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Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 24° North , 102° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~127km


Nuevo Mercurio is in north-central Mexico and is the host of two meteorites.

The Nuevo Mercurio H5 ordinary chondrite was a spectacular 1978 meteorite fall witnessed over a radius of 200 km. It is the apparent source of the tetrataenite shown here.

The 'Nuevo Mercurio ( c )' meteorite is a much smaller meteorite found only a few kilometers away. The second meteorite was reported in 2009, but may have been mistakenly assumed to be part of the Nuevo Mercurio (proper) meteorite and thus not reported when initially recovered.

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9 valid minerals.

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'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'H5 chondrite meteorite'
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Pyroxene Group'
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Troilite
Formula: FeS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.AE.10FeNi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Chlorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 9 - Silicates
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-
Orthopyroxene Subgroup-
Pyroxene Group-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.1.11.3FeNi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-
Iron-Fe
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TetrataeniteFeNi
Fe TroiliteFeS
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni TetrataeniteFeNi

References

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Fredriksson, K., Noonan, A., Trevino, R., Victoria, U., Montemayor, F., King, E. A. & Sanchez Rubio, G. (1979) The Nuevo Mercurio, Mexico, Chondrite (abstract): Meteoritics 14, p.400. ( Dec 1979).
Funaki, M. (1993) Temperature dependence of coercivity for chondrites: Allende, Allan Hills-769, and Nuevo Mercurio. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium 6:391-400. (May 1993).

External Links

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php - Meteoritical Bulletin Database
http:www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=17938 -- Nuevo Mercurio@MetBullDatabase
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/get_original_photo.php?recno=5631319 - photo

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