For Sale IconZaragoza, IVA (Anomalous) Iron Meteorites for Sale

Location: Zaragoza, Spain, ~ 41° 39′ N 0° 52′ E

Found: ~1950s

Type: Iron, IVA (Anomalous), Fine Octahedrite 

Description: The meteorite was purchased by Michael Farmer and Jim Strope in Paris, France from the widow of a mineral collector who purchased the meteorite in the 1950’s in Zaragoza, Spain.  Physical characteristics: The meteorite was an individual with a total mass of 162 kilograms. The surface of the meteorite is regmaglypted, weathered, and reddish-brown.  Petrography: The meteorite is predominately Fe,Ni metal, with minor chromite and an unidentified Fe-Cr sulfide. The chromites are present as subhedral grains surrounded by Fe-Ni metal. The Fe-Cr sulfide is present as an elongated inclusion interspersed with Fe-Ni metal and cross-cut by Fe,Ni metal veins. The kamacite bandwidth is on the order of 0.2 to 0.3 mm.  Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Kamacite (Ni = 7.02±0.93, Co = 0.34±0.04 [averages, all wt%]); high Ni Fe-Ni metal (Ni = 18.66, Co = .23 [all wt%]). Bulk Composition: Fe = 91.36, Ni = 7.20, Co = 0.41, S = 0.01, P = 0.03 [all wt%]; Cr = 167.3, Ge = 2.5, Ga = 2.1, Ir = 2.8, Cu = 129.5, Pt = 5.4, As = 2.6 [all ppm]; Se = 656, Mo = 6085, Os = 1789, Ru = 4468, Pd = 2990, Rh = 955, V = 251, Sb = 25, Re = 413, Mn = 493, Ag = 2353, Zn = 469 [all ppb].  The Ge content is anomalously high for IVAs

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# ZAR24-2 # ZAR28-5 # ZAR59-0 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 24.2 gm Weight: 28.5 gm Weight: 59.0 gm
Features: Etched part slice Features: Etched part slice Features: Etched part slice
Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold