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Rancho Gomelia
Basic information Name: Rancho Gomelia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 15.65 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  IIIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 318 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RANCHO GOMELIA, MEXICO, IRON METEORITE

Name: RANCHO GOMELIA

Place of find: About 85 km NNW of Durango, Durango, Mexico.

24° 31'N., 105° 15'W.

Date of find: 1975

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite (0.8 mm). Group IIIB, 9.7% Ni, 16.4 ppm Ga, 28.8 ppm Ge, 0.013 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 15.65 kg.

Circumstances of find: Not reported. Both masses in Tempe, Arizona State University.

Source: C.F. Lewis and C.B. Moore, 1976. Catalogue of Meteorites, Arizona State University and A. Kracher et al., 1980. Chemical classification of iron meteorites - IX. A new group (IIF), revision of IAB and IIICD and data on 57 additional irons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 44, 773.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

Mexico
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 31'N, 105° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (24° 31'N, 105° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Durango, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Poscente (In NHM Cat)

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