|Basic information||Name: Old Woman|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: United States
Mass: 2.75 t
This is 1 of 122 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB. [show all]
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DISCOVERY OF THE OLD WOMAN, USA, IRON METEORITE
Name: OLD WOMAN
Place of find: Old Woman Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, USA.
Date of find: Early 1976.
Class and type: Iron. Coarsest octahedrite.
Number of individual
Total weight: 2753 kg
Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found high in a wash on the west slopes of the Old Woman Mountains by prospectors Mike Jendruczak and David Friberg. It is now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
Sources: J.T. Wasson and J. Willis, 1976. Discovery of a large IIAB iron meteorite in Southern California. Meteoritics 11, 386-387. Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)|
This is 1 of 243 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1740 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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