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Basic information Name: Licking
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.07 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Iron, IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 24 Nov 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Licking        37°28.804’N, 91°52.283’W

Missouri, United States

Find: June 2015

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

History: A single specimen was found in June 2015 by Dan and James Goes while they were using a metal detector on their property. Found just below the surface in a bank beside an old road.

Physical characteristics: The 8068 g mass has a shape similar to a flattened loaf of bread. The dark brown to black exterior, shiny surface is locally rusty red to light orange.

Petrography: (C. Herd and Y. Orui, UAb): Optical investigation and bandwidth measurement of a 2 × 3.5 cm polished and etched slice reveals a well-developed Widmanstatten pattern consistent with a fine octahedrite (average bandwidth = 0.4±0.1 mm, n = 26). Plessite is common. Inclusions were not observed.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition: ICP-MS data (G. Chen and C. Herd, UAb): Ni = 9.29 wt%, Co = 4.1 mg/g; Ir = 1.0, Pt = 4.4, Os = 0.4, Ru = 2.6, Rh = 0.7, Pd = 5.5, Au = 1.9, Ga = 2.9, As = 13.8, W = 0.4, Re = 0.1, Cu = 139 (all μg/g), obtained by solution ICP-MS using North Chile (Filomena) as a calibration standard.

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): Iron, IVA, fine octahedrite.

Specimens: Type specimen of 23.6 g, including a single, 17 g etched slice, a smaller 4 g piece, and several 0.5 g pieces (one of which was used for ICP-MS analysis), at UAb. Main mass R. Garcia and R. Cucchiara.

Data from:
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Date:June 2015
Mass (g):8068
Class:Iron, IVA
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):23.6
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:R. Garcia and R. Cucchiara
Finder:Don and James Goes
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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United States
     Recommended::   (37° 28' 48"N, 91° 52' 17"W)

     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Missouri, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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