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Trancas Department, Tucumán, Argentina

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
Latitude & Longitude: 26° South , 65° West (est.)
Area:2,862 km2
Neighbouring regions:

Meteoritic Iron:
History: In an expedition made by Raúl Tauber in 1974, to the West of the city of Trancas, between the latter and the town of the "El Simbolar" were discovered in 1974 meteoric iron fragments scattered over a wide area. They corresponded to meteorite stony-metalic, type "Siderolito" and completely metalic(Fe, Ni), type "Siderito". Sizes of the found specimens ranging from 8, 4.5, 3, 2.5 and 1.5 centimeters in length, respectively. It is believed that it makes several thousand years ago there was a meteoric rain in the region. In other areas of the region, bounded to the North by the "Acequiones" River and on the South by river "Choromoro", such as "Rearte", "Gonzalo", "La Higuera", "Chuscha", etc. reported findings of meteorites by locals, and in some cases these copies as you could see more than 15 centimeters in length, with several kilograms of weight.

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11 valid minerals.

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Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry (1974). Hallazgo de Hierro Meteórico en Trancas. Reporte Personal.

Cetrángolo Z. Ch. de (1938). "Algunas cenizas volcánicas del Norte Argentino". Cuaderno de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº 1.

Peña, H. A. (1970). Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Secretaría de Estado de Comercio, Industria y Minería. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán.

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