|Basic information||Name: Tres Castillos|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Mass: 150 kg
This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 77:
Found 1992 March
Iron (Medium octahedrite, IIIAB)
A mass of 150 kg was found on the ranch Tres Castillos. Type specimen, classification and analysis: Ni 9.23%, Co 0.51%, Ir 0.245 ppm, Ga 16.3 ppm, As 9.7 ppm, Cr 19 ppm, Pt 1.5 ppm, Au 1.35 ppm, W 0.39 ppm, Re 27 ppb; John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567, USA. Distribution: main mass (40.9 kg), Marlin Cilz; 8.1 kg, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; 2.6 kg, Natural History Museum,Vienna. Information, Marlin D. Cilz, Box 1063, Malta, Montana 59538, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)|
This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 106 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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