I's..ARN's History of Meteorites
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Ibbenburen.................................52'17' N., 7'42' E.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Fell 1870, June 17, 1400 hrs                     
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Diogenite (ADIO).
Fell, after detonation and appearance of light.  A stone of about 2kg 
was found two days later .

lbitira.....................................20' S., 45' W.   
Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fell 1957, June 30, 1715 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC), vesicular, 
One stone of 2.5kg was found in the village of Ibitira, near
Martinho Campos, 19'22'S., 45'14'W.  Vesicular and unbrecciated.

lbrisim.....................................38' N., 35' E.
Seyham, Turkey
Fell 1949, late summer
Stone.  Chondrite.
A stone fell at the village of lbrisim , 65km north of the town of Adana,  
36'55'N.,  35'17'E.

Ichkala.....................................58'12' N., 82'56' E.
Tomskaya, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1936, May 29, 1934 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A stone fell at 58-12-N., 82-56'E. The main mass is 3972g in Moscow, 
Acad.  Sci.

Ida.........................................33'47' N., 136'2' E.
Mie, Honshu, Japan
Fell 1929, October 10
Doubtful..
Doubtful, I.  Yamamoto,  Kwasan  Observ. 

Idaho
Idaho, U.S.A., Not located
Iron.  Octahedrite (IA).
Exact locality not known.  Chemically very similar to Diablo. 
Analysis, 7.09 %Ni, 81 ppm.Ga, 321 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm. Ir.

Idalia......................................39'41'42' N., 102'17'42' W.
Yuma County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1968, recognized in this year  
Stone.  Chondrite.
Total known weight 7.4kg.

Ider........................................34'41' N., 85'39' W.
De Kalb County, Alabama, U.S.A.
Found 1957
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 140kg was found.  Analysis, 8.3 %Ni, 20.1 ppm.Ga, 40 
ppm.Ge, 2.8 ppm.Ir.  Heavily weathered, shock hardened.

Igdi....................................... 29º14' N, 8º22' W
Morocco
Found 2000 February
Achondrite (monomict eucrite)
A 1470 g stone in several pieces was found by a person prospecting
for meteorites.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P.
Gillet, ENSL):  a monomict breccia; contains plagioclase (An90),
pigeonite (Fs63.5Wo6.9, n = 8) with exsolved clinopyroxene
(Fs33.2Wo41.9, n = 1), silica, ilmenite, chromite, and troilite.
Specimens: 23 g plus thin section, ENSL; main mass with anonymous finder.

Idutywa.....................................32'6' S., 28'20' E.
Transkei, Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1956, February 1, 1815 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzitc chondrite  (H5).
A shower of stones fell, but only two, of 3009g and 448g respectively, 
were recovered.  The larger one made a hole in the ground, the 
smaller did not.   Analysis, 26.2 % total iron .

Iguaracu....................................21'12' S., 51'50' W.
Near Iguaracu, Parana state, Brazil
Fell Octomber 1977
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A single crusted mass weighing 12oog fell.

Ijopega.....................................6'2' S., 145'22' E.
Asaro valley, Goroka, Papua-New Guinea
Fell 1975, March 3, 2145 hrs, U.T.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), brecciated.
A single stone of 7.33kg spiralled down emitting a smoke trail and  
accompanied by sonic phenomena.  It made a hole in soft ground 
25m from an eyewitness.  The location is 8km NW. of Goroka in the 
eastern highlands of Papua-New Guinea.  It is a brecciated stone, with  
27.56% total iron.

Ikhrarene..................................28'36'15' N., 1'2'30' E.
Western Tademait Plateau, Algerian Sahara, Algeria
Found 1969
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
One complete stone of 5465g was found half buried in a Quaternary 
sandy gravel overlying the Cretaceous plateau. The stone is oxidised 
and is part of a very old fall .

Ilimaes.....................................26' S., 70' W.   
Taltal, Atacama, Chile
Found 1870, known since this year
Iron.  Octahodrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of about 5lkg was found at 'Ilimae'.  Analysis, 7.82 Ni. Includes  
Chaiiaral, a 1.2kg  mass found in 1884 which has the same structure 
and chemical composition as Ilimaes (iron) .

Ilinskaya Stanitza.........................51'14' N., 57'23' E.
Orenburg, Federated SSR, USSR, 
Found 1915, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.7mm) (IIIB).
One mass of 5.62lkg was found.  Analysis, 9.28 % Ni, 19.5 ppm.Ga, 
39.2 ppm.Ge,  0.29  ppm.Ir.  Description, contains Brezina lamellae 
and has been shocked.

