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Tarahumara
Basic information Name: Tarahumara
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 2.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  IIE
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIE
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIE
Recommended:  Iron, IIE    [explanation]

This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIE.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 80:

Tarahumara

Chihuahua, Mexico

Found 1994 summer.

Iron (IIE)

A 2.5-kg specimen was found by ranchers in high desert grazing land. Classification and petrology (J. Wasson & B. Choi, Univ. Calif. Los Angeles):  Ni, 7.91%; Co, 0.47%; Ga, 26.6 ppm; Ir, 4.9 ppm; Au, 1.1 ppm; contains silicate inclusions with sodic plagioclase. Specimens: main mass, R. Haag, P.O. Box 27527, Tucson, AZ 85726, USA; type specimen, Univ. Calif. Los Angeles.

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

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 30'N, 106° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (28° 30'N, 106° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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