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Pozo Almonte
Basic information Name: Pozo Almonte
     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 7.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  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]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 82:

Pozo Almonte

Tarapaca, Chile

Recognized before 1990

Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)

A 7.8 kg iron meteorite was obtained by LSC from a Señor Gaviño, administrator of several nitrate mines in the Iquique area.  The meteorite was probably found 100–200 km inland from Iquique.  Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; see Wasson and Canut de Bon, 1997):  band width 1.0 mm; composition, Ni = 8.75%, Ga = 22.5 ppm, Ge = 43.8 ppm, Ir = 0.234 ppm, Au = 1.052 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)
Catalogs:
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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