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Mont Dieu
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
Country: France
Mass:help 360 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  IIE
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIE
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 81:

Mont Dieu

Ardennes, France

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.

Institutions
   and collections
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 33'N, 4° 52'E)
     Recommended::   (49° 33'N, 4° 52'E)

Statistics:
     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)
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Synonyms: Charleville (In NHM Cat)

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