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Nova Petropolis
Basic information Name: Nova Petropolis
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 305 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  IIIA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE NOVA PETROPOLIS, BRAZIL, IRON METEORITE

Name: NOVA PETROPOLIS

Place of find: Nova Petropolis County, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.

29°26'S., 50°55'W.

Date of find: May 16, 1967

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.3 mm), IIIA. 7.8% Ni, 19.9 ppm Ga, 36.5 ppm Ge and 9.4 ppm Ir

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 305 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. Lindolfo Standt while working on his farm.

Source: H. Grunewaldt, Anais Acad. Brasil. Cienc. 1983, 55, no. 1; J.T. Wasson, priv. comm., 1983.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 26'S, 50° 55'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 26'S, 50° 55'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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