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Guanaco
Basic information Name: Guanaco
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Chile
Mass:help 13.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  IIG
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIG
Recommended:  Iron, IIG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIG.   [show all]
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Guanaco

El Guanaco, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile

Found 2000

Iron (IIG)

A single stone of mass 13.1 kg was found by a geologist near to an area where a water well was being dug at the Guanaco gold mine, Chile. Classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): Composition of the metal is Co 5.08 mg/g; Ni 44.3 mg/g, Ga 44.7 μg/g, As 14.6 μg/g, Ir 0.013 μg/g, Au 1.19 μg/g. With the addition of this meteorite we reach the minimum number for a new iron-meteorite group, to be called IIG. Another Chilean meteorite, La Primitiva, is a member of this group. Specimens: Main mass (11 kg) with Rodrigo Martinez, Santiago, Chile; Type specimen 280 g, UCLA.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Chile
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     Recommended::   (25° 6'S, 69° 32'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 925 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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