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Cerro del Inca
Basic information Name: Cerro del Inca
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Chile
Mass:help 20.6 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIF
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  IIIF
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIF
Recommended:  Iron, IIIF    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIF.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIF irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Cerro del Inca

Antofagasta , Chile

Found 1997

Iron, fine to medium octahedrite (IIIF)

A 20.6 kg iron meteorite was found in the Atacama Desert by soldiers surveying a mine field with metal detectors.  Description and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA):  meteorite has one smooth, shield-shaped surface, with the obverse showing deep regmaglypt hollows; kamacite band width, 0.5 mm; bulk composition, Co = 0.379 wt%, Ni = 7.69 wt%, Ga = 6.17 ppm, As = 4.34 ppm, Ir = 3.35 ppm, Au = 0.54 ppm. Specimens:  10 kg, Mr. Rodrigo B. Martinez de los Rios, Atacama Desert Meteorites, Antofagasta, Chile; 10.6 kg is being sold privately; type specimen, 120 g, UCLA.

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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. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Atacama Desert Meteorites (www.meteorites.cl)   
Don Edwards   
Matteo Chinellato   
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DCOM   
Dott. Geol. Alberto Giusta      
Jay Piatek   
Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (22° 13'S, 68° 55'W)
     Recommended::   (22° 13' 0"S, 68° 54' 30"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3350 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 3379 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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