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Colton
Basic information Name: Colton
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: United States
Mass:help 19.67 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 77:

Colton

Whitman Co., Washington, USA

Found 1993 May 23

Iron (Medium octahedrite, IIIAB, 1 mm kamacite bandwidth)

A weathered iron mass of 19.67 kg was found by David Bauer as he walked across his field. The find site is 2 km ENE of Colton, a small town about halfway between Pullman and Clarkston, Washington. Composition: 8.4% Ni, 20.5 ppm Ga, 0.63 ppm Ir, 0.98 ppm Au; John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567, USA. Classification, information and main mass: Roy S. Clarke, Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 34' 14"N, 117° 5' 55"W)
     Recommended::   (46° 34' 14"N, 117° 5' 55"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Washington, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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