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Twin City
Basic information Name: Twin City
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: United States
Mass:help 5.13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 8  (1958)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 8:
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THE TWIN CITY IRON METEORTE

Name: TWIN CITY.

The place of fall or discovery: 15 km east of Twin City Emanuel County, Georgia, U. S. A. φ = 32°35' N; λ=92°01' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1955

Class and type: iron; nickel-rich ataxite.

The number of separate specimens: one fragment.

Total weight: preserved 5.13 kg.

The circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was picked up at the time the scraping of the road. It was considerably weathered. The meteorite was found to consist of large pieces-"grains". A preliminary chemical analysis shows that this meteorite contains 29.91 percent Ni and 0.51 percent Co. The sulphur and phosphor, is 0.046 and 0.34 percent respectively. Chemically this meteorite is similar to the Lime Creek meteorite which contained 31.06 percent Ni. The main mass of the Twin City meteorite is preserved in the collections of Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, of Atlanta.

Source: The paper: E.P. Henderson and A.S. Furcron. "Meteorites in Georgia". Georgia Mineral Newsletter, published by the Georgia Geological Survey. Vol. X, No.4, 1957, 137-141.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Twin City 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. 8, Moscow (1958)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 35'N, 82° 1'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 35'N, 82° 1'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Georgia, United States
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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