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Buenaventura
Basic information Name: Buenaventura
     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 113.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  IIIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BUENAVENTURA, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name : BUENAVENTURA

Place of find: 5 miles S.W. of Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico.

29°48'N., 107°33'W.

Date of find: 1969, approximately.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIIB).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 113.6 kg

Circumstances of find: Information scanty; the specimen was purchased by the University of California (Los Angeles) from Charles L. Thacker.

Source: E.R.D. Scott, J.T. Wasson and R. Bild, 1977. Four new iron meteorite finds. Meteoritics 12, 425-435.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 48'N, 107° 33'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 48'N, 107° 33'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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