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Tres Castillos
Basic information Name: Tres Castillos
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 150 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 116 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Ungrouped irons, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 77:

Tres Castillos

Chihuahua, Mexico

Found 1992 March

Iron (Medium octahedrite, IIIAB)

A mass of 150 kg was found on the ranch Tres Castillos. Type specimen, classification and analysis: Ni 9.23%, Co 0.51%, Ir 0.245 ppm, Ga 16.3 ppm, As 9.7 ppm, Cr 19 ppm, Pt 1.5 ppm, Au 1.35 ppm, W 0.39 ppm, Re 27 ppb; John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567, USA. Distribution: main mass (40.9 kg), Marlin Cilz; 8.1 kg, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; 2.6 kg, Natural History Museum,Vienna. Information, Marlin D. Cilz, Box 1063, Malta, Montana 59538, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 28'N, 105° 48'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 28' 12"N, 105° 48' 0"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 100 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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