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Tacoma
Basic information Name: Tacoma
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1925
Country: United States
Mass:help 16.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  IA
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
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TACOMA, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: TACOMA

Place of find: A farm outside Tacoma, Washington, USA.

47° 15'N., 122°25'W. (coordinates of Tacoma, find site likely to be within 10 km of this).

Date of find: Between 1925 and 1932.

Class and type: Iron. Coarse to medium octahedrite (IA).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 16.7 g

Circumstances of find: Found by William McDowell on his farm, informa­tion scanty.

Source: E.R.D. Scott, J.T. Wasson and R.W. Bild, 1977. Four new iron meteorite finds. Meteoritics 12, 425-435.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 15'N, 122° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (47° 15'N, 122° 25'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Washington, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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