|Cerro del Inca|
|Basic information||Name: Cerro del Inca|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Mass: 20.6 kg
This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIF. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 84:
Cerro del Inca
Antofagasta , Chile
Iron, fine to medium octahedrite (IIIF)
A 20.6 kg iron meteorite was found in the Atacama Desert by soldiers surveying a mine field with metal detectors. Description and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): meteorite has one smooth, shield-shaped surface, with the obverse showing deep regmaglypt hollows; kamacite band width, 0.5 mm; bulk composition, Co = 0.379 wt%, Ni = 7.69 wt%, Ga = 6.17 ppm, As = 4.34 ppm, Ir = 3.35 ppm, Au = 0.54 ppm. Specimens: 10 kg, Mr. Rodrigo B. Martinez de los Rios, Atacama Desert Meteorites, Antofagasta, Chile; 10.6 kg is being sold privately; type specimen, 120 g, UCLA.
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)|
This is 1 of 925 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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