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Elqui
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
Country: Chile
Mass:help 260 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  IIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 127 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Elqui

Chile

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.

Institutions
   and collections
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1012 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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