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Lebanon meteorite, Gale Crater, Aeolis quadrangle, Mars

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 0° North , 175° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~15km
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron
Metbull:Search meteorite in Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Found by the Curiosity Mars Rover on 25 May 25, 2014.
A smaller nearby (few cm) companion meteorite was name "Lebanon B."

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Fe
Reference: Unanalysed but inferred from type of meteorite.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Unanalysed but inferred from type of meteorite.
'Iron meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Unanalysed but inferred from type of meteorite.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Iron meteorite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
var: Kamacite,Ni)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Iron meteorite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

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