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Toronto
Basic information Name: Toronto
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Canada
Mass:help 2.72 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IAB
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 83:

Toronto

Quebec (?), Canada

Found 1970s or 1980s

Iron, coarse octahedrite (IAB)

A 2.715 kg iron meteorite was found by Mr. Karl Heinz, probably while he was on a canoe trip in Quebec. His widow gave the mete­orite to Mrs. Hildegard Weltner in 1989. Classification (S. Kissin, LHU) and petrography (G. Wilson, UTor): kamacite bandwidth 1.64 ± 0.56 mm; kamacite polygonal with Neumann bands and abundant rhabdites; troilite nodules present; no heat affected zone; bulk composition, Ni = 7.04 wt%, Co = 4810 ppm, Ga = 87 ppm; Ge = 372 ppm, Ir = 2.55 ppm, Au = 1.91 ppm; probably not paired with Canyon Diablo based on bulk composition; further information can be found in Wilson (1997). Specimens: type specimen, 67 g, contact Dr. Richard K. Herd, GSC; main mass with Mrs. Hildegard Weltner, Toronto.

Institutions
   and collections
GSC: National Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Canada (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
LHU: Department of Geology, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada (institutional address; updated 23 Dec 2011)
UTor: IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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