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Park City
Basic information Name: Park City
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1934
Country: United States
Mass:help 12.3 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 84:

Park City

Summit County , Utah, USA

Found ~ 1934

Iron meteorite, hexahedrite (IIAB)

An iron meteorite was acquired by William Cole prior to 1935.  Over 50 years later, his wife remembered that he got it while working at the Silver King Mine near Park City, although it is not known whether he actually found it himself. Classification and analysis (T. McCoy, SI; J. Wasson, UCLA): contains coarse kamacite crystals (up to 14 cm), millimeter-sized schreibersite, and remelted troilite nodules; bulk metal composition, Co = 0.456 wt%, Ni = 5.89 wt%, Ga = 57.0 ppm, As = 5.14 ppm, Ir = 2.31 ppm, Au = 0.661 ppm.  Specimens:  630.5 g, SI; 12.8 g, UCLA; main mass, 9.049 kg, plus slices of 669, 1052, and 835 g with a friend of the Cole family.

   and collections
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites from Utah, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)

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