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Gan Gan
Basic information Name: Gan Gan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 83 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 83:

Gan Gan

Chubut, Argentina

Found 1984

Iron, fine octahedrite (IVA)

An 83 kg iron meteorite was found by a person collecting pine cones. Classification and description (J. Wasson, UCLA): bulk metal Co = 0.41 wt%, Ni = 9.12 wt%, Ga = 2.36 ppm, As = 12.1 ppm, Ir = 1.11 ppm, Au = 2.216 ppm. Specimens: 1.74 kg, Cilz; 29 kg, Schwade; 700 g, UCLA.

Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Cilz: Marlin Cilz, Montana Meteorite Lab, Box 1063, Malta, MT 59538, United States; Website (private address)
Schwade: James Schwade, 969 South Chicago St., Kankakee, IL 60901, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 40'S, 68° 5'W)
     Recommended::   (42° 40'S, 68° 5'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Chubut, Argentina
     This is 1 of 79 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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