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Basic information Name: Gahanna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1950
Country: United States
Mass:help 1201 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 85:


Franklin County, Ohio, USA

Found ~1950; recognized 1995 February

Iron, coarse octahedrite (IAB)

A 1201 g iron meteorite was found "40–50 years ago" outside of Columbus near Flint Ridge, according to Stephen Holowach, a relative of the finder, although the exact location is not known.  Description and classification (G. Huss, ASU; J. Wasson, UCLA): a highly weathered mass, with only the central one-third remaining metallic; moderately shocked, with deformed Widmanstätten pattern; contains numerous schreibersite plates ~1 mm thick and up to ~1 cm in length; kamacite bandwidth is 2–3 mm; bulk metal has Ni = 7.06 wt%, Ga = 85.6 ppm, Ge = 329 ppm, Ir = 1.81 ppm. Specimens: type specimen, 5 g, UCLA; main mass, ASU.

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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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 1'N, 82° 52'W)
     Recommended::   (40° 1'N, 82° 52'W)

     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Ohio, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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