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Camp Wood
Basic information Name: Camp Wood
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960s
Country: United States
Mass:help 148 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2010
Writeup from MB online:

Camp Wood        29°46’21"N, 99°52’30"W

Real County, Texas, United States

Found: 1960s

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History:  A single 148 kg mass was found by Guy Hutcherson in the late 1960s, while hunting with his son, Robert Hutcherson, on their property, north of Ranch Road 337 between the towns of Camp Wood and Leakey.  Noting its unusual appearance and metallic quality, they exhumed the partially buried mass and brought it home, where it remained until 2007, a presumed meteorite.  In 2007 a 28.6 gram sample was sent to NASA, forwarded to the Smithsonian and confirmed to be a meteorite.

Physical characteristics:  The mass is irregularly shaped, and measures approximately 50×48×30 cm at its widest points.  Its surface is moderately weathered and is dominated by numerous well-defined shallow depressions ranging from 5 to 20 cm in diameter that appear to be due to the effects of weathering.  No fusion crust remains.

Petrography: (J. Wasson, UCLA) No widmanstätten figures were visible on a small etched surface, but some kamacite lamellae could be recognized because the meteorite had oxidized along kamacite boundaries and some conversion of kamacite into oxide occurred. The mean bandwidth is 0.9±0.1 mm, Om. No schreibersite, troilite, or other inclusions were observed in the sample.

Geochemistry: Bulk Composition: INAA data (J. Wasson, UCLA): Co = 5.0 mg/g, Ni 74 mg/g, Cu = 154 μg/g, Ga = 18.4 μg/g, As, 3.4 μg/g, Ru = 13 μg/g, W = 1.2 μg/g, Ir = 12.1 μg/g, Pt = 15 μg/g, Au = 0.566 μg/g.

Classification: Iron meteorite, IIIAB group, medium octahedrite.

Specimens: Type specimens, 28 g, UCLA; main mass, JUtas

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 263:
State/Prov/County:Real County, Texas
Origin or pseudonym:Hill Country.
Mass (g):148000
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:Guy Hutcherson
Comments:medium octahedrite; submitted by J. Utas
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
JUtas: Jason Utas, United States (private address; updated 8 Jun 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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United States
     Recommended::   (29° 46' 21"N, 99° 52' 30"W)

     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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