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Pampa Providencia
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
Country: Chile
Mass:help 12.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 302 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 83:

Pampa Providencia

Antofagasta, Chile

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 .

Institutions
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Matteo Chinellato   
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Phil Schmitz   
Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 27' 0"S, 69° 34' 18"W)
     Recommended::   (24° 27' 0"S, 69° 34' 18"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 961 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 986 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Pampas Provenciales (In NHM Cat)

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