|Palmas de Monte Alto|
|Basic information||Name: Palmas de Monte Alto|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1954
Mass: 97 kg
This is 1 of 302 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB. [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
|Comments:||Approved 23 Apr 2009|
Writeup from MB online:
[Partial description by M. Zucolotto, edited by J. Grossman; complete writeup will be published in late 2009]]
In November, 2007, paleontologist Douglas Riff was led by archeologist Joaquim Perfeito to examine a strange rock at the entrance of a public school, named Marcelino Neves. Riff immediately noticed the similarity of this rock with the Bendego meteorite. It has a mass of 97 kg, and was found before 1954 by Mr. Francisco Cruz at the same site where the legendary meteorite, related by Dorme, was found.
MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)|
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Bahia, Brazil (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 71 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 6 impact craters)
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