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Iron River
Basic information Name: Iron River
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1889
Country: United States
Mass:help 1420 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 34  (1965)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 34:
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IRON RIVER, Michigan, USA.

FOUND, 1889; recognized 1965.

IRON, fine octahedrite.

One individual, weight 1420 gr.

Source: Report of Dr. Von Del Chamberlain (Michigan State University, USA in a letter, X.28 1965.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Iron River in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 34, Moscow (1965)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 5'N, 88° 34'W)
     Recommended::   (46° 4' 46"N, 88° 33' 35"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Michigan, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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