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Muenatauray
Basic information Name: Muenatauray
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: Venezuela
Mass:help 30 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 86:

Muenatauray

Bolivar, Venezuela

Found 1960 March 5

Iron (IIAB)

The owner found an iron meteorite on the ground, approximately 27 × 23 × 12 cm (exact weight unknown but estimated at ~30 kg). Mineralogy and classification (D. H. Hill, UAz): the specimen appears to have a complete fusion crust with some regmaglypts. The meteorite has two textural regions—one structureless and one with recrystallised, 1 mm-sized domains, suggestive of pre-atmospheric heating and subsequent annealing. Bulk composition (D. H. Hill, UAz): Fe = 91.35%, Ni = 5.339%, Ga = 59.1 ppm, Ir = 12.75 ppm, Co = 4227 ppm, Au = 0.54 ppm, As = 3.66 ppm, Sb = 0.051 ppm. Specimens: type specimen, 134 g, UAz; main mass with finder (J. Coronel, c/o Ms. Adriana Munoz, 6725 Clyde Street, Apt. 1-G, Forest Hills, New York 11375, USA).

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UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Venezuela
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (4° 54'N, 61° 12'W)
     Recommended::   (4° 54'N, 61° 12'W)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Bolivar, Venezuela
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Venezuela
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