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Colonia Obrera
Basic information Name: Colonia Obrera
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 12.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  IIIE
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIE
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIE
Recommended:  Iron, IIIE    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IIIE.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIE irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE COLONIA OBRERA, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name: COLONIA OBRERA

Synonym: Colonia Obrerra

Place of find: Colonia Obrera, a suburb of Durango, Mexico.

24°01'N., 104°40'W.

Date of find: 1973

Class and type: Iron. Coarse octahedrite. (1.4 mm). Group IIIE, 8.62% Ni, 17.4 ppm Ga, 37 ppm Ge, 0.055 ppm In

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 12.2 kg.

Circumstances of find: Not reported. The main mass, 12.15 kg, is in Tempe, Arizona State University.

Source: C.F. Lewis and C.B. Moore, 1976. Catalogue of Meteorites, Arizona State University and A. Kracher et al., 1980. Chemical classification of iron meteorites - IX. A new group (IIF), revision of IAB and IIICD and data on 57 additional irons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 44, 773.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 1'N, 104° 40'W)
     Recommended::   (24° 1'N, 104° 40'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Durango, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Colonia Obrerra (In NHM Cat)

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