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Zapaliname
Basic information Name: Zapaliname
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 85 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Zapaliname

Coahuila, Mexico

Found 1998 July 9

Iron, coarse octahedrite (IAB)

A mass of 85 kg was found by Felix A. Morales while he was prospecting in the Zapaliname Mountains. Classification and description (J. Wasson, UCLA; T. Palmer, El Paso, Texas): kamacite bandwidth, 2.4 ± 0.4 mm; no fusion crust or heat-altered zone is present; bulk metal composition, Co = 0.457 wt%, Ni = 6.70 wt%, Ga = 84.2 ppm, As = 12.0 ppm, Ir = 1.82 ppm, Au = 1.46 ppm; no silicate inclusions were observed in three small slabs. Specimens: type specimen, 175 g, UCLA; main mass with F. Morales, Orense, Spain.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 0' 34"N, 100° 45' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (25° 0' 34"N, 100° 45' 0"W)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Nuevo Leon, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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