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Itapuranga
Basic information Name: Itapuranga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 628 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ITAPURANGA, BRAZIL, IRON METEORITE

Name: ITAPURANGA

Place of find: Curral de Pedro, Goias State, Brazil.

15°35'S., 50°9'W.

Date of find: Not reported.

Class and type: Iron. Coarse octahedrite (1.5 mm). Group IA, 6.7% Ni, 97 ppm Ga, 478 ppm Ge, 2.8 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 6.28 kg.

Circumstances of find: The mass was recovered from a hole in the ground. The place of find, the farm of Curral de Pedro, is 18 km from Itapuranga which is 200 km NW. of Goiania. The main mass is in Sao Paulo.

Source: C.B. Gomes, University of Sao Paulo, private communication, 1980 and A. Kracher et al., 1980. Chemical classification of iron meteorites - IX. A new group (IIF), revision of IAB and IIICD and data on 57 additional irons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Aeta 44, 773.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (15° 35'S, 50° 9'W)
     Recommended::   (15° 35'S, 50° 9'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Goias, Brazil
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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