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La Serena
Basic information Name: La Serena
     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 663 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  IIICD
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 96 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 82:

La Serena

Chile

Recognized before 1990

Iron, medium octahedrite (IIICD)

A 663 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):  band width 0.9 mm; meteorite appears sand-blasted and may have originated in the Atacama desert; composition differs from other IIICD iron meteorites (Ni = 7.62%, Ga = 70.5 ppm, Ge = 204 ppm, Ir = 0.548 ppm, Au = 1.665 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)
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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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