Coahuila meteorite

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Harvard Museum of Natural History. Meteor from Coahuila (DerHexer) 2012-07-20.jpg
Coahuila fragment at the Harvard Museum.
Structural classification Hexahedrite
Group IIAB[1]
Country Mexico
Region Coahuila
Coordinates 28°42′N 102°44′W / 28.700°N 102.733°W / 28.700; -102.733Coordinates: 28°42′N 102°44′W / 28.700°N 102.733°W / 28.700; -102.733
Observed fall No
Found date 1837[1]
TKW 2,100 kilograms (4,600 lb)

The Coahuila meteorite is a hexahedrite iron meteorite found in Coahuila, Mexico. The large number of fragments has led to many synonyms and many authors think that more than one meteorite is represented by the fragments. Only fragments found in Coahuila, that are hexahedrites and fall into the IIAB group should be called Coahuila meteorite.[1][2]

The mineral Daubréelite was first described in this meteorite.


  1. ^ a b c "Coahuila". Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Nininger, H. H. "A New Meteorite from Coahuila, Mexico" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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