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Basic information Name: Uruaçu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 72.5 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 86:


Goiás, Brazil

Found 1992

Iron (IAB)

Four masses have been recovered: (1) 29 kg, (2) 25.2 kg, (3) 300 g, and (4) 18 kg, on the property of Mr. Wilson Rezende.  Mass (1) was found by a cattleman in 1992, masses (2) and (3) were found in 1994 and 1999 respectively by Célio Rezende, and mass (4) by miners prospecting for gold in 2000. Classification (M. E. Zucolotto, MNRJ; J. Wasson UCLA): cohenite-schreibersite-rich iron. Bulk composition: Co = 0.46%, Ni = 6.43%, Ga = 89.6 ppm, As = 11.6 ppm, Ir = 3.36 ppm, Au = 1.46 ppm. The composition is indistinguishable from Campo del Cielo. Specimens: type specimen, mass (2), MNRJ, Brazil; main mass: Mr. Carvalho, mass (1) and (4).

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MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Goias, Brazil
     This is 1 of 87 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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