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Hasparos
Basic information Name: Hasparos
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1935
Country: United States
Mass:help 12.88 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HASPAROS, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: HASPAROS

Place of find: Near Hasparos Canyon, Lincoln County, about 50 km NE. of Carrizozo, New Mexico, USA.

34°N., 105°30'W., approximately.

Date of find: 1935

Class and type: Iron. Low-Ni, high-Ga member of group IAB.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 12.88 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in 1935 by Mr. T.A. Sacra, Jr. at the old Billings ranch on the northern slopes of the Capitan Mountains. The meteorite passed into the possession of Mr. T. Sacra III of Tucson, Arizona, where it was noticed by a neighbour, M.J. Drake. The main mass is on loan to the Grace Flandrau Planetarium, University of Arizona. Specimens are held by the Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University and the Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Source: M.J. Drake, University of Arizona, Tucson and J.T. Wasson, Univer­sity of California, Los Angeles.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 0'N, 105° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 0'N, 105° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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