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El Mirage
Basic information Name: El Mirage
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: United States
Mass:help 598 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE EL MIRAGE, ARIZONA, IRON METEORITE

Name: EL MIRAGE

Place of find: El Mirage, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.

33°41'N, 112°16W (approximately Sect. 16, TAN., R.1 E.).

Date of find: March or April 1972.

Class and type: Iron. Hexahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 598 grams

Circumstances of find: Found by Steven Schuetz (age 8) while walking in desert.

Source: Charles F. Lewis, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Dr Carlton Moore, ASU   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 41'N, 112° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 41'N, 112° 16'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (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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