|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: 8.07 kg
This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA. [show all]
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|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.
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, in preparation (2015)|
This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Missouri, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
This is 1 of 1787 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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