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Basic information Name: Chuckwalla
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: United States
Mass:help 1802 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 87:


Kern County, California, USA

Found 1992 November

Iron (IAB)

A single mass of 1.802 kg was found by Mr. Melvin English while quail hunting in the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains. Classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): bulk composition Ni = 65.9 mg/g; Co = 4.61 mg/g, Ga = 100 µg/g, As = 12.4 µg/g, Ir = 2.72 µg/g, Au = 1.468 µg/g; see Wasson et al. (2002). The meteorite contains diamonds, some visible macroscopically, and many visible under the microscope. The diamonds closely resemble those in Allan Hills A77283 described by Clarke et al. (1981). Specimens: type specimens 82.6 g UCLA, 38 g SI; main mass, Grif.

   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Grif: Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255, United States (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     Recommended::   (35° 15' 0"N, 118° 5' 26"W)

     This is 1 of 269 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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