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Basic information Name: Penouille
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: Canada
Mass:help 72.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  IAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 78:


Comte Gaspe-Est, Province du Quebec, Canada

Found summer 1984, recognized 1994

Iron (Medium octahedrite, LAB)

An iron of 72.52 g was found by a then eight-year-old boy, Christian Couture, on a sand beach on the south side of the Penouille peninsula (Baie de Gaspe), ~1 km south of the village Penouille. In 1994, he brought it to the Planétarium de Montréal, where it was identified as a meteorite. The iron has an oxidized, but smooth exterior with an ellipsoidal shape of 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm. A polished surface revealed an octahedrite structure with a kamacite bandwidth of 0.88 mm. Near the original surface, the heat-affected zone is still preserved. Analysis: 9.4% Ni; 365 ppm Ge; 63 ppm Ga; 3.66 ppm Ir; 1.98 ppm Au; 5850 ppm Co. Type specimen, classification and information: Stephen A. Kissin, Lakehead University, Department of Geology, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1. The main mass is at the Planétarium de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (48° 51'N, 64° 26'W)
     Recommended::   (48° 51'N, 64° 26'W)

     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Quebec, Canada (plus 9 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 67 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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