Vaca Muerta (MES-A1)

Country: Chile
State/District: Atacama, Taltal
Date of fall/find: Found 1861, (recognized)
Total known weight: 3828 kg (approx.)
Number of pieces: unknown
Type: Mesosiderite, subgroup A1
Shock stage: S1

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Large masses up to 25kg in weight were found before 1864, I.Domeyko, Anal. Univ. Chile, Santiago, 1864, 25, p.289, I.Domeyko, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 1875, 81, p.599. Later in 1888 precisely similar specimens were found on the Llano del Inca, (small pieces totalling 27lb), and at Cerro de Doña Inez (26°5'S, 69°10'W; pieces totalling 16lb), both about 100 miles SE of Taltal, E.E.Howell, Proc. Rochester Acad. Sci., 1890, 1, p.93, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.501. Discussion of locality, L.Fletcher, Min. Mag., 1889, 8, p.234. Description and analysis, G.T.Prior, Min. Mag., 1918, 18, p.152. For details of the mass examined by V.Goldschmidt, see Corrizatillo which is an iron and distinct from Vaca Muerta. Mean composition of the metal, 8.8% Ni, 9.6 ppm Ga, 42.8 ppm Ge, 2.2 pm.Ir, J.T.Wasson, GCA, 1974, 38, p.135. Petrology, mineralogy of metal and silicates, B.N.Powell, GCA, 1969, 33, p.789, B.N.Powell, GCA, 1971, 35, p.5. Includes Harvard University, R.Bild and J.T.Wasson, Min. Mag., 1976, 40, p.732. Noble gas and Cl-36 contents, F.Begemann et al., GCA, 1976, 40, p.353. Major, minor and trace element data of nonmagnetic fraction, D.W.Mittlefehldt et al., GCA, 1979, 43, p.673. Petrographic and chemical characterization of igneous lithic clasts, D.W.Mittlefehldt, GCA, 1979, 43, p.1917. Composition and structure of olivine coronas, classification, references, C.E.Nehru et al., GCA, 1980, 44, p.1103. Calculation of atmospheric ablation based on cosmic ray tracks and Ne isotopes, N.Bhandari et al., Nucl. Tracks, 1980, 4, p.213. Fission track study, uranium content of merrillite, G.Crozaz and D.R.Tasker, GCA, 1981, 45, p.2037; G.Crozaz et al., GCA, 1982, 46, p.749. References, A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., 1985, p.359. Subgroup classification, R.H.Hewins, J. Geophys. Res., 1984, 89 (suppl.), p.C289. Mg isotopic composition of anorthite, D.A.Papanastassiou and G.J.Wasserburg, Meteoritics, 1984, 19, p.289 (abs.). Mineralogy and bulk composition of eucritic pebbles, A.E.Rubin and E.A.Jerde, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 1987, 84, p.1. Compositional differences in basaltic and gabbroic clasts, A.E.Rubin and E.A.Jerde Carbon, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 1988, 87, p.485. Bulk chemical analysis, E.Jarosewich, Meteoritics, 1990, 25, p.323. Mineralogy and chemical composition of magmatic and residue rock types in eucritic enclaves, Y.Ikeda et al., Proc. NIPR Symp. Ant. Met., 1990, (3), p.99; see also, Papers 14th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1989, p.67 (abs.). Petrology, trace element analysis of basaltic clasts, D.W.Mittlefehldt, GCA, 1990, 54, p.1165. Ar-Ar age of basaltic clast, 3.71 Ga, of gabbroic clast, 3.77 Ga, D.D.Bogard et al., GCA, 1990, 54, p.2549; see also, LPSC, 1988, 19, p.112 (abs.). Composition of large metal nodules, J.Hassanzadeh et al., GCA, 1990, 54, p.3197. Mg isotopic composition of plagioclase, M.T.Bernius et al., LPSC, 1991, 22, p.93 (abs.). U-Th-Pb systematics of basaltic inclusions, M.Brouxel and M.Tasumoto, LPSC, 1991, 22, p.143 (abs.). Hf-W isotopic systematics of zircons, T.R.Ireland, LPSC, 1991, 22, p.609 (abs.). Petrogenesis of basaltic enclaves and comparison with HED meteorites, M.Kimura et al., Proc. NIPR Symp. Ant. Met., 1991, (4), p.263; see also, Papers 15th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1990, p.10 (abs.). TL data, D.W.G.Sears et al., GCA, 1991, 55, p.3167, J.D.Batchelor and D.W.G.Sears, GCA, 1991, 55, p.3831. Partitioning of REE between phosphates and silicates, A.K.Kennedy et al., LPSC, 1992, 23, p.681 (abs.). Sm-Nd systematics of basaltic clasts, B.W.Stewart et al., LPSC, 1991, 22, p.1333 (abs.).; LPSC, 1992, 23, p.1365 (abs.). Numerous large masses have been discovered in the strewn field between 1985 and 1991, totalling 3782kg in weight; history of Vaca Muerta recoveries, detailed description of locality and material, H.Pedersen et al. Meteoritics, 1992, 27, p.126. REE analysis and U-Th-Pb system of zircon assembladges, T.R.Ireland and F.Wlotzka, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 1992, 109, p.1. Major, minor and trace element composition of igneous clasts, A.E.Rubin and D.W.Mittlefehldt, GCA, 1992, 56, p.827. Cosmogenic radionuclides data of metal and silicate, A.Albrecht et al., LPSC, 1992, 23, p.5 (abs.); see also, H.Nagai et al., GCA, 1993, 57, p.3705; Papers 15th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1990, p.179 (abs.). Sm-Nd data of a large eucrite clast, M.Sharma et al., LPSC, 1995, 26, p.1271 (abs.). Sm-Nd data, petrogenesis, B.W.Stewart et al., GCA, 1994, 58, p.3487. Thermal and shock history, shock stage S1, H.Haack et al., GCA, 1996, 60, p.2609. Trace element abundances in minerals of basaltic clasts, M.Wadhwa and A.M.Davis, LPSC, 1997, 28, p.1483 (abs.). Mn-Cr systematics of basaltic clasts, M.Wadhwa et al., LPSC, 1997, 28, p.1487 (abs.). Mössbauer spectroscopy of tetrataenite/antitaenite intergrowth, R.B.Scorzelli et al., MAPS, 1997, 32, p.A117 (abs.). Minor and trace element microdistributions in basaltic clasts, M.Wadhwa et al., MAPS, 1997, 32, p.A134 (abs.). Metamorphic history, induced TL data for basaltic clasts, D.W.G.Sears et al., MAPS, 1997, 32, p.917. Noble gas data and Mössbauer spectroscopy of metal structures, B.Lavielle et al., MAPS, 1998, 33, p.A91 (abs.). Ar-Ar dating of plagioclase separates, D.D.Bogard and D.H.Garrison, GCA, 1998, 62, p.1459. Determination of porosity and grain and bulk density, L.B.Moore et al., LPSC, 1999, 30, abs. #1128. Origin of basaltic clasts, M.Wadhwa et al., LPSC, 1999, 30, abs. #1707. Chlorine abundance, D.H.Garrison et al., MAPS, 2000, 35, p.419. Cosmogenic radionuclide data, A.Albrecht et al., MAPS, 2000, 35, p.975. Calculation of cooling rate, W.D.Hopfe and J.I.Goldstein, MAPS, 2001, 36, p.135.

ID#: 4644
Description: Fragment
Size: 6 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Weight: 24.8 gr

US$ 50.00


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Vaca Muerta

Class: MES-A1
Weight: 28.5 gr

US$ 55.00

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