|Basic information||Name: Elqui|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1990
Mass: 260 g
This is 1 of 126 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB. [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 82:
Recognized before 1990
Iron, hexahedrite (IIAB)
A 260 g iron meteorite was found in the mineral collection of Antonio Alphonso when this was purchased by LSC. Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; see Wasson and Canut de Bon, 1997): composition indicates that this specimen is not paired with other Chilean hexahedrites (Ni = 5.96%, Ga = 59 ppm, Ge = 168 ppm, Ir = 1.94 ppm, Au = 0.663 ppm). Specimens: main mass, LSC; type specimen, UCLA.
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
LSC: Museo Mineralogico Ignacio Domeyko, Universidad de La Serena, Casilla 554, La Serena, Chile (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)|
This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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