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Saint-Aubin
Basic information Name: Saint-Aubin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: France
Mass:help 472 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  IIIAB
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
Comments: Revised 17 Dec 2008: Classification change in MB94
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 87:

Saint-Aubin

Aube Champagne, France

Found 1968

Iron, octahedrite (ungrouped)

Five masses of total weight 472 kg were found by farmers while ploughing, within a strewn field a few miles across. Classification (E. Dransart and M. Baron, EMTT): kamacite bandwidth 0.4 mm; bulk composition Ni = 11.5 ± 1%, Co = 4 mg/g, P = 2 mg/g, Ir = 0.02 µg/g, Ga = 28 µg/g, Ge = 83 µg/g. The meteorite contains sarcopside and/or graftonite and needles of schreibersite up to 6 cm in length. It shows typical shock features (Neumann lines and shock-hatched kamacite). Specimens: type specimen 86 g MNHNP; 500 g EMTT; main mass with finders.


Writeup from MB 94:

The classification of Saint Aubin is in error. It is a high-Ni, high-Au, low-Ir member of the IIIAB group

Institutions
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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
EMTT: Etudes Métallurgiques et de Traitement Thermique, Parc du Chater-Bât. B, 1, avenue du Chater, 69340 Francheville, France (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (48° 29'N, 3° 35'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Champagne-Ardenne, France
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from France (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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