California Iron
Item: 145.1 Dimensions: 138 x 100 x 9 mm Weight: 618 g
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: USA
Region: California
Found: 1990
Group: Iron
Type: Octahedrite, Coarse
Class: IAB-MG
Total known weight: 28.57kg

One mass of 28.57 kg was found by Bill Hanna about 5 miles N of Ocotillo. Analysis, 7.01% Ni, 0.47% Co, 112 ppm Cu, 74 ppm Ga, 13.9 ppm As, 2.6 ppm Ir, 4.9 ppm Pt, 1.65 ppm Au, John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Additional analysis, 7.4% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.46% P, and information, Charles F. Lewis, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA. Main mass, James Schwade, 969 South Chicago Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, USA.