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Giroux
Basic information Name: Giroux
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1954
Country: Canada
Mass:help 4.28 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 5  (1957)  Pallasite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite-Main gr
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Main group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Revised 26 May 2009: Revised pallasite classifications
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Writeup from MB 5:
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Name: GIROUX

The place of discovery: 3 miles northeast of Girous, Manitoba, Canada; φ = 49°60'N, λ = 96°37'W.

Date of discovery: FOUND, 1953

Class and type: STONY-IRON, Pallasite

The number of separate specimens: 1

Total weight, grams: 4725


Writeup from MB 8:
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GIROUX, Manitoba, Canada. ?

Literature: 1. F. Leonard. A Classificational Catalog of the meteoritic falls of the World, 1956, p.8.

Bibliography:
  • Leonard F.C. (1956) A classificational catalog of the meteoritic falls of the world. University of California Press, Berkeley, (link)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 5, Moscow (1957)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 8, Moscow (1958)
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Tim McCoy, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.   
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Jay Piatek   
Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 37'N, 96° 33'W)
     Recommended::   (49° 37'N, 96° 33'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Manitoba, Canada (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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