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Basic information Name: Griffith
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: United States
Mass:help 6 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 152 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Writeup from MB 85:


Cochran County, Texas, USA

Found 1985, summer

Iron, ataxite (ungrouped)

A ~6 kg (~13 pound) iron meteorite was found by Daniel de los Santos while he was hoeing in a cotton field. Description (T. McCoy and R. Clarke, SI) and classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): bulk metal composition, Co = 0.73 wt%, Ni = 14.3 wt%, Ga = 0.3 ppm, As = 0.2 ppm, Ir = 10 ppm, Au = 0.06 ppm; composition is similar to group IVB. Specimens: main mass, O. Barrera, 609 SW 2nd St., Morton, Texas 79346, USA; type specimen, 120 g, contact M. Gower, TxTech; 83 g plus polished section, SI.

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SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
TxTech: Geoscience Department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, United States (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 43'N, 102° 49'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 43'N, 102° 49'W)

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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