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Zacatecas (1969)
Basic information Name: Zacatecas (1969)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 6.66 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 50:
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RECOVERY OF THE ZACATECAS (1969), MEXICO, METEORITE

Name: ZACATECAS (1969)

Place of find: Unknown

Date of find: Unknown

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 6.66 kg

Circumstances of recovery: An iron meteorite fragment was purchased by Richard E. Dalsin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, from a Mexican in the city of Zacatecas in February, 1969. Mr. Dalsin reported that the Mexican "told us he had found it in the area." V. F. Buchwald has examined the specimen and reports that it is distince from the meteorite bearing the name of Zacatecas. The complete specimen was given to the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C.

Source: Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. An incomplete report on this discovery was published in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 49, March 1970.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Zacatecas (1969) in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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