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Basic information Name: Pedernales
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: United States
Mass:help 691 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  IAB clan
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 79 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2005
Revised 9 Sep 2006: Update classification
Writeup from MB 90:

Pedernales           30°20′N, 98°57′W

Gillespie County, Texas, USA

Find: 1 December 1980

Iron (ungrouped and related to IAB clan)

History: Mr. John Stitt excavated a mass of 691 g from a depth of 4 feet from an Indian rock midden on ranch land close to Fredericksburg.

Geochemistry: (J. T. Wasson, UCLA) Bulk composition: Co = 4.89, Ni = 75.0 (both mg/g); Ga = 65, Ge = 190, As = 16.4, Ir = 1. 17, Au = 1.455 (all µg/g).

Classification: The stone is an iron of the IAB complex, but it is not a member of the IAB main group or the subgroups. It is closely related to Algarrabo and slightly further away in composition from Livingston (Tennessee). The kamacite bandwidth is 0.9 ± 0.2 mm (medium octahedrite). In some areas such bands have merged to create bands twice as wide.

Specimens: A 23 g type specimen is on deposit at UCLA and one 86 g type specimen is on deposit at ASU. The main mass is held by B. Barnett.

Data from:
  Table 4
  Line 15:
State/Prov/County:Gillespie, TX
Origin or pseudonym:Ranch
Date:12 Jan 1980
Mass (g):691
Type spec mass (g):23
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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     Recommended::   (30° 20'N, 98° 57'W)

     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1893 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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