|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
Mass: 663 g
This is 1 of 94 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG. [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 82:
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.
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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