header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 7 Nov 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Ocotillo
Basic information Name: Ocotillo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1990
Country: United States
Mass:help 28.57 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  IAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 73:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

Ocotillo

Imperial County, California, USA

Found 1990

Iron, coarse octahedrite (IAB)

One mass of 28.57 kg was found by Bill Hanna about 5 miles N of Ocotillo. Analysis, 7.01% Ni, 0.47% Co, 112 ppm Cu, 74 ppm Ga, 13.9 ppm As, 2.6 ppm Ir, 4.9 ppm Pt, 1.65 ppm Au, John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Additional analysis, 7.4% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.46% P, and information, Charles F. Lewis, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA. Main mass, James Schwade, 969 South Chicago Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, USA.

Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
Search for this meteorite in the Natural History Museum collection (U.K.):   
    Require NHM photo
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Fernlea Meteorites   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 50'N, 116° 4'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 50'N, 116° 4'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 257 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page