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Red Rock
Basic information Name: Red Rock
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: United States
Mass:help 47.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  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 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RED ROCK, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: RED ROCK

Place of find: Near Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, California, USA.

35°25'N., 117°55'W.

Date of find: 1976, approximately

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.1 mm). Group IIIA. 7.71 % Ni, 21.6 ppm Ga, 41.8 ppm Ge, 2.1 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 47.5 kg

Circumstances of find: Found about 1976 by R.K. Haag while hunting for rabbits. Entire mass purchased by the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Source: J. T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA.

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

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 25'N, 117° 55'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 25'N, 117° 55'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)
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