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Basic information Name: Tinnie
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: United States
Mass:help 15.3 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IVB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVB
Recommended:  Iron, IVB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IVB.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVB irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 83:


Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA

Found 1978, recognized 1999

Iron meteorite (IVB)

A 15.3 kg iron meteorite was found on a hilltop by a graduate student doing research on Barbary Sheep. Classification and analysis (J. Wasson, UCLA): a plessitic ataxite with numerous vugs up to 1 cm in diameter; bulk composition, Co = 0.79%, Ni = 18.4%, Cu = 4 ppm, Ga = 0.34 ppm, Ir = 16 ppm, Au = 0.14 ppm. Specimens: 5.9 kg, MFarmer; 5.3 kg, Killgore; 92 g, ASU; type specimen, 53 g, UCLA.

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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
Killgore: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 23'N, 105° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 23'N, 105° 15'W)

     This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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