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El Sampal
Basic information Name: El Sampal
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 142 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 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 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE EL SAMPAL, ARGENTINA, IRON METEORITE

Name: EL SAMPAL

Place of find: Near El Sampal, about 20 km E of the town of Nueva Lubuka, Chubut province, Argentina.

44°32'S, 70°22'W.

Date of find: Early 1973.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 142 kg

Circumstances of find: Found partly buried in soil during a geological prospecting trip.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 32'S, 70° 22'W)
     Recommended::   (44° 32'S, 70° 22'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Chubut, Argentina
     This is 1 of 79 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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