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Purmela
Basic information Name: Purmela
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  Iron, IIF    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIF.   [show all]
Search for other: IIF irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2005
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Writeup from MB online:

Purmela                29°30′N, 98°3′W

Coryell County, Texas, USA

Find: 10 January 1977

Iron (IIF)

History: Calvin Perryman recovered one 4.5 kg mass on a farm road.

Petrography and Geochemistry: (M. McGehee, ASU; J. Wasson, UCLA) Metal composition determined by INAA, Ni = 107, Co = 6.2 (both mg/g), Ga = 14, As = 4.3, Ir = 11 (all µg/g). Discontinuous kamacite spindles (<2 mm wide) are visible on an etched surface. The metal also contains troilite nodules (<1 mm to ~18 mm wide).

Classification: Iron IIF, plessitic octahedrite.

Specimens: A 406.3 g type specimen is on deposit at ASU. M. Jones holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 4
  Line 16:
State/Prov/County:Coryell, TX
Origin or pseudonym:Farm
Date:10 Jan 1977
Latitude:29°30'N
Longitude:98°3'W
Mass (g):4500
Pieces:1
Class:Iron
Type spec mass (g):406.3
Institutions
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 30'N, 98° 3'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 1871 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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