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Los Vientos 188
Basic information Name: Los Vientos 188
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LoV 188
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Chile
Mass:help 806 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 134 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 4 Sep 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Los Vientos 188 (LoV 188)        24°40’03.7’’S, 69°55’37.3’’W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2017 Feb 20

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: Found at 10:20 am on fine grained grano-diorite pediment. The flat, disk-shaped mass was stuck vertically in the ground, one third of the mass protruding from the soil.

Physical characteristics: A single, shield-shaped mass with brown and black colors. Cut face reveals a metallic unweathered interior.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE): The etched section shows a polycristalline kamacite aggregate with crystal size to 550 μm. Abundant euhedral schreibersite 10-20 μm in size.

Geochemistry: (M. D’Orazio, DST-PI): Composition of the metal (ICP-MS) is Co=0.455, Ni=5.54 (both in wt%), Cr=76, Cu=125, Ga=67, Ge=191, As=4.4, Mo=6.2, Ru=25.8, Rh=2.72, Pd=1.67, W=3.33, Re=1.94, Ir=22.6, Pt=29.0, Au=0.39 (all in ppm).

Classification: Iron, IIAB

Specimens: 23.95 g and a polished section at CEREGE, main mass with finder.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:Gravel pediment
Date:2017 Feb 20
Latitude:24°40'03.7''S
Longitude:69°55'37.3''W
Mass (g):806
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IIAB
Weathering grade:minimal
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE ; M. D'Orazio, DST-PI
Type spec mass (g):23.95
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Svend Buhl
Finder:Svend Buhl
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   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)
DST-PI: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 40' 4"S, 69° 55' 37"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1307 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1334 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 7 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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