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Mayerthorpe
Basic information Name: Mayerthorpe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: Canada
Mass:help 12.61 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 32  (1964)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 32:
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DISCOVERY OF MAYERTHORPE IRON METEORITE, CANADA

Name: MAYERTHORPE.

The place of fall or discovery: 16 km south-south-east of the town of Mayerthorpe, Al­berta, Canada; φ = 53°46 1/2' N, λ =  115°02' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, September 1964.

Class and type: IRON, believed to be an octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 8.74 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite was found by M. Dmitroca in the course of cultivating a field. Two earlier finds of iron meteorites in the neighbouring fields have been lost, but suggest that Mayerthorpe may have been a shower. The known specimen shows excellent regmaglypts, some surface oxidation suggesting an old fall. The specimen has been acquired for the University of Alberta and National meteorite collections.

Source: Report of Dr. R. E. Folinsbee (Edmonton, Canada) in a letter, IX.28 1964.


Writeup from MB 33:
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Prof. R. E. Folinsbee (Edmonton, Canada) in a letter, X.7 1964 reported about the find in 1964 of a second individual from the Mayerthorpe iron meteorite, weighing 3870 gr. in 1964.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Mayerthorpe in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 32, Moscow (1964)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 33, Moscow (1965)
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Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary   
Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 46' 30"N, 115° 2' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (53° 46' 30"N, 115° 2' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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