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Iron

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HEXAEDRITE

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BRAZIL - RS

2008

Iron Meteorite - Hexaedrite IIAB.

PETROGRAPHY:

Hexaedrite showing the usual irregular spots of clear kamacite, troilite and schreibersite.

GEOCHEMISTRY:

(J.T. Wasson, UCLA) INAA: 5.77% Ni; 0.45% Co; 59.1 ppm Ga; 211 ppm Ge; 16.2 ppm Ir; 0.546 ppm Au.

CLASSIFICATION:

Iron Meteorite - Hexaedrite IIAB.

CLASSIFIERS:

J. T. Wasson and M.E. Zucolotto

HISTORY:

A farmer who was removing stones exposed on a plowed field found that one was much heavier than the others. The finder sent samples to Andre Moutinho who did preliminary tests and then sent to MNRJ for further analysis and classification.

All information that does not have a specific source was extracted from the Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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