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Rica Aventura
Basic information Name: Rica Aventura
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1910
Country: Chile
Mass:help 5.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RICA AVENTURA, CHILE, IRON METEORITE

Name: RICA AVENTURA

Place of find: Near the Rica Aventura nitrate mine, Chile.
21°59'S., 69°37'W.

Date of find: 1910

Class and type: Iron. Fine octahedrite (IVA). Ni = 9.38%, bandwidth 0.27 mm.

Number of individual

specimens:

1

Total weight: 5395 g.

Circumstances of find: Found by workers of the Rica Aventura nitrate mine. The village of Rica Aventura is now abandoned. The meteorite was given to the mine engineer whose grandson sent it to the present owner, W. Zeitschel. This iron is distinct from Mantos Blancos (Ni = 8.89%), and Maria Elena (Ni = 7.64%), the other Chilean IVA octahedrites.

Source: E. Olsen and W. Zeitschel, 1978. Rica Aventura: a new iron meteorite from Chile. Meteoritics 14, 5 1.

Note: Name approved by Nomenclature Committee.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 59'S, 69° 37'W)
     Recommended::   (21° 59'S, 69° 37'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 987 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1012 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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