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Point of Rocks (iron)
Basic information Name: Point of Rocks (iron)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: United States
Mass:help 18 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 37  (1966)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 37:
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POINT OF ROCKS (iron), Colfax County, New Mexico, USA; approx. φ =36 ½° N, λ = 104 ½° W. FOUND, 1956.

IRON, octahedrite.

23.4 gr. in Inst. Meteor., Univ. New Mexico, USA.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Point of Rocks (iron) in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 37, Moscow (1966)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 30'N, 104° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (36° 30'N, 104° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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