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Bagdad
Basic information Name: Bagdad
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1959
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 25  (1962)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 31 Oct 2012: Revised coordinates and date
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 25:
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DISCOVERY OF BAGDAD IRON METEORITE, USA

Name: BAGDAD.

The place of fall or discovery:  Along Burro Creek about 20 km West Bagdad, Arizona, USA; φ = 34°32' N; λ = 113°25' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the spring of 1961.

Class and type: IRON, octahedrite medium.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 2.20 kg; semi-spherical, 10 cm diameter.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: This meteorite was found on the surface of the desert during a mineral collecting expedition. The meteorite is in the Nininger Meteorite Collection at Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. Carleton B. Moore (Tempe, USA) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, VIII, 9, 1962.


Writeup from MB 101:

Bagdad

Mohave County, Arizona, United States

Found: 1959

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

New information received from William Stout, 3 Oct 2012. Don L. Stout and son William found a rusty mass on a jeep trail leading to small corral in the spring of 1959. The mass was found at 34°36.799’ N and 113°23.938’ W, about 0.3 miles south of Red Knob butte.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Bagdad in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 32'N, 113° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 36' 48"N, 113° 23' 56"W)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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