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Carver
Basic information Name: Carver
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1935
Country: United States
Mass:help 94 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 37  (1966)  Iron-ataxite
MB 59  (1981)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 128 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 37:
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ALABAMA (D3), USA, exact locality unknown; approx. φ = 32° N, λ = 86° W.

Recognized 1957.

IRON, ataxite.

9477 gr. in Inst. Meteor., Univ. New Mexico, USA.


Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE CARVER, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: CARVER

Synonym: Alabama

Place of find: Macon County, Alabama, USA.

32°30'N., 85°30'W., approximately.

Date of find: 1930-1940

Class and type: Iron. Hexahedrite (IIA). 5.5% Ni, 58.7 ppm Ga, 184 ppm Ge, 12 ppm.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 94 kg (207 lb)

Circumstances of find: On display as a meteorite (but unnamed) in the Carver Museum, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. Apparently the specimen was brought to the Museum by a farmer from Macon County in the 1930's. Given the name Carver in 1969 (L. LaPaz, 1969). 9.4 kg in the Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico.

Sources: L. LaPaz, 1969. The Carver Meteorite. University of New Mexico Publications, Topics in Meteoritics, no. 8, 155. See also A. Kracher, J. Willis and J.T. Wasson, 1980. Chemical classification of iron meteorites-IX. A new group (IIF), revision of IAB and IIICD, and data on 57 additional irons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 44, 773.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 37, Moscow (1966)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32°N, 86°W)
     Recommended::   (32°N, 86°W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alabama, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Alabama (In NHM Cat)

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