieu|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Mass: 360 kg
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Writeup from MB 81:
First piece found 1994 July
Iron, fine octahedrite (IIE)
A man found a 45 kg rusted mass in the forest of Mont Dieu. Subsequently, many other fragments were found (~50), ranging up to 95 kg. Total mass >360 kg. Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; C. Perron, MNHNP): bulk metal composition, 0.434 wt% Co, 7.55 wt% Ni, 23.2 ppm Ga, 63 ppm Ge, 8.3 ppm As, 4.9 ppm Ir, 0.861 ppm Au; widmanstätten pattern irregular; contains abundant troilite and schreibersite and rare chromite, silicate, metallic Cu; all fragments deeply rusted. See Desrousseaux et al. (1996) for details. Specimens: half of total mass, MNHNP; remainder with private collectors.
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 61 Rue Buffon, LMCM-CP52, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address; updated 8 Nov 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)|
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Champagne-Ardenne, France
This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from France (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
Charleville (In NHM Cat)|
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