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Shingle Springs meteorite, Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs District, West Belt, El Dorado Co., California, USAi
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Shingle Springs meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Shingle SpringsGroup of Springs
Shingle Springs DistrictMining District
West Belt- not defined -
El Dorado Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° North , 120° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~8km
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Ungrouped iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, ungrouped
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


A meteorite fall discovered in either 1869 or 1870 ½ mile from Shingle Springs (direction = unknown).

An ataxite meteorite at 38.5 kg, containing 16.95% Ni and 81.4% Fe. Other elements present include Co with traces of Al, Cr, Mg, Ca, C, Si, P, S, K, Ge, Ga & Ir.

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Plate - 4,952 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Goldstein, J.I. and Short, J.M. (1967) The iron meteorites, their thermal history and parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 31: 1743; Goldstein, J.I. (1969) The classification of iron meteorites. In: P.M. Millman (Editor), Meteorite Research, D. Reidel, Dordecht-Holland: 736; Schaudy, R., Wasson, J.T., and Buchwald, V.F. (1972) The chemical classification of iron meteorites, VI. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus: 17: 174-192; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 58-59.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Goldstein, J.I. and Short, J.M. (1967) The iron meteorites, their thermal history and parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 31: 1743; Goldstein, J.I. (1969) The classification of iron meteorites. In: P.M. Millman (Editor), Meteorite Research, D. Reidel, Dordecht-Holland: 736; Schaudy, R., Wasson, J.T., and Buchwald, V.F. (1972) The chemical classification of iron meteorites, VI. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus: 17: 174-192; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 58-59.
Schreibersite ?
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Description: Small, silvery particles.
Reference: Goldstein, J.I. and Short, J.M. (1967) The iron meteorites, their thermal history and parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 31: 1743; Goldstein, J.I. (1969) The classification of iron meteorites. In: P.M. Millman (Editor), Meteorite Research, D. Reidel, Dordecht-Holland: 736; Schaudy, R., Wasson, J.T., and Buchwald, V.F. (1972) The chemical classification of iron meteorites, VI. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus: 17: 174-192; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 58-59.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Goldstein, J.I. and Short, J.M. (1967) The iron meteorites, their thermal history and parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 31: 1743; Goldstein, J.I. (1969) The classification of iron meteorites. In: P.M. Millman (Editor), Meteorite Research, D. Reidel, Dordecht-Holland: 736; Schaudy, R., Wasson, J.T., and Buchwald, V.F. (1972) The chemical classification of iron meteorites, VI. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus: 17: 174-192; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 58-59.
'Ungrouped iron meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite ?1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Ungrouped iron meteorite-

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)
Schreibersite ?1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Iron-Fe
'Ungrouped iron meteorite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
FeIron
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

References

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Shepard, Charles Upham (1872), On a meteoric iron lately found in El Dorado County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 3: 438.
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1873a), On the meteoric iron found near Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 6: 18-22.
Goldstein, J.I. and Short, J.M. (1967) The iron meteorites, their thermal history and parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 31: 1743.
Goldstein, J.I. (1969) The classification of iron meteorites. In: P.M. Millman (Editor), Meteorite Research, D. Reidel, Dordecht-Holland: 736.
Schaudy, R., Wasson, J.T., and Buchwald, V.F. (1972) The chemical classification of iron meteorites, VI. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus: 17: 174-192.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 58-59.


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