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Ste. Croix
Basic information Name: Ste. Croix
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Switzerland
Mass:help 4.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 80:

Ste. Croix

Canton de Vaud, Switzerland

Found 1988, recognized 1995

Iron, octahedrite (IIIAB)

A 4.8-g iron was found near a campground. Classification and analysis (F. Wlotzka, Max Planck Inst. für Chemie, Mainz, Germany): Ni, 7.64%; Ga, 20 ppm; Ge, 42 ppm; Ir, 0.148 ppm.  Main mass in Swiss Meteorite Laboratory, Museum Bally-Prior, P.O. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland, contact Rolf W. Bühler; 1 g in Musée Géologique Cantonal, UNIL-BFSH 2, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Switzerland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 50' 12"N, 6° 29' 41"E)
     Recommended::   (46° 50' 12"N, 6° 29' 41"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Vaud, Switzerland (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Switzerland (plus 3 unapproved names)
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