|Basic information||Name: Dolores|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Mass: 4.33 kg
This is 1 of 301 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 88:
Dolores, Provincia de Iquique, Chile
A single stone of mass 4333 g was found on the site of a battlefield from the Pacific War, while hunting for historical artefacts with a metal detector. Classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): Composition of metal is Co 4.98 mg/g; Ni 74.8 mg/g, Ga 18.6 μg/g, As 3.8 μg/g, Ir7.0 μg/g, Au 0.571 μg/g. One other South American iron, Sanclerlandia, has a composition that is the same as Dolores within experimental error. Specimens: Main mass (3198 g) with Rodrigo Martinez, Santiago, Chile; 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. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)|
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Tarapaca, Chile (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 950 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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