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Blumenau
Basic information Name: Blumenau
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: Brazil
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Blumenau

Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Iron, fine octahedrite (IVA)

A highly weathered iron meteorite of unknown mass was obtained by Francisco Rzataki, CODISC Companhia de Esenvolvimento Industrial de Santa Catarina; he sent a sample to Prof. Joel, University of Blumenau, in 1986. Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; see also Aumond et al., 1994):  fine octahedrite structure and preliminary compositional data on weathered material are consistent with the IVA group.  Specimens:  main mass with Rzataki; type specimens in MNRJ and UCLA are badly oxidized.

Institutions
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MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
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. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 55'S, 49° 4'W)
     Recommended::   (26° 55' 26"S, 49° 3' 32"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Santa Catarina, Brazil (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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