Illinois Gulch..............................46'41' N., 112'33' W.
Powell County, Montana, U.S.A.
Found 1899
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM).
A mass of about 2.5kg was found about 4 feet below the surface 
,anomalous.  Analysis, 11.68 %Ni, 2.80 ppm.Ga, 2.76 ppm.Ge, 5.3 
ppm.Ir  Shocked, reheated and rapidly cooled .

Imilac.....................................24'12.2' S., 68'48.4' W.
Atacama Desert, Atacama, Chile
Found 1822, known in this year             
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
Numerous masses weighing together several hundred pounds, with 
individuals up to 450lb, were found in a valley to the SW. of Imilac. 
The specimen found in 1879 at Campo del  Puchara.  Argentina, was 
probably carried from Imilac.  Coordinates are of, transported masses, 
strewnfield, craters, metal deformations .  Analysis of metal, 9.9  %Ni, 
21.1 ppm.Ga, 46.0 ppm.Ge, 0.071 ppm. Ir.

Imperial....................................32'52' N., 115'35' W.
Imperial County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1908, known in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Original mass unknown .

Indarch.....................................39'45' N., 46'40' E.
Shusha, Elisavetpol, Azerbaydzhan SSR, USSR,
Fell 1891, April 7, 2010 hrs
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E4).
After detonations, and appearance of flame, a stone of about 27kg fell, 
and was found next morning.  Analysis, 33.15% total iron. 

Independence................................. 39º5' N, 94º24' W
Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Fell 1917 or 1918, summer
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
Edward Keesling heard a hissing/buzzing sound, and then observed
a dark object falling to the ground on the side of a dirt road.  The 880 g
stone was kept by him until his death.  Mineralogy and classification
(G. Holland, UMan): olivine, Fa24.5; pyroxene, Fs20.8 Wo1.3; shock
stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens:  21.2 g, UArk; main
mass, AShaw.

Indianola...................................40'14' N., 100'25' W
Red Willow County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1939
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), xenolithic.
One stone of 4kg was found in section 2, township 2 .

Indianópolis................................19º10'S 47º50'W 
Minas Gerais, Brazil 
Found 1989 July 
Iron, coarsest octahedrite (IIAB) 
A 14.85 kg mass was found among the gravels of the Araguari River. 
Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): 
kamacite band width, 10-13 mm; rich in schreibersite; 
composition, Ni = 6.00 wt%, Cu = 125 ppm, Ga = 49.8 ppm, Ge = 104 ppm, Ir = 12 ppb.
This meteorite is similar in composition to Santa Luzia,which was also found in a river, 
but several 100 km from Indianópolis. It is possible that the two meteorites are
paired, and that transport by indigenous people has occurred. 
Specimens: main mass unknown; 1.26 kg, Bart; 0.23 kg, USP.

Indian Valley...............................36'56' N., 80'30' W.
Floyd County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Found 1887
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 31lb was  ploughed up near the base of the south side of 
Floyd Mountain.  Analysis and  determination of Ga, Au and Pd, 5.64 
%Ni.  Shocked, partially recrystallised, possibly paired with Mayodan. 
Analysis, 5.48 %Ni, 61.4 ppm.Ga, 174 ppm.Ge, 11 ppm. Ir.

Indio Rico..................................38'20' S., 60'53' W.
Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Found 1887
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A stone of 15kg was  found.  

Ingalls.....................................37'50' N., 100'27' W.
Gray County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
One fragment of 226g was found in SW. 1/4, sect. 22,
township 26, range 29 .

Ingella Station.............................25'33'S., 142'47' E.
Ingella Station, Queensland , Australia
Found 1987    
Stone Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5)
Several specimens totaling about 50 kg were found in the Tenham 
region of Queensland.  The stones are heavily weathered and distinct 
from Tenham (L6) and Hammond Downs (H4).

Inman.......................................38'15' N., 97'40' W.
McPherson County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1966
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).
One mass of 7.25kg was found during ploughing, olivine 
unequilibrated , 19.45 % total iron.

Inner Monglia...............................41' N., 112' E. 
Nei Monggol, China
Fell 1963, probably
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Analysis, 22.24 % total iron.  Main mass is 3kg and in Beijing, Acad.  
Sin. Inst.Geol.

Inningen....................................48º19'N 10º53'E 
Bavaria, Germany 
Found 1998 September 
Iron (IIAB) 
A 1214.5 g iron was found by B. Ruf on the road connecting Inningen and Haunstetten. 
Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI): bulk composition, 
Ni = 5.77 wt%, Ga = 55.7 ppm, Ge = 150 ppm, Ir = 26 ppb, Au = 965ppb; 
structure unknown. Specimens: main mass, MPI.

