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Maria da Fé
Basic information Name: Maria da Fé
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1987
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 18 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Maria da Fé

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Found 1987

Iron, fine octahedrite (group IVA)

An 18 kg iron meteorite was found by Benedito Silva, who was plowing a field. Classification and analysis (M. E. Zucolotto, MNRJ; J. T. Wasson, UCLA): bulk metal Co = 0.38 wt%, Ni = 7.45 wt%, Cu = 139 ppm, Ga = 1.68 ppm, As = 2.16 ppm, Ir = 3.78 ppm, Au = 0.615 ppm. Specimens: main mass, D. B. Ninis, Maria da Fé, Brazil; type specimen, 90 g, MNRJ.

Institutions
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MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Don Cuarzo   
Gabriel Gonçalves Silva   
José Carlos de Medeiros Júnior   
Suzanne De Paula   
Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (22° 18'S, 45° 22'W)
     Recommended::   (22° 18'S, 45° 22'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites from Minas Gerais, Brazil (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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