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El Timbu
Basic information Name: El Timbu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1942
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 500 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 24  (1962)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 24:
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EL TIMBÚ, near the railways station Coronel Arnold, San Lorenzo de­partment, Santa Fe province; (φ = 33°7'S, λ = 60°58'W).

Found, 1942.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, weight approximately 500 kg.

The meteorite is well preserved; it was brought probably in the year of 1942, as a donation for the Dirección de Geologia y Mineria (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Buchwald The following entries were found for El Timbu in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 7'S, 60° 58'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 7'S, 60° 58'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Santa Fe, Argentina
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Santa Fe I (In NHM Cat)

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