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Soledade
Basic information Name: Soledade
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 68 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 66  (1988)  IAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 66:
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Soledade

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Found before 1982

Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (3 mm). (IAB).

A single 68 kg mass was discovered in a garage near Soledade City, Brazil where it was being heated with an acetylene torch and hammered. 6.7% Ni; 98.5 ppm Ga; 420 ppm Ge. Main mass in private hands. (M. E. Zucolotto, Programa de PosGraduacao em Geologia, Instituto de Geosciences, Cidade Universitaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; H. Grunewaldt, C. P. 30, Arrio do Meio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; J. T. Wasson, Inst. of Geophysics, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA)

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 66, Meteoritics 23, 171-173 (1988)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 3'S, 51° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 3'S, 51° 26'W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 42.2 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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