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Jaralito
Basic information Name: Jaralito
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 11.14 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  IIICD
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE JARALITO, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name: JARALITO

Place of find: Close to Jaralito, Durango, Mexico

26°15'57"N., 103°53'06"W.

Date of find: September, 1977.

Class and type: Iron. Coarse octahedrite (1.9 mm), group IIICD. Ni = 6.52%.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 11.138 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found by A. Acosta while on his way to work in fields. The outer surface is lightly weathered and covered with regmaglypts.

Source: J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 15' 57"N, 103° 53' 6"W)
     Recommended::   (26° 15' 57"N, 103° 53' 6"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Durango, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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