|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
Mass: 7.8 kg
This is 1 of 301 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB. [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 82:
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.
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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