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Basic information Name: Thoreau
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1954
Country: United States
Mass:help 500 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 37  (1966)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 71 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
Writeup from MB 37:
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THOREAU, McKinley'County, New Mexico, USA; φ =35°24' N, λ = 108°13' W,

FOUND, before 1954.

IRON, octahedrite.

12.2 gr. in Inst. Meteor., Univ. New Mexico, USA.

S o u r c e: List of the meteorites in a letter of Dr. Max H. Hay (London, England) V 12 1966.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Thoreau 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. 37, Moscow (1966)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 17'N, 108° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 17'N, 108° 16'W)

     This is 1 of 227 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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