Innisfree...................................53'24'54' N., 111'20'15 W.
Alberta, Canada
Fell 1977, February 5
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
Six specimens and fragments altogether totalling 3.79kg were found at 
the site predicted from the study of fireball photographs taken on the 
night of February 5,

Ioka........................................40'15' N., 110'5' W.
Duchesne County, Utah, U.S.A.
Found 1931, recognized 1956              
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).
A weathered stone of 31.5kg was ploughed up.  Analysis, 20.77 % 
total iron.

Iowa City...................................41'39' N., 91'31' W.
Iowa, U.S.A.
Fell 1861, November 15, 2230 hrs
Doubtful.'Stone.
Following the appearance of a fireball, and detonations, seven stones 
are reported to have fallen .

lpacaray....................................25'18' S., 57'16' W.
lpacaray Lake, Asuncion, Paraguay
Fell 1877, before this year
Doubtful.  Stone?.
After detonations, a nearly spherical stone, two yards in diameter, is 
said to have fallen and penetrated the soil to a depth of two yards .

Ipitinga....................................0'21' N., 53'49' E.
Serra do Ipitinga, Almeirm County, Para, Brazil
Stone , ordinary chondrite   (H5)
One stone of a little over 7kg covered by fusion curst was found by 
S.L. Martini on a roadside during geolgic fieldwork, about 1km from the 
airstrip Pista 13 de Mayo. 

lpiranga...................................25'30' S., 54'30' W.
Lageado lpiranga, Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil
Fell 1972, December 27, 1030 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
An individual of 2.65kg, and a number of smaller stones, totalling 
about 30 specimens,were collected after a fireball was seen travelling 
in a westerly direction over SW. Parana state.  Detonations lasted 
several seconds and the length of the strewnfield was at least 40km. 
Analysis, 26.27 % total iron.

Iquique.....................................20'11' S., 69'44' W.
Pampa del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile
Found 1871
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IVB).
A mass of 12.5kg was found embedded in nitrate, 30 miles east of 
Iquique. Analysis, 16.03 %Ni, 0. 170 ppm.Ga, 0.051 ppm.Ge, 28 
ppm.Ir.   Some artificial heating.

Iredell.....................................31'58' N., 97'52' W.
Bosque County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1898
Iron.  Octabedrite, coarsest (10mm) (IIB).
A mass of about 1.5kg was found on a sheep ranch, 5 or 6 miles SW. 
of Iredell, but only about 500g have been preserved.  The mass was 
broken or heated and forged.  May be related to El Burro.  
Analysis, 6.0  %Ni, 58.1 ppm.Ga, 163 ppm.Ge, 0.07 ppm. Ir.

Iron Creek..................................53' N., 112' W.
Battle River, Alberta, Canada
Found 1869, known before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 386lb on a hill near Iron Creek had long been known to the 
Indians before its removal to Victoria College in about 1869 .
Analysis, 7.72 %Ni, 20.2 ppm.Ga, 39.6 ppm.Ge, 3.3 ppm.Ir 
Description, shocked and partly annealed.

Iron River..................................46'5' N., 88'34' W.
Iron County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Found 1889, recognized 1965
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
A mass of 1420g was  found.
Analysis, 7.87 %Ni, 2.12 ppm.Ga, 0. 118 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm. Ir.

Isheyevo .................................. 53°37΄N; 56°20΄E
Bashkortostan, Russia.
Found 2003, October
Carbonaceous chondrite (bencubbinite)
One stone, weighing 16 kg, was found by a tractor driver in a
field during harvest carrying in the Ishimbai region of
Bashkortostan, close to the Isheyevo village. A small piece of the
meteorite was issued to the Vernadsky Institute by Kazakov D.A.,
and Polozkov A.G, September 2004. Mineralogy and
classification (Ivanova M.A. Vernad., Ulianov A.A. MSU).
Fusion crust is well developed, dark brown. The meteorite
consists of FeNi metal grains, C, POP, rare BO chondrules (0.02-
1 mm in size), chondrule fragments, CAIs, and matrix lumps.
FeNi metal comprises from 50 to 70 vol%, and contains 4.2-8.4
wt% Ni, 0.2-0.5 wt% Co, and 0.03-0.6 wt% Cr; Co/Ni ratio is
approximately solar. CC chondrules don’t contain any FeNi metal
grains, they are Mg-rich, and consist of pyroxene-rich
cryptocrystalline material. Olivine, Fa2.5, rare FeO-rich olivines,
Fa10-38 ; pyroxene, Fs2.1Wo1.7 , FeO-rich pyroxene, Fs8-12Wo0.8-1.8;
troilite is Cr-rich, 2.5 wt% Cr. INAA data for a 20 mg chip: 2.74
wt.% Ni; 717 ppm Co; 2608 ppm Cr, 8.2 ppm Sc, and 1.59 ppm
Ir. Petrological type 3; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W1.
Specimens: a type specimen, 24.3 g, and two sections, Vernad;
main mass with anonymous finder.

