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Gusev Crater 002
Basic information Name: Gusev Crater 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Planet: Mars
Mass:help 40 kg
Classification
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Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 102 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 17 May 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Gusev Crater 002        14.60107°S, 175.526855°E

Mars

Find: 2 Jun 2006

Classification: Iron meteorite

History: The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit observed the rock informally named Zhong Shan (henceforth Gusev Crater 002) on sol 858, while the rover was parked on the flank of Low Ridge, within the Columbia Hills inside Gusev Crater (Schröder et al. 2008).

Physical characteristics: Dimensions: 25-30 cm.

Classification: Gusev Crater 002 has a pitted, spectrally gray surface in Pancam images and thermal infrared characteristics in Mini-TES spectra similar to those of Meridiani Planum 001, an iron meteorite. Because Gusev Crater 001 and 002 are located less than a meter apart, they may be paired.

Bibliography:
  • Schröder C., Rodionov D.S., McCoy T.J., Jolliff B.L., Gellert R., Nittler L.R., Farrand W.H., Johnson J.R., Ruff S.W., Ashley J.W., Mittlefehldt D.W., Herkenhoff K.E., Fleischer I., Haldemann A.F.C., Klingelhöfer G., Ming D.W., Morris R.V., de Souza, P. A. Jr., Squyres S.W., Weitz C., Yen A.S., Zipfel J., and Economou T. (2008) Meteorites on Mars observed with the Mars Exploration Rovers. J. Geophys. Res. Plan. 113, E06S22. (link)
Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Gusev Crater
Date:2 Jun 2006
Latitude:14.60107°S
Longitude:175.526855°E
Mass (g):40000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron
Classifier:B. Cohen, GSFC
Type spec mass (g):0
Type spec location:Mars
Main mass:Mars
Finder:Spirit rover
Comments:Submitted by B. Cohen, GSFC
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Barbara Cohen   
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Coordinates on Mars:
     Recommended::   (14° 36' 4"S, 175° 31' 37"E)

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     This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites from Mars
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