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Sombrerete
Basic information Name: Sombrerete
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1958
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 10 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-sHL
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sHL    [explanation]

This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sHL.   [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 SOMBRERETE, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name: SOMBRERETE

Place of find: "Cerro del Sombreretillo," Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico.

23°38'N., 103°40'W. (location of Sombrerete).

Date of find: 1958

Class and type: Iron. Iron with silicate inclusions.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 10 kg

Circumstances of find: The specimen is reported to have been found in the "Cerro del Sombreretillo" in 1958 at Miguel Flores. It later became part of the collection of Miguel Romero S., Tehuacan, Mexico. Approxi­mately 1 kg is now at the Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution.

Source: Roy S. Clarke, Jr. Division of Meteorites, Smith­sonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

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

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 38'N, 103° 40'W)
     Recommended::   (23° 38'N, 103° 40'W)

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