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Basic information Name: Monteview
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 25.9 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 7 Feb 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Monteview        44°01’1.92"N, 112°29’6"W

Idaho, United States

Find: 2014 Oct 13

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: Found October 13, 2014 by Matt Bird on a fence line in an agricultural area, about 6.4 km from the town of Monteview, Idaho.

Physical characteristics: The specimen has a mass of roughly 25.9 kg with well-developed regmaglypts and subspherical surface cavities. Surfaces are mostly rusty but have a metallic appearance in places.

Petrography: (A. Ruzicka, Cascadia): Etched and polished cut surfaces show that sample largely consists of kamacite crystals in a Widmanstatten pattern. Elongate crystals of cohenite up to 0.5 cm long parallel the kamacite plates. Small amounts of zoned taenite, plessite, schreibersite, and weathering products are present. Texture and mineralogy resembles cohenite-rich pieces of the Wichita County coarse octahedrite.

Geochemistry: (G. Chen, C. Herd, UAb): trace elements in μg/g except where noted: Co 4.89 mg/g, Ni 70.6 mg/g, Cu 156, Ga 102, Ge 454, Ru 6.17, Rh 1.49, Pd 3.17, W 0.99, Re 0.20, Os 0.72, Ir 2.12, Pt 6.82, Au 1.49.

Classification: (A. Ruzicka, Cascadia): IAB main group based on trace element composition; somewhat higher in Ga, Ge and Co and lower in W, Re and Ir than other IAB main group irons including Wichita County, Odessa (iron), Canyon Diablo, and Campo del Cielo.

Specimens: Cascadia holds 173.6 g in four pieces as well as a large vial of rusty surface fragments. The main mass is held by the family of Matt and Michelle Bird.

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Origin or pseudonym:farmland
Date:2014 Oct 13
Mass (g):25900
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:A. Ruzicka, R. Pugh, M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):173.6
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Matt Bird, 4986 River Bend, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Finder:Matt Bird
Comments:Lab number CML 0907; submitted by Alex Ruzicka
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
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 Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Idaho, United States
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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