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Catalina 107
Basic information Name: Catalina 107
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Chile
Mass:help 520 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Catalina 107        ~25°14’S, ~69°43’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2014 May 17

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: The meteorite was found in May 2014 by R. Martinez in the Atacama desert.

Physical characteristics: A single stone with remnant of fusion crust. Cut surface shows an unweathered metallic interior. After etching the meteorite displays Widmanstätten patterns with the outer 2 mm showing a recrystallized texture.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Coarse octahedrite structure with kamacite lamellae about 2 mm wide, interstitial ribbons of taenite in some places, plessite and schreibersite.

Geochemistry: Composition: Co, 5.04 mg/g; Ni, 80.0 mg/g; Ga, 20.0 μg/g; As, 5.55 μg/g; Ir 3.34 μg/g; Au, 0.743 μg/g

Classification: The meteorite is a IIIAB iron based on composition and structure. It is resolved from all other South American iron meteorites by its chemical composition. Minimal weathering.

Specimens: 21.3 g at CEREGE. Main mass at MMC.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2014 May 17
Mass (g):520
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Weathering grade:minimal
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE. J.T. Wasson, UCLA.
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:MMC
Finder:Rodrigo Martinez
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MMC: Museo del Meteorito, Tocopilla 401, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. or Alonso de Ercilla 1250, La Herradura, Coquimbo, Chile, Chile; Website (institutional address; updated 11 Mar 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (25° 14'S, 69° 43'W)

     This is 1 of 2687 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 2716 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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