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Almelo Township
Basic information Name: Almelo Township
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1949
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.18 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 47  (1969)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5282 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 47:
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DISCOVERY OF ALMELO TOWNSHIP STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: ALMELO TOWNSHIP.

The place of fall or discovery: New Almelo, Kansas, USA; φ =39°36' N, λ =100'07'W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1949.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-pigeonite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 3.18 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Found by Rev. E. J. Sanders in church yard. The meteorite was presented to the Fort Hays Kansas State College Museum, Hays.

Source: Report of Dr. Halsey W. Miller (Edwardsville, Illinois, USA) in a letter June 13, 1969.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 47, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 36'N, 100° 7'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 36'N, 100° 7'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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