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Indianópolis
Basic information Name: Indianópolis
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1989
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 14.85 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 84:

Indianópolis

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Found 1989 July

Iron, coarsest octahedrite (IIAB)

A 14.85 kg mass was found among the gravels of the Araguari River.  Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI; R. Barto­schewitz, Bart):  kamacite band width, 10–13 mm; rich in schreibersite; composition, Ni = 6.00 wt%, Cu = 125 ppm, Ga = 49.8 ppm, Ge = 104 ppm, Ir = 12 ppb.  This meteorite is similar in composition to Santa Luzia, which was also found in a river, but several 100 km from Indianópolis.  It is possible that the two meteorites are paired and that transport by indigenous people has occurred.  Specimens:  main mass unknown; 1.26 kg, Bart; 0.23 kg, USP.

Institutions
   and collections
USP: Miriam Della Posta de Azevedo Museu de Geociências - USP Rua do Lago, 562 CEP: 05508-080 Butantã - SP Brazil, Brazil; Website (institutional address; updated 21 Jan 2019)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 10'S, 47° 50'W)
     Recommended::   (19° 10'S, 47° 50'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Minas Gerais, Brazil (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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