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Bocaiuva
Basic information Name: Bocaiuva
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 64 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 126 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BOCAIUVA, BRAZIL, IRON METEORITE

Name: BOCAIUVA

Place of find: Near the city of Bocaiuva, Minas Gerais, Brazil

17°7'S., 43°49'W.

Date of find: 1965

Class and type: Iron. Anomalous, with silicate inclusions. 8.49% Ni, 19.5 ppm Ga, 178 ppm Ge and 2.9 ppm In

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 62 kg, approximately

Circumstances of find: Found by a geological party from the Instituto de Pesquisas Radioactivas, Federal University of Minas Gerais. The mass is now in the Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

Source: E. Galvao da Silva, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte; J. Danon, Centro Brasiliero de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; J.T. Wasson, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Don Edwards   
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Andre Moutinho Photo added 18 Jan 2017
Rodrigo Guerra   
Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (17° 10'S, 43° 50'W)
     Recommended::   (17° 10'S, 43° 50'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Minas Gerais, Brazil (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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