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Nossa Senhora do Livramento
Basic information Name: Nossa Senhora do Livramento
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 1120 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 344 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 8 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Nossa Senhora do Livramento        15°59’S, 56°18’W

Mato Grosso, Brazil

Find: 2016 Aug

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: Found by a prospector, Valmir P. Scarabeli, while he was searching for gold with a metal detector. The finder sent samples to Andre Moutinho who performed preliminary tests that confirmed the sample’s meteoritic origin. Samples were then provided to Dr. Zucolotto for a complete analysis and classification.

Physical characteristics: A weathered mass weighing 1120 g and measuring about 110 × 80 × 30 mm. The examined section was highly corroded with a thick oxide crust, the corrosion penetrating deeply to the very center of the meteorite, particularly along grain boundaries.

Petrography: (M.E. Zucolotto, MNRJ/UFRJ) The meteorite is a medium octahedrite containing kamacite, taenite and few plessite fields. Kamacite bandwidth is 0.90±0.15 mm. Kamacite shows Neumann bands with microhardness of HV 205±15. Plessite fields include degenerated comb and net plessite with dark taenite wedges. Also present in some grains are decorated Neumann bands and numerous micrometer-sized gamma precipitates on the kamacite. A small troilite-daubreelite (0.5 × 1.0 mm) nodule was observed with iron sulfide eutectic and small subangular daubreelite grains.

Geochemistry: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA): INAA data, Ni = 74.6, Co = 5.00 (both mg/g), Cr=58, Cu = 204, Ga = 20.7, As = 4.86, W=1.34, Re=1481, Ir =12.8, Pt=18.1 Au = 0.654 (all μg/g). (A. Tosi, IGEO/UFRJ): kamacite 7.24 % Ni, 0.48 % Co, taenite and tetrataenite.

Classification: Iron, IIIAB. The meteorite plots in the IIIAB field and differs in composition from all Brazilian Irons.

Specimens: Main mass with Rodrigo Guerra, 70 g MNRJ, 90 g Andre Luiz R Moutinho, 62 g Carlos Augusto Di Pietro.

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State/Prov/County:Mato Grosso
Origin or pseudonym:field
Date:2016 Aug
Mass (g):1120
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Weathering grade:W3
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):70
Type spec location:MNRJ
Main mass:Rodrigo Guerra
Finder:Valmir P. Scarabeli
Comments:Submitted by Andre Luiz R Moutinho
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MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (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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     Recommended::   (15° 59'S, 56° 18'W)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Mato Grosso, Brazil (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 88 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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