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Basic information Name: Shawnee
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.18 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 27 May 2011
Writeup from MB 99:


Kansas, Johnson County, United States

Purchased: 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: A single 8181 g mass was acquired at an estate sale in Shawnee, Kansas. The meteorite had been used for many years as a doorstop by a couple that lived in Shawnee. The owners of the meteorite originally owned farm ground in Barton County, Kansas, but lived for the better part of their lives in Shawnee. Unfortunately, the exact find location is unknown. A small end piece was sent to ASU and confirmed to be a meteorite.

Physical characteristics: Surface shows some fusion crust and minor weathering with broad regmaglypts.

Petrography: (L. Garvie, ASU) Etched sections show a coarse Widmanstätten structure, with stubby kamacite, bandwidth 1.3 mm. Kamacite lamellae display subboundaries and numerous μm-sized phosphide precipitates. Sub-millimeter schreibersite common within some kamacite grains and at grain boundaries. Neumann bands straight and well developed in rhabdite-free grains. Thin taenite and plessite cover several percent by area. Inclusions common - one 7 × 5 cm slice exhibits several (to 2 cm) irregular silicate-graphite-troilite-schreibersite regions. Silicates consist of olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, clinopyroxene, and plagioclase. Slice contains several 1-mm blocky schreibersite with cohenite rims.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition: INAA data (Activation Laboratories - Ancaster, Ontario): Co 0.46 mg/g, Ni 74 mg/g, Ga 57 μg/g, Ge 180 μg/g, Ir 2.24 μg/g, and Au 1.50 μg/g.

Classification: Iron meteorite, IAB-MG, coarse octahedrite, moderately shocked.

Specimens: Type specimens - two slices with total weight of 144.6 g.

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State/Prov/County:Kansas, Johnson County
Place of purchase:Shawnee
Date:P 2010
Mass (g):8181
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Type spec mass (g):144.6
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:Kansas Meteoritical Society
Finder:Kansas Meteoritical Society
Comments:Submitted by Laurence Garvie
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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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (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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