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Sargiin Gobi
Basic information Name: Sargiin Gobi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: Mongolia
Mass:help 17.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  IAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 80:

Sargiin Gobi

Middle Gobi district, Mongolia

Found 1964 August 8.

Iron, Coarse Octahedrite (IAB)

A 17.5-kg mass was found by a Mr. Shagdarjav in the Dundgobi aimag, ~60 km NW of Mandal Gobi.  See Bischoff et al. (1996) for details of classification and petrology. Main mass in Museum of Natural Sciences at Mandal Gobi, Mongolia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Mongolia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 59' 6"N, 105° 45' 32"E)
     Recommended::   (45° 59' 1"N, 105° 45' 32"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.2 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Dundgovi, Mongolia
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Mongolia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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