North Chile  (5,665 g)

North Chile (5,665 g)

North Chile

 

Location: Antofagasta area (~23°S, 69°W)

Found: 1875

Type: Iron, IIAB, Hexahedrite

Description: 

Eight irons of total weight of 266kg, identical in structure are known as North Chile because their exact localities are unknown. Each mass is part of a single kamacite crystal in which rhabdites are irregularly distributed; cosmic and artificial fracturing were controlled by the Rhabdites plates. Mean composition: 5.59% Ni, 58.9 ppm Ga, 177 ppm Ge, 3.6 ppm Ir.

(From Catalogue of Meteorites, 2000).

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