Chupaderos Meteorite

Chupaderos Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Chupaderos
  • Year Discovered: 1852
  • Approximate Recovery Location: López Chihuahua Mexico
  • Precise Recovery Location: (27.0, -105.1)
  • Mass: 24300000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IIIAB
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Chupaderos Meteorite

The Chupaderos meteorite was discovered in 1852. It was recovered in López Chihuahua Mexico (27.0, -105.1). It has a mass of 24300000 grams.

Chupaderos is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Chupaderos’s official classification is Iron, IIIAB. The classification “Iron, IIIAB” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the chemical group IIIAB. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from a molten state.

The Chupaderos meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/10/24

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