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Dumont
Basic information Name: Dumont
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: United States
Mass:help 27.42 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  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
Comments: Approved 17 Apr 2008
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Writeup from MB 94:

Dumont                      33°49N, 100°31W

Dumont, King County, Texas USA

Find: 1994

Iron (IVB)

History: Found by a rancher who kept it in his garage. Identified by McCartney Taylor in 2005.

Physical characteristics: Weathered and pitted iron with a weight of 27.42 kg. Single mass found, broken end.

Petrography: (J. Wasson, UCLA) Ataxite, schlieren lines, no kamacite.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry (J. Wasson, UCLA): Ni =16.2% Ir = 29 mg/g.

Classification: Ataxite iron (IVB).

Type specimens: A total of 70.6 g is on deposit at UCLA. McCartney Taylor holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 3
  Line 3:
State/Prov/County:Dumont, King County, Texas
Date:1994
Latitude:33°49'N
Longitude:100°31'W
Mass (g):27420
Pieces:1
Class:Iron (IVB)
Classifier:J. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):70.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:MTaylor
Comments:Ni =16.2% Ir = 29 mg/g
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (33° 49'N, 100° 31'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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