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Prospector Pool
Basic information Name: Prospector Pool
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Australia
Mass:help 2.77 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  Iron-ung (IAB complex?)
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
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2008
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Writeup from MB 94:

Prospector Pool                     29° 21S, 121° 46E

Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia, Australia

Find: November 2003

Iron (ungrouped, fine octahedrite; possibly an ungrouped member of the IAB complex)

History: A single mass was found by J. Harrop while he was prospecting.

Physical characteristics: The irregular, weathered mass weighing 2.768 kg when found, lacks fusion crust and has a deeply pitted surface. A rust line around the mass indicates partial burial in the soil to a depth of 8 cm.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan WAM) The meteorite is troilite-rich comprising metal to troilite in the approximate volume ratio 4:1. Accessory minerals include schreibersite and a trace of copper. Metal displays a fine octahedrite (bandwidth 0.4 mm) structure.

Geochemistry: (J. T. Wasson UCLA) The composition (by INAA, average of two replicate analyses) of the metal is Ni = 89.4, Co = 4.35 (both mg/g), Cr = 331, Cu = 397, Ga = 22.7, Ge = 130 ± 32, As = 12.2, W = 0.97, Ir = 4.45, Pt = 9.2, Au 1.227 (all μg/g), Sb = 180, Re = 517 (both ng/g).

Classification: Iron (ungrouped, fine octahedrite; possibly an ungrouped member of the IAB complex).

Type specimens: Main mass, now 2.437 kg, and slices, 135.1 and 42 g, at WAM. Analyzed sample 35.9 g at UCLA.

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 6
  Line 1:
State/Prov/County:Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia
Date:Nov-2003
Latitude:29°21'S
Longitude:121°46'E
Mass (g):2678
Pieces:1
Class:Ungrouped member of IAB complex
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan WAM,
Type spec mass (g):2678
Type spec location:WAM, J. T. Wasson, UCLA
Main mass:WAM
Comments:Ni = 89.4, Co = 4.35 (both mg/g), Cr = 331, Cu = 397, Ga = 22.7, Ge = 130 ± 32, As = 12.2, W = 0.97, Ir = 4.45, Pt = 9.2, Au 1.227 (all μg/g), Sb = 180, Re = 517 (both ng/g).
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
WAM: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum. Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 21'S, 121° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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