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Techado
Basic information Name: Techado
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: United States
Mass:help 810 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  IIE
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIE
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIE
Recommended:  Iron, IIE    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIE.   [show all]
Search for other: IIE irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TECHADO, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: TECHADO

Place of find: About 6 km SE. of Techado, Catron County, New Mexico, USA.

34°32'N., 108°21'W.

Date of find: May 6, 1977

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (IIE). 8.9% Ni, 23.2 ppm Ga, 70.2 ppm Ge and 4.9 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 810 g

Circumstances of find: Found by Kitty and Richard A. Renwick during the excavation of a pre-historic American Indian pueblo (circa 1150 A.D.). The major portion of the mass is at the Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Source: R.H. Weber, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico 87801, USA, and J.T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 32'N, 108° 21'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 32'N, 108° 21'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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