United States Silicated Iron
Item: 109.1 Dimensions: 320 x 230 x 6 mm Weight: 1523 g
Provenance: Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz
Partial/complete: Complete slice
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Landes

Country: USA
Region: West Virginia
Found: ~1930
Group: Iron
Type: Silicated Iron
Class: IA-AN
Total known weight: 69.8 kg

A 69.8kg individual was plowed up in a hillside cornfield, about 1 mile E of the Landes Post Office, about 35 to 40 years before being recognized as a meteorite, Met. Bull. 51, Meteoritics, 1972, 7, p.225. Reported, T.E.Bunch et al., Meteoritics, 1971, 6, p.253 (abs.). Silicate mineralogy, Odessa type, T.E.Bunch et al., Meteoritics, 1972, 7, p.31. Structurally anomalous, analysis of metal, 6.31% Ni, 88.7 ppm Ga, 414 ppm Ge, 2.9 ppm Ir, J.T.Wasson, Meteorites, Springer-Verlag, 1974, p.297. Major, minor and trace element composition of silicate inclusions, R.W.Bild, GCA, 1977, 41, p.1439. I-Xe dating of silicate inclusions, S.Niemeyer, Meteoritics, 1977, 12, p.331 (abs.); GCA, 1979, 43, p.843. Ar-Ar age of silicate inclusions, 4.48