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Staunton meteorite, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 13' North , 79° 3' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.2166666667, -79.05
 
Octahedrite (IIIE, Og)
Find, 1869; 43.5 kg, 3 masses

Three iron-rich (~8.6% Ni) masses (25.4 kg, 16.4 kg, and 1.64 kg) were plowed up north of Staunton, collected, and distributed to various parties. In addition to the dominant Fe-Ni metal (kamacite, taenite, and plessite), schreibersite is prominent and troilite is sparse. Quite minor amounts of daubréelite (with the troilite) and haxonite (intergrown with metal) are also present.

Staunton is one of only 15 known IIIE irons. As of 2000, the largest mass (~ 5 kg) was being held at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Wiens with smaller (> 1kg) masses at the U.S. National Museum in (Washington and at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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7 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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References

Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.
Dietrich, R. V. (1990) Minerals of Virginia.

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