Ishinga.....................................8'56' S., 33'48' E.
Mbeya district, Tanzania
Fell 1954, October 8, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivinc-bronzite chondrite (H).
The stone, of about 1.3kg, buried itself to a depth of about 30  cm .

Isna........................................24'50' N., 31'40' E.
Luxor, Egypt
Found 1970                      
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type III (CO3).
A 23kg individual was found about l00km SW. of Isna, on the Nile 
River near Luxor.  Analysis, 24.83 % total iron.

Isoulane-n-Amahar..........................27'7'45'N ., 8'40'2' E.
Algeria
Found 1945, May 19
Stone.  Olivint-hypersthcne chondritc (L6), veined.
A somewhat weathered mass of 72kg was found at the coordinates 
given, NNE. of Fort Polinac. 

Isthilart...................................31'11' S., 57'57' W.
Departmento Federacion, Entre Rios, Argentina
Fell 1928, November 12, 0730 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Fell near the railway station at Isthilw.  Two pieces, 3050g total weight. 

Itapicuru-Mirim.............................3'24' S., 44'20' W.
Maranhio, Brazil
Fell 1879, March
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A stone of 2kg fell,  29.58 % total iron, 

Itapuranga..................................15'35' S., 50'9' W.
Curral de Pedro, Goias, Brazil
Found
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.5mm) (IA).
A single mass of 628kg was found, date not reported .
Analysis, 6.7 %Ni, 97 ppm.Ga, 478 ppm.Ge, 2.8 ppm.Ir.

Itqiy........................................ 26°35.45' N, 12°57.13' W
Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
Fell ~1990
Ungrouped enstatite-rich meteorite
In the year 1990 (±1 year), after a detonation and the appearance of
light, one stone of 410 g was recovered near Itqiy by a nomad.  A
larger stone weighing 4310 g was recovered by Marc, Luc, and Jim
Labenne while searching for meteorites in the same place in 2000
July.  The larger stone has a black fusion crust exhibiting flow lines.
Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and A. Patzer, UAz):  has an
equigranular  texture  showing  numerous  triple  junctions;  enstatite
(grain size 0.5.4 mm), 78 vol%, has Fs0.2Wo3.0; metal (grain size
0.2.2 mm), 22 vol%, is kamacite with Fe = 90.4 wt%, Ni = 5.77 wt%, Si
= 3.13 wt%, in the EH compositional range; troilite is nearly absent;
Mg-Mn-Fe sulfides with compositions intermediate between typical
E-chondrite niningerite and alabandite, plus unusual Fe-Cr sulfides
are heterogeneously distributed in intergranular regions (0.2.1 mm in
diameter); bulk Mg/Si = 0.82 mol/mol, in the lower EL range (slightly
higher than EH); bulk Fe/Si = 1.13 mol/mol, in the high EH range; no
relic chondrules are observed; shock stage, S5, weathering grade W1.2.
For further details see Patzer et al. (2001).  Specimens:  main mass with
Labenne; type specimen, 22.17 g, includes two thin sections, UAz.
Jiddat al Harasis 011.028, see Oman meteorites

Itutinga....................................21'20' S., 44'40' W.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1960, known before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
Analysis, 7.2 %Ni, 18.6 ppm.Ga, 36.0 ppm.Ge, 13 ppm.Ir,
Main mass is with Ouro Preto School of Mines .

Itzawisis...................................26'16' S., 18'11' E.
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Found 1946
Stony-iron.  Paflasite (PAL).
A very fresh mass of about 350g was found 4 miles S. of Itzawisis 
railway siding and about 20 miles N. of Keetmanshoop.
Analysis of metal, 14.7 %Ni, 5.73 ppm.Ga, 85.9 ppm.Ge, 15 ppm.Ir .

Ivanovka....................................54'30' N., 52'48' E.
Ivanovka,Leinogorsk District,Tatar, USSR
Found August 31, 1983
Stone chondrite
An 8870 gram meteorite lay on the edge of a ploughed field, it was 
found by pupils of the local secondary school.

Ivanpah.....................................35'20' N., 115'19' W.
San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1880
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A mass of about 128lb was found.  
Analysis, 7.51 %Ni, 21.1 ppm.Ga, 38.1 ppm.Ge, 3.8 ppm.Ir.

Ivuna.......................................8'25' S., 32'26' E.
Tanzania
Fell 1938, December 16, 1730 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type I (CI).
Two or three stones fell at Ivuna, near the W. shore of
Rukwa, one of 704.5g was recovered.  Analysis, 19.01 % total iron.