Esquel (PAL-MG)

Country: Argentina
State/District: Chubut, Futaleufú dept.
Date of fall/find: Found 1951, (before)
Total known weight: 755 kg (approx.)
Number of pieces: 1
Type: Stony-iron, PAL-MG, angular olivine shape

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A large mass of about 1500kg was found embedded in the soil, L.O.Giacomelli, Meteoritos hallados en la Patagonia, Argentina Austral, 1962, 34, p.14, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.156. The weight of the main mass is 755kg and not 1500kg as mentioned, O.A.Turone, Buenos Aires, priv. comm. to J.Koblitz, 1994. Cooling rate and olivine composition, Fa11.7, P.R.Buseck and J.I.Goldstein, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., 1969,80, p.2141. Classification and analysis of metal, main group pallasite, 8.50% Ni, 21.5 ppm Ga, 55.5 ppm Ge, 0.023 ppm Ir, E.R.D.Scott, GCA, 1977, 41, p.349. Study of olivine-metal texture, E.R.D.Scott, GCA, 1977, 41, p.693. Mineralogy and petrology, P.R.Busek, GCA, 1977, 41, p.711. Study of chemical zoning of olivine, M.Miyamoto and H.Takeda, LPSC, 1994, 25, p.921 (abs.). Ar and Xe isotopic composition of silicate, Y.N.Miura et al., Papers 21st Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1996, p.119 (abs.). Oxygen isotopic composition, R.N.Clayton and T.K.Mayeda, GCA, 1996, 60, p.1999; see also, I.Jabeen et al., Antarct. Meteorite Res., 1998, (11), p.122. Petrography, modal and trace element analysis, F.Ulff-M?ller, LPSC, 1997, 28, p.1465 (abs.). Petrographical investigation of a large slab; modal and chemical composition, F.Ulff-M?ller et al., MAPS, 1998, 33, p.221. 3D structure examined by X-ray computed tomography, T.Hanamoto et al., Papers 24th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1999, p.28 (abs.).

ID#: 7179
Description: Slice
Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.2 cm
Weight: 11.83 gr

US$ 830.00


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