|Basic information||Name: Pampa Providencia|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Mass: 12.4 kg
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Writeup from MB 83:
Found 1994 October
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A 12.4 kg mass was found in the desert by a geologist doing routine geological reconnaissance. Note that this meteorite has been sold under the unofficial name Pampas Provenciales. Classification and description (J. D. Gleason, D. H. Hill, and D. A. Kring, UAz): kamacite bandwidth, 0.96 mm; bulk composition, Ni = 8.86 wt%, Ga = 17.8 ppm, Ir = 0.061 ppm, Au = 1.54 ppm; contains 6.5 vol% schreibersite; surface is densely pitted. Specimens: 612 g, UAz; main mass, Casper .
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Casper: Michael I. Casper, Meteorites, Inc., P.O. Drawer J, Ithaca, NY 14851, United States; Website (private address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)|
This is 1 of 909 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 934 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
Pampas Provenciales (In NHM Cat)|
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