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La Primitiva
Basic information Name: La Primitiva
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1888
Country: Chile
Mass:help 27.4 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIG
Recommended:  Iron, IIG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIG.   [show all]
Search for other: IIG irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Buchwald The following entries were found for La Primitiva in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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Moritz Karl   
Sergey Vasiliev - SV-meteorites   
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Jay Piatek   
Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 55'S, 69° 49'W)
     Recommended::   (19° 55'S, 69° 49'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Tarapaca, Chile (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1012 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Angela (In NHM Cat)
Anjela (In NHM Cat)
Oficina Angela (In NHM Cat)
Primitiva (In NHM Cat)
Salitra (In NHM Cat)
Sierra Gorda (In NHM Cat)
Tarapaca (In NHM Cat)

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