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Old Woman
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:help 2.75 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 122 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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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.

34°28'N., 115°14'W.

Date of find: Early 1976.

Class and type: Iron. Coarsest octahedrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 28'N, 115° 14'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 28'N, 115° 14'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 243 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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