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Barbianello
Basic information Name: Barbianello
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: Italy
Mass:help 860 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 129 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
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Writeup from MB 86:

Barbianello

Pavia, Italy

Found October 1960 or 1961

Iron ungrouped (ataxite)

A single mass of 860 g was found by farmer Clemente Allini while he was ploughing a cornfield. In 1972, young Carla Allini showed it at school to her teacher, who submitted it to Professor G. Giuseppetti at the University of Pavia. In 1974, he inspected the meteorite macroscopically and obtained bulk data by atomic absorption spectroscopy and traditional wet chemistry, and identified it as an unusually Ni-rich iron meteorite. Classification and mineralogy (A. Fioretti, UPad; V. de Michele, Milano): ataxitic texture, lacking Widmannstätten pattern; consists almost entirely of taenite (Ni27) with minor plates of kamacite and accessory troilite and schreibersite; severely altered surface, but fresh interior. Bulk metal composition (B. Spettel, W. Huisl and J. Zipfel, MPI): Ni = 27.1 wt%; Ge = 73 µg/g; Ga = 28 µg/g; As = 16.6 µg/g; composition falls at the Nirich end of the IAB-IIICD trends, with Ga and Ge concentrations comparable to those of the Ni-rich IAB’s San Cristobal and Yamato 791694 and to the ungrouped iron Elephant Moraine (EET) 87506, but with lower As than any of these meteorites; based on mineralogical and chemical data the meteorite is classified as an ungrouped iron. See also Fioretti et al. (2001). Specimens: main mass and type specimen, 479 g, Milano.

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Milano: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, Corso Venezia, 55, I-20121 Milano, Italy (institutional address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
UPad: Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse-CNR, University di Padova, Italy (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 3' 28"N, 9° 11' 44"E)
     Recommended::   (45° 3' 28"N, 9° 11' 44"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Lombardia, Italy (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 41 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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